How To Install Kernel 4.18 in Ubuntu / LinuxMint

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Linux Torvalds finally released the Linux kernel 4.18.


This tutorial will be helpful for installing the latest kernel 4.18 in Ubuntu 18.04 LTS / LinuxMint.

What's new in kernel version 4.18

  • The Restartable Services system call for faster user-space operations on per-CPU data.
  • Initial support for the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SoC.
  • Intel has continued work on bringing up Icelake support.
Complete features refer to this link.



Install Linux Kernel 4.18 on Ubuntu / LinuxMint

Step 1: Download the necessary deb files according to your architecture by using the below commands.

For 32 bit systems

wget http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v4.18/linux-headers-4.18.0-041800_4.18.0-041800.201808122131_all.deb
wget http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v4.18/linux-headers-4.18.0-041800-generic_4.18.0-041800.201808122131_i386.deb
wget http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v4.18/linux-image-4.18.0-041800-generic_4.18.0-041800.201808122131_i386.deb
wget http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v4.18/linux-modules-4.18.0-041800-generic_4.18.0-041800.201808122131_i386.deb

For 64 bit systems
wget http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v4.18/linux-headers-4.18.0-041800_4.18.0-041800.201808122131_all.deb
wget http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v4.18/linux-headers-4.18.0-041800-generic_4.18.0-041800.201808122131_amd64.deb
wget http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v4.18/linux-modules-4.18.0-041800-generic_4.18.0-041800.201808122131_amd64.deb
wget http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v4.18/linux-image-unsigned-4.18.0-041800-generic_4.18.0-041800.201808122131_amd64.deb
Step 2: Install the downloaded packages
sudo dpkg -i linux*.deb
Step 3: Verify it

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

uname -r
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