Install Linux Kernel 5.6 On Ubuntu / LinuxMint

Linux Torvalds released the new kernel 5.6 stable version. Linux Kernel 5.6 change includes WireGuard , USB4, o pen-source NVIDIA R...

Install Linux Kernel 5.6 On Ubuntu / LinuxMint

Linux Torvalds released the new kernel 5.6 stable version.

Linux Kernel 5.6 change includes WireGuard, USB4, open-source NVIDIA RTX 2000 series support, AMD Pollock enablement, lots of new hardware support

In this tutorial, I will show you how to install the latest version of Kernel 5.6 On Ubuntu 18.04 
LTS and Linux Mint.

This stable version of Kernel 5.6 released on 30th March 2020 and it is not suitable for production use


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 64 bit systems

wget https://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v5.6/linux-headers-5.6.0-050600_5.6.0-050600.202003292333_all.deb 
wget https://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v5.6/linux-headers-5.6.0-050600-generic_5.6.0-050600.202003292333_amd64.deb 
wget https://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v5.6/linux-image-unsigned-5.6.0-050600-generic_5.6.0-050600.202003292333_amd64.deb 
wget https://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v5.6/linux-modules-5.6.0-050600-generic_5.6.0-050600.202003292333_amd64.deb
Step 2: After successful downloading install it
sudo dpkg -i .deb
Step 3: Verify installed Version


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

Removing Kernel 5.6

For removing the Kernel 5.6 run the below command in terminal.
sudo dpkg --purge linux-image-unsigned-5.6.0-050600-generic

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