Ubuntu Linux kernel 5.9 installation guide

This installation guide describes how to install Linux Kernel 5.9.0 on Ubuntu Linux. This works with the latest version of Ubuntu Linux and most Ubuntu-based distributions including Kubuntu and Mint. The included kernel files have been compiled using the generic Ubuntu configuration. A low latency version is also available in the directory of the linked files.

This post is an update of “Ubuntu Linux kernel 5.8 installation guide

Which version do you need? The same as the current installed OS
In the terminal run: uname -a

Quick selection guide:

  • AMD64 Most current computers
  • ARM 64: ARMv8 CPUs
  • ARM HF: ARMv7 CPUs

The files can be found at  kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v5.9/

    1. Download the kernel headers package:
    2. And the appropriate headers package for your system
    3. and the kernel image
    4. And the kernel modules

Install the files in the same order as downloaded above

In the terminal run: sudo update-grub

Reboot and select the kernel from the bootloader menu

 

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