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Install Linux Kernel 4.5 (Stable) on Linux Mint

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Install Linux Kernel (Stable) on Linux Mint

Linux Kernel 4.5 is the first release in the branch the kernel version 4.5. 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.

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 13/14/15/16/17/17.1/17.2/17.3 Elementary OS 0.2/0.3/0.3.1 PinguyOS 14/12 Deepin 15.1
Installing the Linux Kernel 4.5 into Linux Mint or others Ubuntu distrs:
Reminder to users of computers with Nvidia/AMD. Before installing the kernel, it is advisable to switch to the free driver.
1. 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; sudo dpkg -i *.deb

For 64-bit (single command):

cd /tmp; wget; 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 4.5,
1. When the computer bootsthe GRUB menu, select your old kernelAfter booting the system, remove the new kernel by command below

sudo apt-get purge linux-image-4.5-*

3. And again update GRUB or BURG

sudo update-grub

To return to the previous kernel when booting Grub select Previous Linux versions
Good Luck!!!

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  1. Shekin 15 March 2016 08:44
    installed on my machine, fly is good.
    Dont forget Before installing the kernel, it is advisable to switch to the free driver.
    x64 Linux Mint 18.3 cinnamon
    • +1
  2. Jeff Timm
    Jeff Timm 19 March 2016 17:05
    Any extra steps or precautions when updating a virtual machine?
    Win 7 Ultimate host, Oracle Virtual Box, Linux Mint 17.3 64 bit guest
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    1. Shekin 19 March 2016 19:11
      I have a few virtual machines. And there were no problems.
      x64 Linux Mint 18.3 cinnamon
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      1. Jeff Timm
        Jeff Timm 20 March 2016 08:58
        Thank you for your reply
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  3. Black Market
    Black Market 27 March 2016 00:03
    Error! Bad return status for module build on kernel: 4.5.0-040500-generic (x86_64)
    on my mint 17.2
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