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Two updates for Linux 3.4 kernel series and Linux 3.5 kernel series have been released recently bringing more support for hardware drivers and various corrections and improvements. You can find full changelog for Kernel 3.5.1 here, and here you can find full changelog for Linux kernel 3.4.8.

In this tutorial, we will see how to install these two kernel versions under Ubuntu 12.04/11.10 or older and Linux Mint 13 or older.

Kernel 3.5.1 Installation

Users of the Linux 3.5 kernel series can upgrade to the 3.5.1 version with these commands for both 32-bit-i386/64-bit-amd64 systems:

cd /tmp 

wget -O linux-kernel-3.5.1 http://dl.dropbox.com/u/47950494/upubuntu.com/linux-kernel-3.5.1

chmod +x linux-kernel-3.5.1

sudo sh linux-kernel-3.5.1

After installing the kernel, reboot your system, then check if it is well installed with this command:

uname -r

outputs returned:

3.5.1-030501-generic

To uninstall kernel 3.5.1 and revert to the previous kernel, run this command:

sudo apt-get purge linux-image-3.5.1-030501

Kernel 3.4.8 Installation

Users of the Linux 3.4 kernel series can upgrade to the 3.4.8 version with the following commands:

cd /tmp

wget -O linux-kernel-3.4.8 http://dl.dropbox.com/u/47950494/upubuntu.com/linux-kernel-3.4.8

chmod +x linux-kernel-3.4.8

sudo sh linux-kernel-3.4.8

Then reboot your system to finish the installation of the kernel. To uninstall kernel 3.4.8, run this command:

sudo apt-get purge linux-image-3.4.8-030408

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