Linux Kernel 3.2 installation guide for Ubuntu Linux

This short walkthrough describes how to get the latest linux kernel version 3.2.0 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.

Installation Guide

  1. Download the kernel headers package;

  2. And the appropriate package for your system
  3. And the accompanying compiled kernel;
  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)

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30 thoughts on “Linux Kernel 3.2 installation guide for Ubuntu Linux”

  1. man, you are awesome – with your HOWTO I was able to update my kernel in BT5r3 to get my Intel HD 4000 working properly 🙂 Thanks a lot

  2. pls help me because Intel HD Graphics 4000 not work on my system.
    info my system is dell ispiron corei5 with 1gb dedacate graphic that i not able conform in my system

  3. Ramoonus says:
    23/03/2013 at 19:58
    have you tried Linux Kernel 3.8?

    thanks Ramoonus
    but pls give me a link or address for download this kernal3.8

  4. I use kernel 3.8 for my eeepc 1015XC, using xubuntu. But my network connection down on every 5 minutes, using LAN cable. I try kernel 3.2, because my crunchbang (I use dualboot) using that kernel, but doesn’t work on xubuntu, only appear blank screen. Do you have kernel that recommended for my netbook?

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