Linux Kernel 3.5 installation guide for Ubuntu Linux

This short walkthrough describes how to get the linux kernel version 3.5 (latest at the moment of writing) 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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11 thoughts on “Linux Kernel 3.5 installation guide for Ubuntu Linux”

  1. I followed the above steps to install linux 3.5 kernel on my ubuntu 12.04 64-bit laptop. But after installing it, ubuntu no longer loads GUI. It just opens the command line. I tried to use “startx” but with no success. I think it may be the problem with my graphic card as I as using proprietary amd drivers on my laptop before. Can u suggest a solution for it?

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