Install kernel 3.16.1 utopic in Ubuntu 14.04 / 13.10 / 12.04 / 13.04

Linux Kernel 3.16.1 utopic has been released on August 14, 2014. 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 3.16.1 utopic

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!!!

  • raja

    Can you pls tel me what is the difference between installing this way and compile/install if any?
    I am new to this! Thanks.

  • Paul

    This is going to give some libc6 issues as these kernels need >= 2.14 and 11.10 has 2.13