How to Install Linux Kernel 5.16 in Ubuntu / Linux Mint

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Linus Torvalds announced the Linux Kernel 5.16 after a few weeks of development and is available for general usage with driver fixes, a few core networking fixes, and some random issues.

As per Linus Torvalds for Kernel 5.16

Not a lot here since -rc8, which is not unexpected. We had that extra week due to the holidays, and it’s not like we had lots of last-minute things that needed to be sorted out.

This tutorial will be helpful for beginners to install Linux kernel 5.16 in Ubuntu 20.04 LTS, Ubuntu 20.10, and LinuxMint 20.3.

How to Install Linux Kernel 5.16 in Ubuntu / Linux Mint?

Step 1: Update the system before proceeding to install kernel 5.16

sudo apt update && sudo apt upgrade

Step 2: Download the mainline kernel packages for Kernel 5.16  from the Ubuntu kernel Mainline page

Step 3: Install the Deb files

sudo dpkg -i  *.deb

Step 4:Reboot and Validate

Reboot the system once the installation is completed and verify the newly installed kernel by using the below commands.

uname -r
Install Linux kernel 5.16 in ubuntu

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