Install / Upgrade to Linux Kernel 4.12.5 On Ubuntu / LinuxMint

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A new updated version has been released for the 4.12 series and it is 5th in this series.

In this Tutorial, I will show you how to Install the Latest version of Kernel 4.12.5 On Ubuntu 16.04 LTS / 17.04 and LinuxMint.

The Latest stable version of Kernel is 4.12.5 and it released on 6th August 2017

For changelog refer this link

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/v4.12.5/linux-headers-4.12.5-041205_4.12.5-041205.201708061334_all.deb
wget http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v4.12.5/linux-headers-4.12.5-041205-generic_4.12.5-041205.201708061334_i386.deb
wget http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v4.12.5/linux-image-4.12.5-041205-generic_4.12.5-041205.201708061334_i386.deb

For 64 bit systems

wget http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v4.12.5/linux-headers-4.12.5-041205_4.12.5-041205.201708061334_all.deb
wget http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v4.12.5/linux-headers-4.12.5-041205-generic_4.12.5-041205.201708061334_amd64.deb
wget http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v4.12.5/linux-image-4.12.5-041205-generic_4.12.5-041205.201708061334_amd64.deb
Step 2: After successful downloading install it
sudo dpkg -i linux-headers-4.12.5-* linux-image-4.12.5-* .deb
Step 3:Verify installed Version

After successful installation reboot the system, Your new kernel will be installed and set as default, for checking use uname command
uname -r

Removing Kernel 4.12.5

For removing the Kernel 4.12.5 run the below command in terminal or use synaptic package manager
sudo apt-get remove linux-headers-4.12.5-* linux-image-4.12.5-*
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