How to Install Linux Kernel 4.17.1 On Ubuntu/LinuxMint

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How to Install Linux Kernel 4.17.1 On Ubuntu/LinuxMint

n this Tutorial, I will show you how to Install the Linux Kernel 4.17.1 On Ubuntu 18.04 LTS / 16.04 and LinuxMint.

The Latest stable version of Kernel is 4.17.1 and it released on Jun 11th.

How to Install the Latest Linux Kernel 4.17.1 On Ubuntu?

A kernel can be installed on Ubuntu / LinuxMint directly from Mainline PPA or from Third party tool UKUU

The below steps showing installation from Mainline kernel PPA and this Mainline kernels do not include Ubuntu-provide drivers or patches and these are not appropriate for production use.

Installation steps

Step 1: Download the deb files directly from mainline PPA or using the below commands will download

Just copy-paste it into terminal one by one according to your CPU architecture

For 64 bit systems

wget http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v4.17.1/linux-headers-4.17.1-041701_4.17.1-041701.201806111730_all.deb
wget http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v4.17.1/linux-headers-4.17.1-041701-generic_4.17.1-041701.201806111730_amd64.deb
wget http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v4.17.1/linux-modules-4.17.1-041701-generic_4.17.1-041701.201806111730_amd64.deb
wget http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v4.17.1/linux-image-unsigned-4.17.1-041701-generic_4.17.1-041701.201806111730_amd64.deb

For 32 bit systems

wget http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v4.17.1/linux-headers-4.17.1-041701_4.17.1-041701.201806111730_all.deb
wget http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v4.17.1/linux-headers-4.17.1-041701-generic_4.17.1-041701.201806111730_i386.deb
wget http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v4.17.1/linux-modules-4.17.1-041701-generic_4.17.1-041701.201806111730_i386.deb
wget http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v4.17.1/linux-image-4.17.1-041701-generic_4.17.1-041701.201806111730_i386.deb
Step 2: After successfully downloading install it
sudo dpkg -i linux-headers-4.17.1-* linux-image-4.17.1-* .deb
Step 3: Verify installed Version

After successful installation reboot the system, Your new kernel will be installed and set as default, for validation use the below command

uname -r
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