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Thursday, January 14, 2016

How To Install Linux Kernel 4.4 LTS On Linux Ubuntu 15.10 & Ubuntu 14.04 (Updated)

How To Install Linux Kernel 4.4 LTS On Linux Ubuntu 15.10 & Ubuntu 14.04 (Updated)


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Linux kernel 4.4 LTS (Long-Term Support) was officially released by Linus Torvalds and his team of developers on 10 January. The new release means , the much more new features and bug fixes. And also Linux Kernel 4.4 is an LTS(Long Term Support) version and more stable release.
Now , Here I am going to show how to install Linux kernel 4.4 rc4 in Ubuntu and Ubuntu based systems using official ppa.
it is official ppa of Ubuntu kernel ,so we will get updates from Ubuntu.

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Install Kernel 4.4 on Ubuntu

Run the following commands to install Kernel 4.4 on 32 bit Ubuntu and Derivative systems:


$ cd /tmp
$ wget \
kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v4.4-rc4-wily/linux-headers-4.4.0-040400rc4_4.4.0-040400rc4.201512061930_all.deb \
kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v4.4-rc4-wily/linux-headers-4.4.0-040400rc4-generic_4.4.0-040400rc4.201512061930_i386.deb \
kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v4.4-rc4-wily/linux-image-4.4.0-040400rc4-generic_4.4.0-040400rc4.201512061930_i386.deb
$ sudo dpkg -i linux-headers-4.4*.deb linux-image-4.4*.deb

Run the following commands to install Kernel 4.4 on 64 bit Ubuntu and Derivative systems:


$ cd /tmp
$ wget \
kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v4.4-rc4-wily/linux-headers-4.4.0-040400rc4_4.4.0-040400rc4.201512061930_all.deb \
kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v4.4-rc4-wily/linux-headers-4.4.0-040400rc4-generic_4.4.0-040400rc4.201512061930_amd64.deb \
kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v4.4-rc4-wily/linux-image-4.4.0-040400rc4-generic_4.4.0-040400rc4.201512061930_amd64.deb
$ sudo dpkg -i linux-headers-4.4*.deb linux-image-4.4*.deb

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Run the following commands to uninstall and remove Linux Kernel 4.4 from Ubuntu and Derivative systems:



$ sudo apt-get remove linux-headers-4.4* linux-image-4.4*



Update :


Install Ubuntu 16.04 's Kernel(Linux kernel 4.4.x) #


Now you can install linux kernel 4.4 on ubuntu and it's derivatives more easily through Ubuntu's HWE(Hardware Enablement) release


Step 1 :

Open The Terminal (press Ctrl+Alt+T )


Step 2

Update Your System's Source List

sudo apt-get update

Step 3 :

Now run the following command to install linux kernel 4.4 which is provided by Ubuntu as HWE stack

sudo apt-get install linux-generic-lts-xenial

Now package manager will ask for your confirmation ..that whether you want to continue or you want to abort installation process..
So, give Y (yes) and press Enter


That's it ,,, Now you have system installed with 16.04 's kernel (Linux kernel 4.4)


If you encounter any issues after installing this kernel .. you can easily un-install this kernel.
Run the following command to un install the kernel that you have installed just before.

sudo apt-get remove linux-generic-lts-xenial