How to install/ remove Linux Kernel 3.7 in Linux Mint 13/14

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How to install/ remove Linux Kernel 3.7 in Linux Mint 13/14

Postby Zorba on Sat Mar 23, 2013 1:33 pm

To install Kernel 3.7:

1. Open a terminal window.

2. Type in the following commands then hit Enter after each.

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cd /tmp

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wget http://dl.dropbox.com/u/47950494/upubuntu.com/linux-kernel-3.7 -O linux-kernel-3.7

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chmod +x linux-kernel-3.7

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sudo sh linux-kernel-3.7

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sudo reboot


To remove Kernel 3.7:

1. Open a terminal window.

2. Type in the following commands then hit Enter after each.

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sudo apt-get purge linux-image-3.7*

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sudo reboot


For more, see the original article at the link below.
http://www.upubuntu.com/2012/12/installupgrade-to-linux-kernel-37-under.html?m=0
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Re: How to install/ remove Linux Kernel 3.7 in Linux Mint 13

Postby nomko on Sat Mar 23, 2013 4:13 pm

I tried that and it screwed my system completly! The Cinnamon desktop looked like the old Win95 desktop afterwards. So this is my warning:

Don't try this untill you're pretty sure about it!
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Re: How to install/ remove Linux Kernel 3.7 in Linux Mint 13

Postby sujitnag on Tue Mar 26, 2013 3:50 pm

copy and past is easy way to make howto
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Re: How to install/ remove Linux Kernel 3.7 in Linux Mint 13

Postby Acid_1 on Tue Apr 16, 2013 4:11 pm

Wasn't sure if I should post correct info and allow this to be bumped or just let it die and hope nobody reads it.

1) Don't just install a kernel from a random source. You are asking for serious trouble there!

2) This doesn't seem to install you're headers, only the kernel image. You need both or you will run into troubles with kernel modules, a. la VirtualBox, et. al.

Do not install this, not recommended, especially from a dropbox account, megaupload, or any other sharing site. You are risking the security of your OS.

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3) DO only get it from a trusted PPA or the repositories, or build it yourself.

4) DO understand that it could be more difficult to support your system due to non-distribution kernel, ie bugs that aren't in the official release.
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