Latest stable version Linux Kernel 3.9 raring has been released on April 29, 2013. Ubuntu and Debian users can directly download the debian version from If you like to compile the latest Linux Kernel in Ubuntu  Click Here.

The packages needed to be installed are:

  1. linux-headers
  2. linux-headers-generic
  3. linux-image-generic

You can also download the previous stable kernel 3.0 / 3.1 / 3.2 / 3.3 / 3.4.6 / 3.5 / 3.7  from and follow the same steps to install it. Use “dpkg -i kernel-name” and just change the kernel name to latest kernel version.

If you are using 32-bit version then download the following packages.

If you are using 64-bit version then download the following packages.

To install Linux Kernel 3.9 raring

Open a terminal and move to the directory where you have downloaded the kernel packages. If the files are in /Downloads directory then run the following command.

cd ~/Downloads/

Then use dpkg command to install the packages, for example here I have explained how-to’s for 32-bit versions. Run the following commands one by one and type the password for the user, when prompted.

For linux-headers

sudo dpkg -i linux-headers-3.9.0-030900_3.9.0-030900.201304291257_all.deb

For linux-headers-generic

sudo dpkg -i linux-headers-3.9.0-030900-generic_3.9.0-030900.201304291257_i386.deb

For linux-image-generic

sudo dpkg -i linux-image-3.9.0-030900-generic_3.9.0-030900.201304291257_i386.deb

If you are facing any warnings or error while installing then try installing module-init-tools 3.13 first, and try again now it should work. Restart your system now by default it will boot kernel 3.9 raring, you will be able to see while booting. To check after booting open a terminal and type “uname -r“. Check the screen shot below.

Hope this will be helpful for you!!!

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