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Installing a New Linux Kernel on Ubuntu 12.04

Installing a New Linux Kernel on Ubuntu 12.04

Whilst this may be common knowledge for those who have been working with Ubuntu for a while, it took me a few google searches to figure out, so here is the process I have settled on.

sudo apt-get update

# List available versions
sudo apt-cache search linux-image-generic-lts
linux-image-generic-lts-quantal - Generic Linux kernel image
linux-image-generic-lts-raring - Generic Linux kernel image
linux-image-generic-lts-saucy - Generic Linux kernel image
linux-image-generic-lts-trusty - Generic Linux kernel image

# Install one
sudo apt-get install -y linux-image-generic-lts-trusty

sudo reboot

After a reboot, things should come up nice and happy.

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