How to Install Linux Kernel 5.17 on Ubuntu / Linux Mint

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Linus Torvalds today announced the Linux 5.17 and it comes with new features and improvements in hardware support.

As per Linus Torvalds for Kernel 5.17

So we had an extra week of at the end of this release cycle, and I’m happy to report that it was very calm indeed. We could probably have skipped it with not a lot of downside, but we did get a few last-minute reverts and fixes in and avoid some brown-paper bugs that would otherwise have been stable fodder, so it’s all good.

This tutorial will be helpful for beginners to install Linux kernel 5.17 on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS, Ubuntu 20.10, and LinuxMint 20.3.

Changes in Kernel 5.17

  • New gpio-sim modeule for simulating the GPIO Chips
  • Added support to the KCSAN, FAN_RENAME and KFENCE

How to Install Linux Kernel 5.17 on Ubuntu / Linux Mint?

Step 1: Update the system before proceeding to install kernel 5.17

sudo apt update && sudo apt upgrade -y && sudo apt autoremove

Step 2: Download the mainline kernel packages for Kernel 5.17 from the Ubuntu kernel Mainline page or use the below commands to download the packages

wget https://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v5.17/amd64/linux-headers-5.17.0-051700_5.17.0-051700.202203202130_all.deb
wget https://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v5.17/amd64/linux-headers-5.17.0-051700-generic_5.17.0-051700.202203202130_amd64.deb
wget https://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v5.17/amd64/linux-image-unsigned-5.17.0-051700-generic_5.17.0-051700.202203202130_amd64.deb
wget https://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v5.17/amd64/linux-modules-5.17.0-051700-generic_5.17.0-051700.202203202130_amd64.deb

Install the Linux Kernel 5.17

sudo dpkg -i *.deb

Step 3: Reboot and Validate

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

uname -r
Install Linux kernel 5.17 on ubuntu

Conclusion

From this tutorial, you have learned how to download and install Linux kernel 5.17 on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS, Ubuntu 21.10, and LinuxMint 20.3.

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  1. Gary March 25, 2022

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