Install / Upgrade to Linux Kernel 4.11.2 On Ubuntu / LinuxMint

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kernel play an important role in Linux Operating system, recently they have released a second update on 4.11 series.

In this tutorial, I will show you how to Install the Latest version of Kernel 4.11.2 On Ubuntu 16.04 LTS and LinuxMint.

The Latest stable version of Kernel is 4.11.2 and it released on 20th May 2017

For changelog refer this link
Note: This tutorial is not suitable to install the kernel on production machines and this doesn't include any drivers or patches

Installation steps

The below commands will work on Debian-based systems.

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 http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v4.11.2/linux-headers-4.11.2-041102_4.11.2-041102.201705201036_all.deb
wget http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v4.11.2/linux-headers-4.11.2-041102-generic_4.11.2-041102.201705201036_i386.deb
wget http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v4.11.2/linux-image-4.11.2-041102-generic_4.11.2-041102.201705201036_i386.deb

For 64 bit systems

wget http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v4.11.2/linux-headers-4.11.2-041102_4.11.2-041102.201705201036_all.deb
wget http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v4.11.2/linux-headers-4.11.2-041102-generic_4.11.2-041102.201705201036_amd64.deb
wget http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v4.11.2/linux-image-4.11.2-041102-generic_4.11.2-041102.201705201036_amd64.deb
Step 2: After successful downloading install it
sudo dpkg -i linux-headers-4.11.2* linux-image-4.11.2*
Step 3:Verify installed Version

After reboot, your new kernel will be installed and default, for checking use uname command
uname -r

Removing Kernel 4.11.2

For removing the Kernel 4.11.2 run the below command in terminal.
sudo apt-get remove linux-headers-4.11.2-* linux-image-4.11.2-*
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