Install Latest Kernel in Mint or Ubuntu

Between waiting on the newest distro, here is how you can install latest kernel in Mint or Ubuntu spins repository. It’s best to stay with the newest kernel in your distro repository as it’s been tested for your system and will cause far less problems and perform better for you.

First, make a full backup of your system. Things go wrong and in case it does you need a full backup so you restore your system back to full working order.

Once you’re ready, go to your Menu and find the Synaptic package manager and do a search for linux– and you will need to look for 4 files.

  • linux-header-x.x.x.x
  • linux-header-x.x.x.x-generic
  • linux-image-x.x.x.x-generic
  • linux-image-extra-x.x.x.x-generic

Install Latest Kernel in Mint or Ubuntu Synaptic Linux- Pic1

Once it has finished installing the kernel, open a terminal window and type in the following command, sudo updategrub  Once it has finished you will need to reboot you machine and it will not boot into the kernel.

When your machine reboots you can re open a terminal window and type in uname -a and it will show you the kernel you just installed.

Hope it works for you but if not you have your backups right….

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