How to Install Linux Kernel 3.0.1 in Ubuntu 11.10, 11.04, 10.10 and 10.04

Latest Linux Kernel 3.0.1 version is released on 6th of this month. Ubuntu and Debian users can directly download the debian version If you like to compile the Linux Kernel 3.0.1 in Ubuntu  Click Here.

The packages needed to be installed are:

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

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

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

To install Linux Kernel 3.0.1

Open a terminal and move to the directory where you have downloaded the kernel packages. Then use dpkg command to install the packages, for example here I am explain 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-3.0.1-030001_3.0.1-030001.201108060905_all.deb

For linux-headers-generic

sudo dpkg -i linux-headers-3.0.1-030001-generic_3.0.1-030001.201108060905_i386.deb

For linux-image-generic

sudo dpkg -i linux-image-3.0.1-030001-generic_3.0.1-030001.201108060905_i386.deb

If your 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 3.0.1, you can 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!!!