Linux Kernel 2.6.34 installation guide for Ubuntu Linux 10.04

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

This tutorial should work with the latest version of Ubuntu Linux (10.04 ) and all distributions based on these versions of Ubuntu Linux like Mint.

The included kernel files have been compiled using the generic ubuntu configuration.
Note: nVIDIA ForceWare drivers are automatically installed using DKMS

Installation Guide

  1. Download linux-headers-2.6.34-020634_2.6.34-020634_all.deb
  2. Download your kernel headers package;
    I386:  linux-headers-2.6.34-020634-generic_2.6.34-020634_i386.deb
    AMD64: linux-headers-2.6.34-020634-generic_2.6.34-020634_amd64.deb
  3. Download your kernel compile;
    I386:  linux-image-2.6.34-020634-generic_2.6.34-020634_i386.deb
    AMD64: linux-image-2.6.34-020634-generic_2.6.34-020634_amd64.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

For those who want to do their “own” compiles, the source is also available; linux-source-2.6.34_2.6.34-020634_all.deb

Linux Kernel 2.6.33 installation guide for Ubuntu Linux

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

This tutorial should work with the latest version of Ubuntu Linux (9.10) and all distributions based on Ubuntu Linux like Mint.

The included kernel files have been compiled using the generic ubuntu configuration.
Note: nVIDIA ForceWare drivers are automatically installed using DKMS (which is included in Ubuntu 8.10 and higher including 9.04 and 9.10)

And in case you don`t want to reboot you should try out Ksplice.

Installation Guide

  1. Download linux-headers-2.6.33-020633_2.6.33-020633_all.deb
  2. Download your kernel headers package;
    I386:  linux-headers-2.6.33-020633-generic_2.6.33-020633_i386.deb
    AMD64: linux-headers-2.6.33-020633-generic_2.6.33-020633_amd64.deb
  3. Download your kernel compile;
    I386:  linux-image-2.6.33-020633-generic_2.6.33-020633_i386.deb
    AMD64: linux-image-2.6.33-020633-generic_2.6.33-020633_amd64.deb
  4. Install the files in the same (else it won`t work!)
  5. In the terminal run:
    sudo update-grub
  6. Reboot and select the kernel from the bootloader menu

For those who want to do their “own” compiles, the source is available here.

How-to install Bash 4.1 in Linux

This guide is for almost every Linux distribution.

Prerequisite is that you have the required build tools installed already.
If not, do the following step:

Debian and Ubuntu users way;

sudo apt-get install build-essential

The Fedora/Red Hat way:

sudo yum groupinstall "Development Tools" "Legacy Software Development"

First step is getting the source package

wget http://ftp.gnu.org/gnu/bash/bash-4.1.tar.gz

Next step is compiling and installing it;

tar xf bash-4.1.tar.gz
cd bash-4.1*
./configure
make
sudo make install

Linux Kernel 2.6.32 installation guide for Ubuntu Linux

The Ubuntu kernel guys have released an official build of the 2.6.32 Linux Kernel.
The .deb files should work with both Ubuntu and distributions based on Ubuntu.

The included kernel files have been compiled using the generic ubuntu configuration.
Note: nVIDIA ForceWare drivers are automatically installed using DKMS (which is included in Ubuntu 8.10 and higher including 9.04 and 9.10)

The required files can be found at http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v2.6.32/

Installation Guide

  1. Download linux-headers-2.6.32-020632_2.6.32-020632_all.deb
  2. Download your kernel headers package;
    I386:  linux-headers-2.6.32-020632-generic_2.6.32-020632_i386.deb
    AMD64: linux-headers-2.6.32-020632-generic_2.6.32-020632_amd64.deb
  3. Download your kernel compile;
    I386:  linux-image-2.6.32-020632-generic_2.6.32-020632_i386.deb
    AMD64: linux-image-2.6.32-020632-generic_2.6.32-020632_amd64.deb
  4. Install the files in the following order:
    1. linux-headers-2.6.32-020632_2.6.32-020632_all.deb
    2. I386:  linux-headers-2.6.32-020632-generic_2.6.32-020632_i386.deb or AMD64: linux-headers-2.6.32-020632-generic_2.6.32-020632_amd64.deb
    3. I386: linux-image-2.6.32-020632-generic_2.6.32-020632_i386.deb or AMD64: linux-image-2.6.32-020632-generic_2.6.32-020632_amd64.deb
  5. In the terminal run:
    sudo update-grub
  6. Reboot and select the kernel from the bootloader menu

For those who want to do their “own” compiles, the source is available here.

Linux Kernel 2.6.31 installation guide for Ubuntu Linux

The Ubuntu kernel guys have released an official build of the 2.6.31 Linux Kernel.
The .deb files should work with both Ubuntu and Debian and distributions based on one of the two.

The included kernel files have been compiled using the generic ubuntu configuration.
Note: nVIDIA ForceWare drivers are automaticly installed using DKMS (which is included in Ubuntu 8.10 and higher including 9.04 and 9.10)

The required files can be found at http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v2.6.31.5/

Installation Guide

  1. Download linux-headers-2.6.31_all.deb
  2. Download your kernel headers package;
    I386: linux-headers-2.6.31-i386.deb
    AMD64: linux-headers-2.6.31-amd64.deb
  3. Download your kernel compile;
    I386: linux-image-2.6.31-i386.deb
    AMD64: linux-image-2.6.31-amd64.deb
  4. Install the files in the following order:
    1. linux-headers-2.6.31_all.deb
    2. I386: linux-headers-2.6.31-i386.deb or AMD64: linux-headers-2.6.31-amd64.deb
    3. I386: linux-image-2.6.31-i386.deb or AMD64: linux-image-2.6.31-amd64.deb
  5. In the terminal run:
    sudo update-grub
  6. Reboot and select the kernel from the bootloader menu

For those who want to do their “own” compiles, the source is available here.