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.

How-to install Bash 4.0 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-4.0.tar.gz
Next step is compiling and installing it;

tar xf bash-4.0.tar.gz
./configure
make
sudo make install

Linux Kernel 2.6.29 installation guide for Ubuntu and Debian Linux

The Ubuntu kernel guys have released an “official” build of the 2.6.29 Linux Kernel which came out tonight. The .deb files work for both Ubuntu and Debian!  (and outdated, stable and test releases like Ubuntu 9.04 jaunty jackalope.

The included kernel files have been compiled using the generic ubuntu configuration but lack ubuntu specific drivers.  Note: nVIDIA ForceWare drivers are automaticly installed using DKMS (which is included in Ubuntu 8.10)

The files can be found at http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v2.6.29/

Installation Guide

  1. Download http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v2.6.29/linux-headers-2.6.29-020629_2.6.29-020629_all.deb
  2. Download your kernel headers package;
    I386:  http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v2.6.29/linux-headers-2.6.29-020629-generic_2.6.29-020629_i386.deb
    AMD64: http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v2.6.29/linux-headers-2.6.29-020629-generic_2.6.29-020629_amd64.deb
  3. Download your kernel compile;
    I386:  http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v2.6.29/linux-image-2.6.29-020629-generic_2.6.29-020629_i386.deb
    AMD64: http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v2.6.29/linux-image-2.6.29-020629-generic_2.6.29-020629_amd64.deb
  4. Install the files in the same order as mentions above! (doing step 1 and 2 the other way around isn`t possible!)
    For lazy guys console freaks; dpkg -i *.deb
    (Notice: the console have to be in the same directory as the downloads and no other .deb packages should be there – else they also get installed)
  5. Reboot and select the kernel from the bootloader menu