Manually Installing New Kernel Image

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chessmaster942
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Manually Installing New Kernel Image

Post by chessmaster942 » Sun Sep 16, 2012 1:21 pm

I've been using Linux for around 2 years now, so I'm definitely not new to this process, but never before have I had the desire or need to do a kernel update. Today that changed, as I need a new kernel for various drivers, fixes, the usual.

I would like to install the 3.5.4 Kernel from http://www.kernel.org/, extract the .tar.bz2, and manually install the kernel. How do I go about doing this? I already have backed up my data with my program I trust with my life, and everything is prepared as far as I can think of, I just simply need to extract the .tar.bz2 and install it.

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Re: Manually Installing New Kernel Image

Post by xenopeek » Sun Sep 16, 2012 2:05 pm

The steps are quite well explained here: http://askubuntu.com/questions/142192/c ... untu-12-04. Instead of the 3.4 kernel, you can install the 3.5.4 kernel if you so desire. Though for Linux Mint 13 that has not been tested (3.4 is the last one tested). You can always revert to an older kernel in GRUB (hold shift during boot to get GRUB to show if you have only one OS installed).
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Re: Manually Installing New Kernel Image

Post by chessmaster942 » Sun Sep 16, 2012 2:09 pm

Ok, I'll try it when I get my system booting UEFI, which will hopefully be soon.

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