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Install Linux Kernel 4.2 (Stable) on Linux Mint

Install Linux Kernel (Stable) on Linux Mint

After two months of development, Linus Torvalds has released the Linux kernel 4.2. Among the most notable improvements: integration AMDGPU driver, support stack connection LSM modules, a new method of formation entropy for a random number generator, a new packet classifier Flower, optimization of Assembly code for the x86 architecture, support for GENEVE tunnels, encryption in F2FS, driver virtio-gpu implementation of a virtual GPU, the new subsystem libnvdimm.

You can download the relevant deb packages from HERE and install them. Or just follow the instructions given below that will help you to install a new kernel multiple commands in terminal.

Sorry for the spelling and phonetic errors in the text.
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Warning. The Linux kernel is a critical element of the system. To do the upgrade costs when one of your hardware devices is not working properly, and the new kernel may fix this problem. But at the same time installing a new kernel unnecessarily can lead to undesirable regressions, such as: no network connection, no sound or even the inability to boot the system, so install a new kernel on your own risk.

 

Suitable for Linux Mint 13/14/15/16/17/17.1/17.2 Elementary OS 0.2/0.3 PinguyOS 14/12 Deepin 2014.3
 
Installing the Linux Kernel 4.2 into Linux Mint or others Ubuntu distrs:
1. The easiest way to use the utility KernelUpdate.
OR
2. Open a terminal, copy and run one of the commands according to the architecture of your system/computer, at your own risk:
For 32-bit (single command):

cd /tmp; wget http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v4.2-unstable/linux-headers-4.2.0-040200-generic_4.2.0-040200.201508301530_i386.deb http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v4.2-unstable/linux-headers-4.2.0-040200_4.2.0-040200.201508301530_all.deb http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v4.2-unstable/linux-image-4.2.0-040200-generic_4.2.0-040200.201508301530_i386.deb; sudo dpkg -i *.deb

For 64-bit (single command):

cd /tmp; wget http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v4.2-unstable/linux-headers-4.2.0-040200-generic_4.2.0-040200.201508301530_amd64.deb http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v4.2-unstable/linux-headers-4.2.0-040200_4.2.0-040200.201508301530_all.deb http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v4.2-unstable/linux-image-4.2.0-040200-generic_4.2.0-040200.201508301530_amd64.deb; sudo dpkg -i *.deb

 
2. Update GRUB (GRUB need to upgrade the Linux system where it is installed, if you have more than one)

sudo update-grub


Note If you have a boot loader installed BURG, and it should be updated:

sudo update-burg


3. At the end of the installation, close all applications and restart the computer the following command:

sudo reboot

Once logged in, check the version of the current kernel with the command:

uname -r

If you decide to delete the kernel 4.2,
1. When the computer bootsthe GRUB menu, select your old kernelAfter booting the system, remove the new kernel by command below
2. 

sudo apt-get purge linux-image-4.2-*

3. And again update GRUB or BURG
To return to the previous kernel when booting Grub select Previous Linux versions
 
Good Luck!!!
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4 comments

Thomas L
This kernel breaks nvidia drivers and VMware "VMNET" ..... - Just so you guys are warned
Navinda Pramod
Well, I don't want to do this, cause when I did this in ubuntu, many software stopped working, plus my onboard vga card screwed. Got so many troubles, finally I had to reinstall the old kernal.
eMcE
Quote: Thomas L
This kernel breaks nvidia drivers and VMware "VMNET" ..... - Just so you guys are warned


Use the latest daily instead of unstable kernel version. This problem with nvidia driver is fixed now.
mlapin
Quote: Navinda Pramod
Well, I don't want to do this, cause when I did this in ubuntu, many software stopped working, plus my onboard vga card screwed. Got so many troubles, finally I had to reinstall the old kernal.

You don't need to reinstall the old kernel because the old kernel is still there. When you boot up the machine, in grub choose Advanced boot options, select the old kernel. Then you can remove the new kernel and all is back to normal.
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