A stable version of Linux 3.4 has been released recently.

For new changes and improvements in Kernel 3.4, you can refer to this page. For manual installation, you can go to this page and download the appropriate Debian packages.A stable version of Linux 3.4 has been released recently. Today we will learn how to  install this latest release on a system running Ubuntu 12.04/11.10.

  

To easily install Linux Kernel 3.4.0 on Ubuntu, we will be using Ubuntu 12.10 (Quantal Quetzal) repositories.


Installing Kernel 3.4 in Ubutnu 12.04/11.10

Fire up the terminal and run following command to edit the /etc/apt/sources.list file:

  • $ sudo gedit /etc/apt/sources.list
Now append the following at the end of the sources.list file.
# Ubuntu Quantal Quetzal Repositories
deb http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu quantal-security main universe restricted multiverse
deb-src http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu quantal-security main universe restricted multiverse
deb http://it.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ quantal-updates main universe restricted multiverse
deb-src http://it.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ quantal-updates main universe restricted multiverse
deb http://it.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ quantal main universe restricted multiverse
deb-src http://it.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ quantal main universe restricted multiverse

Save the file and close it, then update your repositories with this command:
  • $ sudo apt-get update
You can now install the Linux Kernel 3.4.0 with the following command:
  • $ sudo apt-get install linux
For PAE-Kernel, install with this command:
  • $ sudo apt-get install linux-generic-pae

Warning: Install kernel 3.4 at your own risk! as version 3.4 is not supported for 12.04 LTS release. Before restarting your system, make sure you re-install your system device drivers (graphics card, sound cards, wireless cards, etc.).

After completing the installation, just restart your system .

Best of Luck!








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