Upgrade your Kernel the easy way in Ubuntu | LinuxMint

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Few days ago Ubuntu announced that there is a serious security issue in the kernel from version 6.06, 8.04, 8.10, 9.04 and 9.10 . 7.xx versions are not affected.
Canonical has been recommended as a solution to update the kernel of its various versions since the problem seriously affects them in addition to possible escalation of privilege of a stranger, a high consumption of network traffic and failure in the filesystem, FUSE does not handle While certain requests.



Today i show you how to upgrade the kernel the safe way in Ubuntu and LinuxMint. I tested this tutorial on Ubuntu 9.10 karmic koala and LinuxMint 8 helena .

Step By Step to upgrade the Kernel

This is my kernel version before the upgrade


Now Go to this website http://kernel.ubuntu.com/ , you’ll see a directory tree of kernels. Now chose the directory for the kernel you want to upgrade to. In my case i chosed v2.6.32 :

You can chose a newer kernel if you want. Now after choosing the kernel directory, we have to download the necessary files for the upgrade. between the files inside the kernel directory we need just 3 of them (Example : Screenshot bellow). First get the linux-headers file that ends with “all.deb”. Second get the linux-headers file that ends with “i386.deb” or “amd64.deb” depending upon what architecture you need. Finally get the linux-image file that ends with “i386.deb” or “amd64.deb” again depending upon what architecture you need. In my case i chosed( See screenshot bellow) :

Now after Downloading the 3 files we will install them by Order (Make absolutely sure that you install them in this order) :

1- Install linux-headers-2.6.32-020632_2.6.32-020632_all.deb (ending by all.deb)

sudo dpkg -i linux-headers-2.6.32-020632_2.6.32-020632_all.deb

2- linux-headers-2.6.32-020632-generic_2.6.32-020632_i386.deb (headers ending by i386.deb or amd64.deb depending of your architecture)

sudo dpkg -i linux-headers-2.6.32-020632-generic_2.6.32-020632_i386.deb 

3- linux-image-2.6.32-020632-generic_2.6.32-020632_i386.deb

sudo dpkg -i linux-image-2.6.32-020632-generic_2.6.32-020632_i386.deb

4 – Reboot your computer.



If this worked to me as (described on the screenshots), doesen`t mean that will work for you.

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