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Install Linux Kernel 4.7 (Stable) on Linux Mint

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Install Linux Kernel (Stable) on Linux Mint

After two months of development, Linus Torvalds introduced the Linux kernel 4.7. 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.

The new version made about 12 thousand corrections from 1500 developers, the size of the patch 34 MB changes 9744 files, added 493490 lines of code, deleted lines 194974). About 47% of all changes associated with device drivers, approximately 19% of changes relate to updating the code for specific hardware architectures, 15% related to the network stack, 5% - file systems and 4% c internal kernel subsystems.

 

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 13/14/15/16/17/17.1/17.2/17.3/18
Installing the Linux Kernel 4.7 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 http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v4.7/linux-headers-4.7.0-040700-generic_4.7.0-040700.201608021801_i386.deb http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v4.7/linux-headers-4.7.0-040700_4.7.0-040700.201608021801_all.deb http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v4.7/linux-image-4.7.0-040700-generic_4.7.0-040700.201608021801_i386.deb; sudo dpkg -i *.deb
For 64-bit (single command):
cd /tmp; wget http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v4.7/linux-headers-4.7.0-040700-generic_4.7.0-040700.201608021801_amd64.deb http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v4.7/linux-headers-4.7.0-040700_4.7.0-040700.201608021801_all.deb http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v4.7/linux-image-4.7.0-040700-generic_4.7.0-040700.201608021801_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 4.7,
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-4.7-*
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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Edited by: Shekin - 8-08-2016, 15:24
Reason: Information updated

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CJ Shekin
CJ Shekin 8 August 2016 15:55
Yes, should be ok.
I just installed a kernel 4.7 without disabling the Nvidia.
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Shekin 18 August 2016 06:39
I can advise to return to the original kernel, and then remove the kernel 4.7. Then switch the video driver to standard, and try 4.7 again.
In General, if you have initially all worked well, then do not upgrade the kernel.
Still I can advise to try other kernels from the 6th branch.
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Shekin 18 August 2016 09:36
Drivers for your video card, better to install after upgrading the kernel. I mean it. Before upgrading the kernel, it is better to remove the proprietary driver and set free.
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Shekin 21 August 2016 11:21
Remove - 4.7
If you decide to delete the kernel 4.7,
1. When the computer boots, the GRUB menu, select your old kernel. After booting the system, remove the new kernel by command below
2.
sudo apt-get purge linux-image-4.7-*
3. And again update GRUB or BURG
sudo update-grub
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Shekin 8 September 2016 06:29
Go back to the 4.4 kernel
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