Insight: Install Linux Kernel 4.18
Linux Kernel 4.18 is out now. Linus Torvalds announced the release of Linux Kernel 4.18 in a blog:
It was a very calm week, and arguably I could just have released on schedule last week, but we did have some minor updates. Mostly networking, but some vfs race fixes (mentioned in the rc8 announment as "pending") and a couple of driver fixes (scsi, networking, i2c). Some other minor random things (arm crypto fix, parisc memory ordering fix). Shortlog appended for the (few) details. Some of these I was almost ready to just delay to until the next merge window, but they were marked for stable anyway, so it would just have caused more backporting. The vfs fixes are for old races that are really hard to hit (which is obviously why they are old and weren't noticed earlier). Some of them _have_ been seen in real life, some of them probably need explicit help to ever trigger (ie artificial delays just to show that "yes, this can actually happen in theory"). Anyway, with this, the merge window for 4.19 is obviously open, and I'll start pulling tomorrow. I already have a couple of dozen pull requests pending due to the one-week delay of 4.18, but keep them coming. Linus
How to Install Linux Kernel 4.18 in Ubuntu
If you want to install Linux Kernel 4.18 via GUI tool, then you can used third party application ‘Ukuu‘.
Or, you can also download the Linux Kernel 4.18 binary package from the download link below:
There are various packages available for different OS type:
Meanwhile, If you prefer command line, then you can download and install the kernel binaries via terminal commands:
For 64-bit OS:
cd /tmp/ wget -c http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v4.18/linux-headers-4.18.0-041800_4.18.0-041800.201808122131_all.deb wget -c http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v4.18/linux-headers-4.18.0-041800-generic_4.18.0-041800.201808122131_amd64.deb wget -c http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v4.18/linux-image-unsigned-4.18.0-041800-generic_4.18.0-041800.201808122131_amd64.deb wget -c http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v4.18/linux-modules-4.18.0-041800-generic_4.18.0-041800.201808122131_amd64.deb sudo dpkg -i *.deb
For 32-bit OS:
cd /tmp/ wget -c http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v4.18/linux-headers-4.18.0-041800_4.18.0-041800.201808122131_all.deb wget -c http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v4.18/linux-headers-4.18.0-041800-generic_4.18.0-041800.201808122131_i386.deb wget -c http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v4.18/linux-image-4.18.0-041800-generic_4.18.0-041800.201808122131_i386.deb wget -c http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v4.18/linux-modules-4.18.0-041800-generic_4.18.0-041800.201808122131_i386.deb sudo dpkg -i *.deb
Restart your computer now !!