How to Install Linux Kernel

In this tutorial, we will guide you on how to install Linux kernel 3.5 RC3 in Ubuntu.


Since it’s currently still in development mode, it will be better if we do not install it in the production environment, including any live server that you might be using.

Step 1 – Open terminal

So lets get started with this how to install linux kernel tutorial. First of all, let’s open up the terminal application from the dash. With that done we will need to add the PPA to install Linux kernel. For that, type in the following:

“sudo add-apt-repository ppa:xorg-edgers/ppa”

Once you are done, hit the enter key.

Open terminal application

Step 2 – Enter password

Now enter the password to continue installing kernel. As you go ahead, you would be prompted to enter the password. Enter the password to add the ppa to your repository.

Insert password

Step 3 – Get update

With that done, we will need get an update. In order to get an update, type in the following:
“sudo apt-get update”

Fetch update

Step 4 – Get distribution upgrade

Once done, it’s time to upgrade the distribution of Linux kernel. For that type in the following:

“sudo apt-get dist-upgrade”

Once you are done, hit the enter key to continue with the installing procedure of linux kernel.

Find distribution upgrade

Step 5 – Continue with the procedure

When prompted, press “Y” and hit the enter key so that you can continue with the process.

Continue with the installation

Step 6 – Restart the system

In the end, restart the system so that the changes can take effect. And that’s it. Linux Kernel has now been installed on your system.

Restart the system for the changes to take effect