Install Linux Kernel 4.2 RC2 on Ubuntu 15.04, Ubuntu 14.04 and Ubuntu 14.10

Install Linux Kernel 4.2 RC2 on Ubuntu 15.04, Ubuntu 14.04 and Ubuntu 14.10. Linux Kernel 4.2 RC2 has been released with updated drivers, improvements for PC architecture – ARM, MIPS, PA-RISC, and x86. It also features optimizations for the BTRFS file systems and many other changes.

Announcing the release, Linus Torvalds said:

“Another week, another rc. What can I say? Call me boring, but that’s how this all works,” says Linus Torvalds. “This is not a particularly big rc, and things have been fairly calm. We definitely did have some problems in -rc1 that bit people, but they all seemed to be pretty small, and let’s hope that -rc2 ends up having fewer annoying issues.”

Install Linux Kernel 4.2 RC2 on 32 Bit Ubuntu Systems

Open Terminal and run the following commands to install Kernel 4.2 RC2 on 32 bit Ubuntu and derivative systems.

$ cd /tmp
$ wget \
kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v4.2-rc2-unstable/linux-headers-4.2.0-040200rc2_4.2.0-040200rc2.201507121935_all.deb \
kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v4.2-rc2-unstable/linux-headers-4.2.0-040200rc2-generic_4.2.0-040200rc2.201507121935_i386.deb \
kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v4.2-rc2-unstable/linux-image-4.2.0-040200rc2-generic_4.2.0-040200rc2.201507121935_i386.deb
$ sudo dpkg -i linux-headers-4.2*.deb linux-image-4.2*.deb

Install Linux Kernel 4.2 RC2 on 64 Bit Ubuntu Systems

Open Terminal and run the following commands to install Kernel 4.2 RC2 on 64 bit Ubuntu and derivative systems.

$ cd /tmp
$ wget \
kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v4.2-rc2-unstable/linux-headers-4.2.0-040200rc2_4.2.0-040200rc2.201507121935_all.deb \
kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v4.2-rc2-unstable/linux-headers-4.2.0-040200rc2-generic_4.2.0-040200rc2.201507121935_amd64.deb \
kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v4.2-rc2-unstable/linux-image-4.2.0-040200rc2-generic_4.2.0-040200rc2.201507121935_amd64.deb
$ sudo dpkg -i linux-headers-4.2*.deb linux-image-4.2*.deb

Remove Linux Kernel 4.2 RC2 From Ubuntu Systems

If you want to remove the Linux Kernel 4.2 RC2 from 32/64 bit Ubuntu and derivative systems, run the following command:

$ sudo apt-get remove linux-header-4.2* linux-image-4.2*

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