Linux Kernel 3.18.15 Longterm Released, Install/Update In Ubuntu 15.05 And Other Derivatives

 

Recently Linux Kernel 3.18.15 has been announced. The Kernel includes several bug fixes. Latest Linux Kernel includes new features, bug fixes and improves security. Updating/Upgrading Linux Kernel is recommended.

What Is Linux Kernel?

Those who don’t know what is the Linux Kernel they should know it because Linux kernel is the essential part of any Linux operating system. It is responsible for resource allocation, low-level hardware interfaces, security, simple communications, basic file system management, and more. Written from scratch by Linus Torvalds (with help from various developers), Linux is a clone of the UNIX operating system. It is geared towards POSIX and Single UNIX Specification compliances.

What’s New In Linux Kernel 3.18.15?

The Linux Kernel 3.18.3 release has many changes. Check the complete changelog here.

How To Install/Update Linux Kernel 3.18.15 In Ubuntu 15.04/Linux Mint And Other Ubuntu Derivatives?

To install or update Latest Stable Kernel 3.18.1 on Ubuntu and other Ubuntu derivative systems

Open a new Terminal window and bash (get it?) in the following commands:

For 32-bit Systems –
$ wget http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v3.18.15-vivid/linux-headers-3.18.15-031815_3.18.15-031815.201506140035_all.deb$ wget http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v3.18.15-vivid/linux-image-3.18.15-031815-generic_3.18.15-031815.201506140035_i386.deb

$ wget http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v3.18.15-vivid/linux-headers-3.18.15-031815-generic_3.18.15-031815.201506140035_i386.deb

Install downloaded files –

$ sudo dpkg -i linux-headers-3.18.15*.deb linux-image-3.18.15*.deb

After Installation completed, update grup and reboot system –

$ sudo update-grub$ sudo reboot

For 64-Bit Systems –

$ wget http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v3.18.15-vivid/linux-headers-3.18.15-031815_3.18.15-031815.201506140035_all.deb$ wget http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v3.18.15-vivid/linux-headers-3.18.15-031815-generic_3.18.15-031815.201506140035_amd64.deb

$ wget http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v3.18.15-vivid/linux-image-3.18.15-031815-generic_3.18.15-031815.201506140035_amd64.deb

Install downloaded files –

$ sudo dpkg -i linux-headers-3.18.15*.deb linux-image-3.18.15*.deb

After Installation completed, update grup and reboot system –

$ sudo update-grub

$ sudo reboot

All done! You have successfully updated to Kernel 3.18.15.

How To Remove Linux Kernel 3.18.15?

In case you find any instability after updating to Linux Kernel 3.18.15 then you can remove it through the following command.
$ sudo apt-get remove linux-header-3.18.15* linux-image-3.18.15*

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