The stable version of Linux Kernel 3.2.9 is available for download for Ubuntu users. Here are some of the new features in this latest stable release:

  • Improved ARM Support
  • More ALSA Updates
  • More USB Patches
  • Fixes For eCryptfs & NFSv4 Filesystems, etc.
In this tutorial we will help you install Linux Kernel 3.2.9 under a system running Ubuntu 11.10/12.04 using the provided Debian packages since there is no PPA currently available.

Warning: Install this Linux Kernel at your own risk! We are not liable for any damage that this may cause to your system.

Getting Started

Firstly, install "Linux Headers" for both Ubuntu (32-bit & 64-bit) with the following commands:

cd /tmp && wget -O linux-headers-3.2.9_all.deb http://goo.gl/HT0WU

sudo dpkg -i linux-headers-3.2.9_all.deb

Linux Kernel 3.2.9 Installation For Ubuntu (i386 / 32-bit)

For Ubuntu (32-bit), install Linux Kernel 3.2.9 with the following commands:

cd /tmp && wget -O  linux-headers-3.2.9-generic_i386.deb http://goo.gl/WTjwG

sudo dpkg -i linux-headers-3.2.9-generic_i386.deb

cd /tmp && wget -O linux-image-generic_3.2.9_i386.deb http://goo.gl/JZBNX

sudo dpkg -i linux-image-generic_3.2.9_i386.deb

Linux Kernel 3.2.9 Installation For Ubuntu (amd64 / 64-bit)

For Ubuntu (64-bit), install Linux Kernel 3.2.9 with the following commands:

cd /tmp && wget -O  linux-headers-generic_3.2.9_amd64.deb http://goo.gl/0nAfq

sudo dpkg -i linux-headers-generic_3.2.9_amd64.deb

cd /tmp && wget -O linux-image-3.2.9-generic_amd64.deb http://goo.gl/5hvrp

sudo dpkg -i linux-image-3.2.9-generic_amd64.deb

Reboot now your system, then check your Linux Kernel via the terminal with this command:

uname -r

If installation is successful, you will get these outputs:

~$ uname -r

Kernel PAE 3.2.9 Installation (Optional)

If you need to install Kernel PAE 3.2.9, then check first if your CPU supports the PAE (Physical Address Extension) technology with this command:

grep --color=always -i PAE /proc/cpuinfo

Then install Kernel PAE 3.2.9 wuith the following commands for Ubuntu 11.10/12.04 (i386 / 32-bit):

cd /tmp && wget -O  linux-headers-3.2.9-generic-pae_i386.deb http://goo.gl/uCcyV

sudo dpkg -i linux-headers-3.2.9-generic-pae_i386.deb

cd /tmp && wget -O  linux-image-3.2.9-generic-pae_i386.deb http://goo.gl/gxR6U

sudo dpkg -i linux-image-3.2.9-generic-pae_i386.deb

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