Linux kernel 3.18.4 stable released, Install in Ubuntu/Linux Mint

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Linux Kernel 3.18.4 Stable is released and can be installed or updated in Ubuntu Vivid Vervet, Utopic Unicorn, Trusty Tahr, and Linux Mint Rebecca and Qiana.

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.

Linux Kernel 3.18.4 Stable

Latest kernel 3.18.4 includes many changes, you can check the Changelog for the complete list of changes.

WARNING: Installing a new kernel may render your system unusable or unstable. If you proceed with the installation using the instructions below, make sure you back up any important data you have to an external hard drive.

Install Linux Kernel 3.18.4 in Ubuntu/Linux Mint

Open the terminal and download the .deb kernel files.

For 32-bit System

wget http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v3.18.4-vivid/linux-headers-3.18.4-031804_3.18.4-031804.201501271243_all.deb

wget http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v3.18.4-vivid/linux-headers-3.18.4-031804-generic_3.18.4-031804.201501271243_i386.deb

wget http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v3.18.4-vivid/linux-image-3.18.4-031804-generic_3.18.4-031804.201501271243_i386.deb
  • Now Install .deb kernel files you downloaded –
$ sudo dpkg -i linux-headers-3.18.4*.deb linux-image-3.18.4*.deb

For 64-bit System

wget -c http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v3.18.4-vivid/linux-headers-3.18.4-031804_3.18.4-031804.201501271243_all.deb


  • Now Install .deb kernel files you downloaded –
$ sudo dpkg -i linux-headers-3.18.4*.deb linux-image-3.18.4*.deb

How to UnInstall Linux Kernel 3.18.4

sudo apt-get remove 'linux-headers-3.18.4*' 'linux-image-3.18.4*'


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