Ukuu – Ubuntu Kernel Upgrade Utility (must have)

Ukuu - Ubuntu Kernel Upgrade Utility (must have)

Ukuu utility is a graphical program for notification of release of the new Linux kernel with automatic installer in graphical form, without the need to download separate .deb packages of the kernel.
*Fetches list of kernels from
*Displays notifications when a new kernel update is available.
*Downloads and installs packages automatically
*Remove unused kernel
Excellent utility, which was developed and supported by the creators of hits like Aptik, TimeShift and Conky Manager.
Installation latest version into Linux Mint:

sudo apt-add-repository -y ppa:teejee2008/ppa
sudo apt updatesudo apt install ukuu
The program is very simple, after you start it will index all the available kernels and show it to you. You only need to select a kernel and click “Install” button

Ukuu - Ubuntu Kernel Upgrade Utility

Then the utility will download the necessary kernel packages and start the installation:

Ukuu - Ubuntu Kernel Upgrade Utility

After installing the new kernel, you will be prompted to close all applications and restart the computer to use the new kernel:

Ukuu - Ubuntu Kernel Upgrade Utility

sudo reboot
Once logged in, check the version of the current kernel with the command:
uname -r
Remove unused kernel is as simple as installing. Open Ukuu, find it in the list of installed but unused-click on the row and button “Remove“:
Good Luck!!!

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2 years ago

important note: ukuu is now subject to charge!
A FOSS Fork exists and is supported at
User friendly and without knowledge of terminal usage.
Good luck and of course on your own responsibility!

Theron G. Burrough
Theron G. Burrough
2023 years ago

Thanks for this utility, which worked on Linux Mint 18.3. However, on each boot an error reporting firmware mismatch flashes by, and VirtualBox won't run.

2023 years ago

michael gloggnitzer,
firs need boot with old kernel, then uninstall newone

miguel ángel sánchez cordón
miguel ángel sánchez cordón
2 years ago

I bought ukuu. I installed it in many ubuntu distros, only on linux mint mate 19.3, there is a problem of singnature to install the latest kernel

I’ve to boot to the standard one.