Linux Kernel 3.0.0 release candidate 1 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 LTS, 10.10, 11.04 and 11.10) 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: ATI, Intel and NVIDIA drivers are automatically installed using DKMS, if you have these installed and up-to-date. Else … don`t blaim me.

For a difference, this guide is only for the AMD64 platform.

Installation Guide

  1. Download the kernel headers package;
    linux-headers-3.0.0-0300rc1_3.0.0-0300rc1.201105310830_all.deb
  2. And the appropriate package for your system
    linux-headers-3.0.0-0300rc1-generic_3.0.0-0300rc1.201105310830_amd64.deb
  3. And the accompanying compiled kernel;
    linux-image-3.0.0-0300rc1-generic_3.0.0-0300rc1.201105310830_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 of course for errors)

The source can be found on www.kernel.org

20 thoughts on “Linux Kernel 3.0.0 release candidate 1 installation guide for Ubuntu Linux

  1. Thanks, Ramoonus. I’m looking forward to trying this out when the files are in place (I got a file-not-found error when I tried just now @ 20:30 GMT on 31 May 2011).

  2. ???

    If a driver update is requiired to successfully install a given kernel release, then I’d say the two are related, no?

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