In this article, we are going to see how to upgrade to kernel 3.16.1 under Ubuntu and all its derivatives using some terminal commands that will download official kernel files from the Ubuntu server. This version is a maintenance release of Linux Kernel 3.16 series, which include these fixes:

  • tcp: Fix integer-overflow in TCP vegas
  • sunsab: Fix detection of BREAK on sunsab serial console
  • bbc-i2c: Fix BBC I2C envctrl on SunBlade 2000
  • sctp: fix possible seqlock seadlock in sctp_packet_transmit()
WARNING: Installing a new kernel may render your system unusable or unstable. If you proceed with the installation using the instructions below, make sure you back up any important data you have to an external hard drive. 

 Linux Kernel 3.16.1 Installation

 To install kernel 3.16.1 in Ubuntu or Linux Mint, run these commands:

cd /tmp 
wget http://goo.gl/SwCBQM -O kernel-3.16.1 
chmod +x kernel-3.16.1 
sudo sh kernel-3.16.1 
sudo reboot

To uninstall kernel 3.16.1, run these commands:

sudo apt-get purge linux-image-3.16.1* 
sudo update-grub

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