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.

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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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