Install Linux Kernel 4.14 (Stable) on Linux Mint

Install Linux Kernel 4.12 (Stable) on Linux MintLinus Torvalds introduced the Linux kernel 4.14. You can download the relevant deb packages from HERE and install it. Or just follow the instructions given below that will help you to install a new kernel.

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.

Linux Kernel 4.14 has a huge range of advanced drivers, hardware, settings, filesystems, performance tuning and much more.
One of the functions is to support large amounts of memory on x86_64 hardware. The issue increases the limit to 128 IB virtual address space and 4 PB physical address space of 256 TB of virtual address space and 64 TB of physical address space.
Other notable changes:

  • New driver Realtek Wi-Fi (RTL8822BE)
  • Compression support for Btrfs Zstd
  • HDMI CEC for Raspberry Pi
  • Secure encryption memory for AMD EPYC
  • Support touchpad ASUS T100
  • Management of heterogenous memory
  • Improve AMDGPU DRM Vega
  • The best support processors Ryzen
  • Every kernel update also includes support for new devices / boards / controllers ARM
  • 4.14 Linux introduces support for Raspberry Pi W Zero, Banana Pi R2, M3, M2M and M64, Rockchip RK3328 / Pine 64 and others.

The easiest way to install any kernel – program UKUU

Install UKUU on Linux Mint.

sudo apt-add-repository -y ppa:teejee2008/ppa
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install ukuu

Reminder to users of computers with Nvidia/AMD. Before installing the kernel, it is advisable to switch to the free driver.

If you decide to delete the kernel 4.14,
1. When the computer boots, the GRUB menu, select your old kernel. After booting the system, remove the new kernel by command below
2. Use program UKUU or command:

sudo apt purge linux-image-4.14-*
3. And 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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