Friday, July 5, 2019

How to install Linux Kernel 5.1.16 stable on Ubuntu and Linux Mint System


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.

The heart of a Linux distribution

The Linux kernel is the heart of a Linux distribution. If you are a long time Linux user, you may have stumbled across upgrades to the default Linux kernel packages, which lead to better support for certain hardware components or peripherals.

Includes powerful features

Linux provides users with powerful features, such as true multitasking, multistack networking, shared copy-on-write executables, shared libraries, demand loading, virtual memory, and proper memory management.

Initially designed only for 386/486-based computers, now Linux supports a wide range of architectures, including 64-bit (IA64, AMD64), ARM, ARM64, DEC Alpha, MIPS, SUN Sparc, PowerPC, as well as Amiga and Atari machines.

Read changelog

How to install Linux Kernel 5.1.16 stable on Ubuntu and Linux Mint System :

To install/update Linux Kernel 5.1.16 stable on Ubuntu 18.04 Bionic Beaver, Ubuntu 18.10, Ubuntu 19.04 Disco Dingo, Cosmic Cuttlefish, Ubuntu 16.04 Xenial Xerus, Linux Mint 19.1, Elementary OS 5 'Juno', Peppermint, Deepin 15.8, Deepin 15.9, Linux Lite 4.2 and other Ubuntu derivative systems, open a new Terminal window and bash (get it?) in the following commands:

Download kernel for official site :
wget -c https://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v5.1.16/linux-headers-5.1.16-050116_5.1.16-050116.201907031232_all.deb \\ https://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v5.1.16/linux-headers-5.1.16-050116-generic_5.1.16-050116.201907031232_amd64.deb \\ https://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v5.1.16/linux-headers-5.1.16-050116-lowlatency_5.1.16-050116.201907031232_amd64.deb \\ https://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v5.1.16/linux-image-unsigned-5.1.16-050116-generic_5.1.16-050116.201907031232_amd64.deb \\ https://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v5.1.16/linux-image-unsigned-5.1.16-050116-lowlatency_5.1.16-050116.201907031232_amd64.deb \\ https://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v5.1.16/linux-modules-5.1.16-050116-generic_5.1.16-050116.201907031232_amd64.deb \\ https://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v5.1.16/linux-modules-5.1.16-050116-lowlatency_5.1.16-050116.201907031232_amd64.deb

install latest kernel 5.1.16 stable :
sudo dpkg -i linux-headers-5.1.16-050116_*.deb linux-image-unsigned-5.1.16-*.deb linux-modules-5.1.16-050116-*.deb


After installation is finished, reboot your ubuntu system :
$ sudo reboot

And Check linux kernel version :
$ uname -a

The source is available now. Binary packages are in the process of being built, and will appear soon at their respective download locations.
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