Linus Torvalds announced the Linux Kernel 5.16 a few weeks back and is available for general usage.
A new updated version has been released in the 5.16 series and it is the 5 th release and it makes the branch more stable.
This tutorial will be helpful for beginners to install Linux kernel 5.16.5 on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS, Ubuntu 20.10, and LinuxMint 20.3.
How to Install Linux Kernel 5.16.5 in Ubuntu / Linux Mint?
Step 1: Before proceeding to install kernel 5.16 make sure the system is up to date
sudo apt update -y && sudo apt upgrade -y
Step 2: Download the mainline kernel packages from the kernel. ubuntu.com or download using the below commands
wget https://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v5.16.5/amd64/linux-headers-5.16.5-051605_5.16.5-051605.202202011731_all.deb wget https://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v5.16.5/amd64/linux-headers-5.16.5-051605-generic_5.16.5-051605.202202011731_amd64.deb wget https://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v5.16.5/amd64/linux-image-unsigned-5.16.5-051605-generic_5.16.5-051605.202202011731_amd64.deb wget https://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v5.16.5/amd64/linux-modules-5.16.5-051605-generic_5.16.5-051605.202202011731_amd64.deb
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.
From this tutorial, you have learned how to download and install Linux kernel 5.16.5 on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS and Linux Mint 20.3
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