This short walkthrough describes how to get the latest linux kernel working under Ubuntu Linux without having to compile it yourself.

This tutorial should work with the latest version of Ubuntu Linux (10.04 ) and all distributions based on these versions of Ubuntu Linux like Mint.

The included kernel files have been compiled using the generic ubuntu configuration. Note: nVIDIA ForceWare drivers are automatically installed using DKMS

Installation Guide

  1. Download linux-headers-2.6.34-020634_2.6.34-020634_all.deb

  2. Download your kernel headers package; I386: linux-headers-2.6.34-020634-generic_2.6.34-020634_i386.deb AMD64: linux-headers-2.6.34-020634-generic_2.6.34-020634_amd64.deb

  3. Download your kernel compile; I386: linux-image-2.6.34-020634-generic_2.6.34-020634_i386.deb AMD64: linux-image-2.6.34-020634-generic_2.6.34-020634_amd64.deb

  4. Install the files in the same order (else it won`t work!)

  5. In the terminal run:

    sudo update-grub

  6. Reboot and select the kernel from the bootloader menu For those who want to do their “own” compiles, the source is also available; linux-source-2.6.34_2.6.34-020634_all.deb