Install/Upgrade to Linux Kernel 3.9 (Stable) in Ubuntu for ARM

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A stable version of Linux Kernel 3.9 is now out, and can be installed by the following steps on you ARM powered device, try this at your own risk.

You can find the release announcement here. In this tutorial, we will see how to install Linux kernel 3.9 in Ubuntu for ARM or any Debian based ARM system.

Enter the following command in terminal:

cd /tmp

wget http://dl.dropbox.com/u/47950494/upubuntu.com/arm-kernel-3.9 -O arm-kernel-3.9

chmod +x arm-kernel-3.9

sudo sh arm-kernel-3.9

sudo update-grub

sudo reboot

To remove the Kernel or downgrade the Kernel enter the command below:

sudo apt-get purge linux-image-3.9*

Enjoy!

Install/Upgrade to Linux Kernel 3.9 (Stable) in Ubuntu/Linux Mint

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Update: You might want to get Linux Kernel 3.10 for your Ubuntu or Linux Mint, since it is out now. Click here for Kernel 3.10.

A stable version of Linux Kernel 3.9 has been released recently which brings more new features such as SSD caching, full support for Chrome OS, better support for ARM SoCand, faster LZO compression, and  more drivers for better support for modern computers. Linux 3.9 has also brought improvements to networking, storage, virtualization, power management, etc.

You can find the release announcement here

cd /tmp

wget http://dl.dropbox.com/u/47950494/upubuntu.com/kernel-3.9 -O kernel-3.9

chmod +x kernel-3.9

sudo sh kernel-3.9

sudo reboot

To remove kernel 3.9, enter this command:

sudo apt-get purge linux-image-3.9*

To remove or to revert back to the earlier Kernel enter the command below:

sudo apt-get purge linux-image-3.9*

Enjoy!