How to Install Linux Kernel 5.18 on Ubuntu / Linux Mint

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Linus Torvalds today announced the Linux kernel 5.18 and it comes with new features and improvements in hardware support.

This tutorial will be helpful for beginners to install Linux kernel 5.18 on Ubuntu 22.04, Ubuntu 20.04 LTS, and Linux Mint 20.3.

What’s New in Kernel 5.18?

Below are the new features in kernel 5.18

  • New Razer Driver & Tablet improvements
  • SiGma Micro Keyboard control ICs Support
  • AMD HSMP Driver
  • Intel Alder Lake N graphics and Alder Lake “PS” audio support
Related:  How to Install Linux Kernel 5.17 on Ubuntu / Linux Mint

How to Install Linux Kernel 5.18 on Ubuntu / Linux Mint?

Step 1: Update the system before proceeding to install kernel 5.18

sudo apt update && sudo apt upgrade

Step 2: Download the mainline kernel packages for Kernel 5.18 from the Ubuntu kernel Mainline page or use the below commands to download the packages

wget https://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v5.18/amd64/linux-headers-5.18.0-051800_5.18.0-051800.202205222030_all.deb
wget https://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v5.18/amd64/linux-headers-5.18.0-051800-generic_5.18.0-051800.202205222030_amd64.deb
wget https://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v5.18/amd64/linux-image-unsigned-5.18.0-051800-generic_5.18.0-051800.202205222030_amd64.deb
wget https://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v5.18/amd64/linux-modules-5.18.0-051800-generic_5.18.0-051800.202205222030_amd64.deb

Install Linux Kernel 5.18

sudo dpkg -i *.deb

Step 3: Reboot and Validate the Kernel version

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

uname -r
Install Kernel 5.18 on ubuntu

Conclusion

From this tutorial, you have learned how to download and install Linux kernel 5.18 on Ubuntu 22.04 LTS, Ubuntu 20.04, and LinuxMint 20.3.

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  1. Dic May 28, 2022
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