Linux Kernel 3.1 installation guide for Ubuntu Linux

This short walkthrough describes how to get the latest linux kernel version 3.1.0 working under Ubuntu Linux without having to compile it yourself.

This tutorial should work with the latest version of Ubuntu Linux (10.04 LTS, 11.04 and 11.10) and most distributions based on these versions of Ubuntu Linux including 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.

Installation Guide

  1. Download the kernel headers package;

  2. And the appropriate package for your system

    AMD64: linux-headers-3.1.0-030100-generic_3.1.0-030100.201110241006_amd64.deb

    I386: linux-headers-3.1.0-030100-generic_3.1.0-030100.201110241006_i386.deb
  3. And the accompanying compiled kernel;

    AMD64: linux-image-3.1.0-030100-generic_3.1.0-030100.201110241006_amd64.deb

    I386: linux-image-3.1.0-030100-generic_3.1.0-030100.201110241006_i386.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

17 thoughts on “Linux Kernel 3.1 installation guide for Ubuntu Linux

  1. Tried to install on Ubuntu 11.04.

    Software center stated.

    Dependency is not satisfiable: linux-headers-3.1.0-030100

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