Install Linux Kernel 4.18 in Ubuntu

Install Linux Kernel 4.18 in Ubuntu

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


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:

Linux Kernel 4.18

There are various packages available for different OS type:

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  1. linux-headers-4.18.0-xxxxxx_all.deb
  2. linux-headers-4.18.0-xxx-generic(/lowlatency)_xxx_amd64(/i386).deb
  3. linux-modules-4.18.0-xxx-generic(/lowlatency)_xxx_amd64(/i386).deb
  4. linux-image-xxx-4.18.0-xxx-generic(/lowlatency)_xxx_amd64(/i386).deb

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 !!