Install Linux Kernel 4.17 (Stable) on Linux Mint

Install Linux Kernel 4.12 (Stable) on Linux MintLinus Torvalds introduced the Linux kernel 4.17. 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 4.17. The new version made about 14.7 thousand corrections from 1400 developers, the size of the patch 70MB (changes 14170 files, added 648108 lines of code, deleted lines 827247). About 38% of all represented in 4.17 of the changes associated with device drivers, about 22% of changes are related to updating the code for specific hardware architectures, 11% related to the network stack, 4% – file systems and 4% c internal kernel subsystems.

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 4.17,

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-4.17-*
3. And update GRUB or BURG
sudo update-grub
To return to the previous linux mint kernel when booting Grub select Previous Linux versions

Good Luck!!!

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2022 years ago

Can You install kernel 4.17 or 4.18 on LMDE 3, please?