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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
3.2.9-030209-generic


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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