Linux Kernel 2.6.35 installation guide for Ubuntu Linux

This short walkthrough describes how to get the latest linux kernel working under Ubuntu Linux without having to compile it yourself.

This tutorial should work with the latest version of Ubuntu Linux (10.04 and 10.10 ) and most distributions based on these versions of Ubuntu Linux like Mint.

The included kernel files have been compiled using the generic ubuntu configuration.
Note: nVIDIA ForceWare drivers are automatically installed using DKMS, if you have these installed and up-to-date.

Installation Guide

  1. Download linux-headers-2.6.35-020635_2.6.35-020635_all.deb
  2. Download your kernel headers package;
    I386: linux-headers-2.6.35-020635-generic_2.6.35-020635_i386.deb
    AMD64: linux-headers-2.6.35-020635-generic_2.6.35-020635_amd64.deb
  3. Download your kernel compile;
    I386: linux-image-2.6.35-020635-generic_2.6.35-020635_i386.deb
    AMD64: linux-image-2.6.35-020635-generic_2.6.35-020635_amd64.deb
  4. Install the files in the same order (else it won`t work!)
  5. In the terminal run:
    sudo update-grub
  6. Reboot and select the kernel from the bootloader menu
    If it`s not there check all steps (and ofcourse errors)

For those who want to do their “own” compiles, the source is also available; linux-source-2.6.35_2.6.35-020635_all.deb

Comments

    • Ramoonus says

      If you use a different order than I recommended you`ll surely get some errors. I don`t say it won`t work but I can`t guarantee it.

  1. proppy says

    Hi,

    Your source package:
    http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v2.6.35-maverick/linux-source-2.6.35_2.6.35-020635_all.deb

    Seems to be empty:
    proppy@unubore:~/Desktop/sc2$ dpkg -c linux-source-2.6.35_2.6.35-020635_all.deb
    drwxr-xr-x root/root 0 2010-08-02 11:07 ./
    drwxr-xr-x root/root 0 2010-08-02 11:07 ./usr/
    drwxr-xr-x root/root 0 2010-08-02 11:07 ./usr/src/
    drwxr-xr-x root/root 0 2010-08-02 11:07 ./usr/src/linux-source-2.6.35/
    drwxr-xr-x root/root 0 2010-08-02 11:07 ./usr/share/
    drwxr-xr-x root/root 0 2010-08-02 11:07 ./usr/share/doc/
    drwxr-xr-x root/root 0 2010-08-02 11:07 ./usr/share/doc/linux-source-2.6.35/
    -rw-r–r– root/root 1292 2010-08-02 11:07 ./usr/share/doc/linux-source-2.6.35/copyright
    -rw-r–r– root/root 183 2010-08-02 11:07 ./usr/share/doc/linux-source-2.6.35/changelog.Debian.gz

    • Ramoonus says

      Correct
      if you check the source you`ll see its 2.2kb
      I didn`t saw it untill you told me
      Thank you

  2. marty Felker says

    This is the kernel that worked for me (kudos). 2.6.35-14 did not work –
    nvidia driver problem}

    Now to the VMware compile patch!

    Marty Felker :-)

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