Install Linux Kernel 3.6.0 in Ubuntu 12.04 & 12.10

This simple tutorial is going to show you how to install or upgrade to the latest version of Linux Kernel(3.6) in Ubuntu 12.04 & 12.10.


Go to the Dash Home -> System Monitor, check your system info and current kernel version. In the picture, it is 32-bit Ubuntu with Linux Kernel 3.2.0-23-generic-pae.

To Install or Upgrade to Linux Kernel 3.6.0:

First download the DEB packages of the new kernel, in previous picture check 32-bit or 64-bit, then:

for 32-bit Ubuntu, click following links to download:





for 64-bit, download:





After downloading, double click to install them using Ubuntu Software Center in order of linux-image-xxx-generic_xxx.deb, linux-image-extra-xxx.deb, linux-headers-xxx_all.deb, linux-headers-xxx-generic-xxx.deb. Or use this command in terminal:

sudo dpkg -i linux-headers-3.6.0-*.deb linux-image-3.6.0-*.deb linux-image-extra-3.6.0-*.deb

Finally, restart your machine.

To Uninstall and Downgrade to previous kernel:

To uninstall as well as to remove un-use kernel, do following steps:

Boot up Ubuntu, launch Synaptic Package Manager (install it from Ubuntu Software Center) from the dash. Search for and remove following packages:


linux-header-x.x.x.x-generic (possiably generic-pae or i686)


x.x.x.x stands for the kernel version you want to remove or uninstall.

After that, run this in terminal (Ctrl+Alt+T):

sudo update-grub

That’s it!

1 Comment

  1. fauzi says:

    Thank for your info……….. that’s very useful………….

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