How to Download and Install Linux Kernel 6.7 on Ubuntu 22.04 & Linux Mint 21

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In this tutorial, we will walk you through the steps on how to download and install Linux Kernel 6.7 on Ubuntu 22.04 LTS and Linux Mint 21.

Introduction

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

According to Linus Torvalds

we had a little bit more going on last week compared to the holiday
week before that, but certainly not enough to make me think we’d want
to delay this any further.

What’s new in Linux 6.7?

LoongArch

  • Kernel-based Virtual Machine (KVM) support, enabling running virtual machines on LoongArch systems.
  • PREEMPT_DYNAMIC support with static keys for finer control over scheduling.
  • BPF CPU v4 instructions for improved performance and functionality.

ARM

  • KVM support for guest memory operation instructions for enhanced virtual machine capabilities.
  • Added support for Smstateen and Zicond extensions.

RUST

  • Upgraded to version 1.73.0 with IBT enabled by default (with C enabled).
  • ARM64 expansion with new HWCAP definitions and Ampere SoC PMU support.
  • New platform support for AMD/Pensando data processing unit and Sophgo RISC-V device.

Overall Linux 6.7 brings significant new features and improvements across multiple architectures, including LoongArch, ARM, Rust, RISC-V, and AppArmor.

How to Download and Install Linux Kernel 6.7 on Ubuntu

Step 1: Update the system before proceeding to install kernel 6.7

sudo apt update && sudo apt upgrade

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

https://kernel.ubuntu.com/mainline/v6.7/amd64/linux-headers-6.7.0-060700-generic_6.7.0-060700.202401072033_amd64.deb
wget https://kernel.ubuntu.com/mainline/v6.7/amd64/linux-headers-6.7.0-060700_6.7.0-060700.202401072033_all.deb
wget https://kernel.ubuntu.com/mainline/v6.7/amd64/linux-image-unsigned-6.7.0-060700-generic_6.7.0-060700.202401072033_amd64.deb
wget https://kernel.ubuntu.com/mainline/v6.7/amd64/linux-modules-6.7.0-060700-generic_6.7.0-060700.202401072033_amd64.deb

Step 3: Install the deb files

sudo dpkg -i *.deb

Step 4: Validate the kernel

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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 

Download and install Linux kernel 6.7

Conclusion

From this tutorial, you have learned how to download and install Linux kernel 6.7 on Ubuntu 22.04 and Linux Mint.

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2 thoughts on “How to Download and Install Linux Kernel 6.7 on Ubuntu 22.04 & Linux Mint 21”

  1. You do realise that by installing the mainline 6.7 kernel on Mint it will break the linux-headers install, so for it to work you need to leave this one out or forever have a broken package until the mint team upgrade from 22.04 to 24.04 ubuntu base.

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