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Install Linux Kernel 3.18 (Stable) on Linux Mint

After two months of development, Linus Torvalds announced the release of Linux kernel 3.18. Among the most notable improvements: integrated file system OverlayFS added system call bpf(), implemented subsystem to create tunnels over UDP, provided Protocol support Geneve, added subsystem pvSCSI for Xen, improved performance when processing intensive stream of small network packets.

In the new version are made about 11200 patch from 1300 developers, the size of the patch - 38 MB (changes have affected 9307 files, added 485719 lines of code, removed 355945 lines). About 47% of all presented in 3.18 changes associated with device drivers, approximately 18% of the changes have to update the code for specific hardware architectures, 14% associated with the network stack, 4% of file systems and 4% c internal subsystems of the kernel.
Suitable for Linux Mint 17/16/15/13 Elementary OS 0.2/0.3 PinguyOS 14/12
 
Installing the Linux Kernel 3.18 into Linux Mint:
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/v3.18-vivid/linux-headers-3.18.0-031800-generic_3.18.0-031800.201412071935_i386.deb http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v3.18-vivid/linux-headers-3.18.0-031800_3.18.0-031800.201412071935_all.deb http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v3.18-vivid/linux-image-3.18.0-031800-generic_3.18.0-031800.201412071935_i386.deb && sudo dpkg -i *.deb
For 64-bit (single command):
cd /tmp && wget http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v3.18-vivid/linux-headers-3.18.0-031800-generic_3.18.0-031800.201412071935_amd64.deb http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v3.18-vivid/linux-headers-3.18.0-031800_3.18.0-031800.201412071935_all.deb http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v3.18-vivid/linux-image-3.18.0-031800-generic_3.18.0-031800.201412071935_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 3.18,
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-3.18-*
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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8-12-2014, 11:08
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