How to Install Linux Kernel 4.14.15 On Ubuntu / LinuxMint

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In this tutorial, I will show you how to Install the Latest version of Linux kernel 4.14.15 On Ubuntu 17.10 / 16.04 LTS and LinuxMint.


The Latest stable version of Kernel is 4.14.15 and it released on 23d January 2018

Latest linux kernel 4.14.15 contains 104 files changed, with 1514 insertions and 447 deletions

Kernel 4.14.15 comes with more security improvements to reduce the Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities, fixes for PowerPC architecture and updated drivers and networking

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 into terminal one by one according to your CPU architecture

For 32 bit systems

wget http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v4.14.15/linux-headers-4.14.15-041415_4.14.15-041415.201801231530_all.deb
wget http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v4.14.15/linux-headers-4.14.15-041415-generic_4.14.15-041415.201801231530_i386.deb
wget http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v4.14.15/linux-image-4.14.15-041415-generic_4.14.15-041415.201801231530_i386.deb

For 64 bit systems

wget http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v4.14.15/linux-headers-4.14.15-041415_4.14.15-041415.201801231530_all.deb
wget http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v4.14.15/linux-headers-4.14.15-041415-generic_4.14.15-041415.201801231530_amd64.deb
wget http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v4.14.15/linux-image-4.14.15-041415-generic_4.14.15-041415.201801231530_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 4.14.15

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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