How to Install Linux Kernel 6.0 on Ubuntu / Linux Mint

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This tutorial will be helpful for beginners to install Linux kernel 6.0 On Ubuntu 22.04 LTS, Ubuntu 20.04 LTS, Ubuntu 18.04 LTS, and LinuxMint 21.

Linus Torvalds announced the Linux Kernel 6.0 which is available to download for general usage with new features, improvements, better hardware support, and other new updates.

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As per Linux Torvalds

So, as is hopefully clear to everybody, the major version number change is more about me running out of fingers and toes than it is bout any big fundamental changes.

But of course there’s a lot of various changes in 6.0 – we’ve got over 15k non-merge commits in there in total, after all, and as such 6.0 is one of the bigger releases at least in numbers of commits in a while.

What’s New in Kernel 6.0

  • Support for NVMe in-band authentication
  • Buffered writes on XFS file systems
  • User-space memory management
  • Raspberry Pi 4 V3D kernel driver

For a complete changelog refer to the Phoronix kernel features page

How to Install Linux Kernel 6.0 On Ubuntu / Linux Mint?

Step 1: Update the system before proceeding to install kernel 6.0

sudo apt update && sudo apt upgrade

Step 2: Download the mainline kernel packages for Kernel 6.0 using the below commands

wget https://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v6.0/amd64/linux-headers-6.0.0-060000_6.0.0-060000.202210022231_all.deb
wget https://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v6.0/amd64/linux-headers-6.0.0-060000-generic_6.0.0-060000.202210022231_amd64.deb
wget https://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v6.0/amd64/linux-image-unsigned-6.0.0-060000-generic_6.0.0-060000.202210022231_amd64.deb
wget https://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v6.0/amd64/linux-modules-6.0.0-060000-generic_6.0.0-060000.202210022231_amd64.deb

Step 3: Install the kernel deb files

sudo dpkg -i *.deb

Step 4: Validate the kernel

Once installation is completed reboot the server and verify the newly installed kernel by running the below command or run neofetch command, it will print the newer kernel.

uname -r
apt install neofetch && neofetch
install kernel 6.0 on ubuntu

Conclusion

From this tutorial, you have learned how to download and install Linux kernel 6.0 on Ubuntu 20.04 and Linux Mint

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