How To Install Linux Kernel 4.16 On Ubuntu / LinuxMint

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How To Install Linux Kernel 4.16 On Ubuntu / LinuxMint

Linux Torvalds introduced the Linux kernel 4.16 after 7 release candidates on 1st April 2018.

In this tutorial, I will show you how to Install the Latest version of Kernel 4.16 On Ubuntu 17.10 / Ubuntu 16.04 LTS and LinuxMint.

What's new in kernel version 4.16

  • Spectre / Meltdown Mitigation & Other Security
  • L2 CDP support for L2 cache partitioning on Intel CPUs
  • P-State driver support for Skylake X servers.
  • POWER memory protection keys support
  • Oracle DAX driver for SPARC co-processor
  • Jailhouse guest support for non-root users
Note: These mainline kernels do not have any ubuntu provided patches or drivers and not supported or PRODUCTION use.

So how to install Linux kernel 4.16 on Ubuntu / LinuxMint?

The below commands will work on Debian-based systems.

Step 1: Download the deb files from or copy the below commands and paste it into terminal one by one according to your CPU architecture

For 64 bit systems


For 32 bit systems

Step 2: After successful downloading install it
sudo dpkg -i linux-headers-4.16* linux-image-4.16*
Step 3: Verify installed Version

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

Removing Kernel 4.16

For removing the Kernel 4.16 run the below command in terminal.
sudo apt-get remove linux-headers-4.16* linux-image-4.16*
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