How to install or upgrade to Linux kernel 3.0 in Ubuntu

If you are a running Ubuntu 11.04 or 10.10 or 10.04 on a newer machine, i recommend you to install Linux kernel 3.0 for your Ubuntu OS.

Just follow the steps below and your machine will get linux kernel 3.0 running.

1. Download the linux kernel 3.0 from “http://kernel.ubuntu.com” or use the following links.

If you are using 32-bit Ubuntu OS, download all the files mentioned below:

  1. linux-headers-3.0.3-030003_3.0.3-030003.201108180913_all.deb
  2. linux-headers-3.0.3-030003-generic_3.0.3-030003.201108180913_i386.deb
  3. linux-image-3.0.3-030003-generic_3.0.3-030003.201108180913_i386.deb
If you are using 64-bit Ubuntu OS, download all the files mentioned below:
  1. linux-headers-3.0.3-030003_3.0.3-030003.201108180913_all.deb
  2. linux-headers-3.0.3-030003-generic_3.0.3-030003.201108180913_amd64.deb
  3. linux-image-3.0.3-030003-generic_3.0.3-030003.201108180913_amd64.deb

2. Now to install the above files, follow any of the two methods given below.

If you have installed “gdebi” install the files in the following order:

  1. linux-headers
  2. linux-headers-generic
  3. linux-image-generic
If you dont have “gdebi” installed, open “Accessories->Terminal” and type:
sudo dpkg -i linux-headers-3.0.3-030003_3.0.3-030003.201108180913_all.deb
sudo dpkg -i linux-headers-3.0.3-030003-generic_3.0.3-030003.201108180913_*.deb
sudo dpkg -i linux-image-3.0.3-030003-generic_3.0.3-030003.201108180913_*.deb

3. Restart your system and choose grub entry with 3.0 kernel.

You will have your system booting up with Linux Kernel 3.0. We advice you not to delete the old kernel entry until you are sure that everything is working fine.

If your facing any warnings or error while installing then try installing module-init-tools 3.13 first, and try again now it should work.

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