Linux Kernel 3.8.8 raring has been released on April 17, 2013. Linux Mint, Ubuntu and Debian users can download the debian file directly from If you like to compile / build the latest Linux Kernel, then follow my previous guide on how to compile and install kernel on Ubuntu / Mint / Debian.

Download the required packages

For 32 bit

For 64 bit


To Install Linux Kernel 3.8.8 raring

Create a directory named kernel under Download directory or in Home and move the downloaded kernel files to Kernel directory. Now Open a terminal (Ctrl+alt+t) and change the directory to kernel where you have all the downloaded files. For example, If the kernel directory is under “/Downloads/kernel” then use the below command.

cd ~/Downloads/kernel

Run the following command to install the kernel packages, issue the password for the user when prompted.

sudo dpkg -i linux-*.deb

That’s it, Now restart the system.

Hope this will be helpful for you!!!

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