How to Install Linux Kernel 4.15.3 On Ubuntu / LinuxMint

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A new updated version has been released for the 4.15 series after a week which makes the branch as stable on the kernel.org

In this Tutorial, I will show you how to Install the Latest version of Kernel 4.15.3 On Ubuntu 16.04 LTS / 17.04 and LinuxMint.

The Latest stable version of Kernel is 4.15.3 and it released on 12th February 2018

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/v4.15.3/linux-headers-4.15.3-041503_4.15.3-041503.201802120730_all.deb
wget http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v4.15.3/linux-headers-4.15.3-041503-generic_4.15.3-041503.201802120730_i386.deb
wget http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v4.15.3/linux-image-4.15.3-041503-generic_4.15.3-041503.201802120730_i386.deb

For 64 bit systems

wget http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v4.15.3/linux-headers-4.15.3-041503_4.15.3-041503.201802120730_all.deb
wget http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v4.15.3/linux-headers-4.15.3-041503-generic_4.15.3-041503.201802120730_amd64.deb
wget http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v4.15.3/linux-image-4.15.3-041503-generic_4.15.3-041503.201802120730_amd64.deb
Step 2: After successful downloading install it
sudo dpkg -i linux-headers-4.15.3-* linux-image-4.15.3-* .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 4.15.3

For removing the Kernel 4.15.3 run the below command in terminal or use synaptic package manager
sudo apt-get remove linux-headers-4.15.3-* linux-image-4.15.3-*
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