Updating kernel in ubuntu
Is the latest kernel 4.9version available for Ubuntu?
or - Can I update this - after having installed Ubuntu without any risk of crashes?
In this article 'How To Update Ubuntu Kernel' example is showed for Kernel 2.6.39-0.
If you want to know list of Kernel releases for Ubuntu, then you should to go the site lake are List or Check Installed Linux Kernels. There you will be able to see Kernels for other Linux distributions also, but to see for Ubuntu, just scroll page down.
sudo apt update Then upgrade all packages installed with the command below.
In this tutorial, I will show you how to upgrade the Ubuntu kernel to use the latest mainline kernel build provided by the Ubuntu kernel Team.
I will be using Ubuntu 16.04.2 Xenial Xerus with default kernel version 4.4 as basis upgrade it to the 4.11.2 kernel version. The Mainline Kernel Build is just a vanilla kernel from packaged as a deb package.
There is yet another procedure which we haven’t showed here as it requires compiling the kernel from source, which is not recommended on production Linux systems.
If you’re still interested in compiling the kernel as a learning experience, you will get the instructions on how to do it at the Kernel Newbies page.
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sudo apt upgrade -y Finally, reboot the server to ensure that potentially installed kernel updates get applied.