Install / Upgrade to Linux Kernel 3.18.2 On Ubuntu / LinuxMint / Debian

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In this Tutorial I will show you how to Install the Latest version of Kernel 3.18.2 On Ubuntu 14.04 LTS / 14.10 / 12.04 LTS , LinuxMint / Debian systems.

The Latest stable version of Kernel is 3.18.2 and it released on 8th January 2014

Installation steps

Step 1: Download the deb files directly using wget ,copy the below commands and paste it in terminal one by one according to your cpu architecture

For 32 bit systems
wget -c kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v3.18.2-vivid/linux-headers-3.18.2-031802_3.18.2-031802.201501082011_all.deb
wget -c kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v3.18.2-vivid/linux-headers-3.18.2-031802-generic_3.18.2-031802.201501082011_i386.deb
wget -c kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v3.18.2-vivid/linux-image-3.18.2-031802-generic_3.18.2-031802.201501082011_i386.deb
For 64 bit systems
wget -c kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v3.18.2-vivid/linux-headers-3.18.2-031802_3.18.2-031802.201501082011_all.deb
wget -c kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v3.18.2-vivid/linux-headers-3.18.2-031802-generic_3.18.2-031802.201501082011_amd64.deb
wget -c kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v3.18.2-vivid/linux-image-3.18.2-031802-generic_3.18.2-031802.201501082011_amd64.deb
Step 2: After successfull downloading  install it
sudo dpkg -i linux-headers-3.18.2-* linux-image-3.18.2-* .deb
Step 3:Verify installed Version

After successfull installation reboot the system,Your new kernel will be installed and set as default

uname -r

Removing  Kernel 3.18.2

For removing the Kernel 3.18.2 run the below command in terminal or use synaptic package manager
sudo apt-get remove linux-headers-3.18.2-* linux-image-3.18.2-*
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