Install / Upgrade to Linux Kernel 5.1 On Ubuntu / LinuxMint

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Install / Upgrade to Linux Kernel 5.1 On Ubuntu / LinuxMint

Linux Torvalds released the new kernel 5.1 stable version after 7 release candidates.

Linux 5.1 bringing many exciting changes like a new I/O interface, Habana Labs Goya AI processor support, new ACPI support, a lot of new hardware support, and more..

In this tutorial, I will show you how to Install the Latest version of Kernel 5.1 On Ubuntu 18.04 LTS and LinuxMint.

This stable version of Kernel 5.1 released on 6th May 2019

For changelog refer this link

Note: Users are requested to stat test this kernel 5.1 on the unstable repos and push it to the stable repos for users to upgrade when the first point of release is out


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 in terminal one by one according to your CPU architecture

For 32 bit systems

wget https://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v5.1/linux-headers-5.1.0-050100_5.1.0-050100.201905052130_all.deb
wget https://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v5.1/linux-headers-5.1.0-050100-generic_5.1.0-050100.201905052130_i386.deb
wget https://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v5.1/linux-image-5.1.0-050100-generic_5.1.0-050100.201905052130_i386.deb
wget https://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v5.1/linux-modules-5.1.0-050100-generic_5.1.0-050100.201905052130_i386.deb


For 64 bit systems

wget https://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v5.1/linux-headers-5.1.0-050100_5.1.0-050100.201905052130_all.deb
wget https://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v5.1/linux-headers-5.1.0-050100-generic_5.1.0-050100.201905052130_amd64.deb
wget https://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v5.1/linux-image-unsigned-5.1.0-050100-generic_5.1.0-050100.201905052130_amd64.deb
wget https://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v5.1/linux-modules-5.1.0-050100-generic_5.1.0-050100.201905052130_amd64.deb
Step 2: After successful downloading install it
sudo dpkg -i linux-headers-5.1* linux-image-5.1*
Step 3: Verify installed Version

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


Removing Kernel 5.1

For removing the Kernel 5.1 run the below command in terminal.
sudo apt-get remove linux-headers-5.1-* linux-image-5.1-*
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