Install / Upgrade to Linux Kernel 4.14 On Ubuntu / LinuxMint

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Linux Torvalds announced the 4.14 kernel series, the latest stable release of the Linux kernel and one of the bigger releases and he wants everyone to use the Linux kernel 4.14 on their operating systems.

In this tutorial, I will show you how to Install the Latest version of Kernel 4.14 On Ubuntu 17.04 / 16.04 LTS and LinuxMint.

The Latest stable version of Kernel is 4.14 and it released on 12th November 2017

Changes in this version 4.14

  • Bigger memory limits
  • Add support for AMD Secure Memory Encryption
  • Better kernel traces with the ORC unwinder
  • zstd compression in Btrfs Squashfs
  • Zero-copy from user memory to sockets
  • Heterogeneous Memory Management for future GPUs
  • Better cpufreq coordination with SMP
  • Longer-lived TLB Entries with PCID

Installation steps

Note : Don't Install this kernel on Production systems directly without testing 
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/v4.14/linux-headers-4.14.0-041400_4.14.0-041400.201711122031_all.deb
wget http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v4.14/linux-headers-4.14.0-041400-generic_4.14.0-041400.201711122031_i386.deb
wget http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v4.14/linux-image-4.14.0-041400-generic_4.14.0-041400.201711122031_i386.deb

For 64 bit systems

wget http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v4.14/linux-headers-4.14.0-041400_4.14.0-041400.201711122031_all.deb
wget http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v4.14/linux-headers-4.14.0-041400-generic_4.14.0-041400.201711122031_amd64.deb
wget http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v4.14/linux-image-4.14.0-041400-generic_4.14.0-041400.201711122031_amd64.deb
Step 2: After successful downloading install it
sudo dpkg -i linux-headers-4.14* linux-image-4.14*
Step 3: Verify installed Version
After reboot, your new kernel will be installed and default, for checking use uname command
uname -r

Removing Kernel 4.14

For removing the Kernel 4.14 run the below command on terminal.
sudo apt-get remove linux-headers-4.14-* linux-image-4.14-*
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