Install/Upgrade Linux Kernel 3.15-RC1 Trusty in Ubuntu

The first release candidate to Linux Kernel 3.15-RC1 is now available for the users, announced by Linus Torvalds. This Linux Kernel version comes with plenty of fixes and improvements. This article will guide you on how to install or upgrade to Linux Kernel 3.15-RC1 in your Ubuntu or Linux Mint system. Click button below for full details of fixes and features:

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Step 1: Download Kernel Debs

32bit OS

$ cd /tmp && wget kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v3.15-rc1-trusty/linux-headers-3.15.0-031500rc1_3.15.0-031500rc1.201404131835_all.deb

$ cd /tmp && wget kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v3.15-rc1-trusty/linux-headers-3.15.0-031500rc1-generic_3.15.0-031500rc1.201404131835_i386.deb

$ cd /tmp && wget kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v3.15-rc1-trusty/linux-image-3.15.0-031500rc1-generic_3.15.0-031500rc1.201404131835_i386.deb

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64bit OS

$ cd /tmp && wget kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v3.15-rc1-trusty/linux-headers-3.15.0-031500rc1_3.15.0-031500rc1.201404131835_all.deb

$ cd /tmp && wget kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v3.15-rc1-trusty/linux-headers-3.15.0-031500rc1-generic_3.15.0-031500rc1.201404131835_amd64.deb

$ cd /tmp && wget kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v3.15-rc1-trusty/linux-image-3.15.0-031500rc1-generic_3.15.0-031500rc1.201404131835_amd64.deb

Step 2: Install Downloaded Packages

$ sudo dpkg -i linux-headers-3.15*.deb linux-image-3.15*.deb

Step 3: Reboot System

$ sudo reboot

Step 4: Check Kernel Version

$ uname -r

kernel315rc1-01

Uninstall Kernel Version

$ sudo apt-get purge linux-image-3.15*
 
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