Linux Kernel 3.3 installation guide for Ubuntu Linux

This short walkthrough describes how to get the latest linux kernel version 3.3.working under Ubuntu Linux without having to compile it yourself.

This guide should work with the latest version of Ubuntu Linux and most Ubuntu-based distributions 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 drivers installed and are up-to-date. This is not a guarantee!

Installation Guide

  1. Download the kernel headers package;

  2. And the appropriate package for your system
  3. And the accompanying compiled kernel image;
  4. Install the files in the same order as above.
  5. In the terminal run:

    sudo update-grub
  6. Reboot and select the kernel from the bootloader menu

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26 thoughts on “Linux Kernel 3.3 installation guide for Ubuntu Linux

  1. Do you think its worth updating from 3.0?
    And btw, i’m just curious, did you freelance web design and programming?

  2. Hi!

    Thanks for the tutorial. 🙂

    What I don’t understand. I downloaded the AMD64 versions, when I open the files with the Ubuntu sw center there is written: Linux kernel image for version 3.4.0 on 32 bit x86 SMP.
    Any idea?

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