How to Install Linux Kernel 6.6 on Ubuntu 22.04 & Linux Mint 21: A Comprehensive Guide

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In this tutorial, we will walk you through the steps on how to install Linux Kernel 6.6 on Ubuntu 22.04 LTS and Linux Mint 21.


Linux kernel is the core of the Linux operating system. It is responsible for managing the hardware, scheduling tasks, and providing a platform for running applications.

Linux Kernel 6.6 has been recently released, and it comes with a range of new features, improvements, and bug fixes.

According to Linus Torvalds

So this last week has been pretty calm, and I have absolutely no
excuses to delay the v6.6 release any more, so here it is.

There’s a random smattering of fixes all over, and apart from some
bigger fixes to the r8152 driver, it’s all fairly small. Below is the
shortlog for last week for anybody who really wants to get a flavor of
the details. It’s short enough to scroll through.

This obviously means that the merge window for 6.7 opens tomorrow, and
I appreciate how many early pull requests I have lined up, with 40+
ready to go. That will make it a bit easier for me to deal with it,
since I’ll be on the road for the first week of the merge window.

How to Install Linux Kernel 6.6 On Ubuntu / Linux Mint?

Step 1: Update the system before proceeding to install kernel 6.6

sudo apt update && sudo apt upgrade

Step 2: Download the mainline kernel deb files using the below command


Step 3: Install the deb files

sudo dpkg -i *.deb

Step 4: Validate the kernel

After completing the installation, restart the server and confirm the installation of the new kernel by executing the provided command, or using the neofetch command to display information about the updated kernel.

uname -r 
install Linux kernel 6.6 on Ubuntu 22.04


From this tutorial, you have learned how to download and install Linux kernel 6.6 on Ubuntu 22.04 and Linux Mint.

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