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Currently am having Ubuntu 2.6.32 on my machine and want to update it with kernel 3.8.7.
I have followed below steps:-
1.) Downloaded Kernel 3.8.7 from kernel.org
2.) Compiled it with below steps
b.) make modules
c.) make modules_install (after have root access "su")
d.) make install
After above steps i could see initramfs-3.8.7.img, System.map-3.8.7 and vmlinux-3.8.7 files in/boot but still on rebooting am not seeing any option for 3.8.7 boot and its booting still the old kernel (2.6.32)
Please let me know if am missing any thing??
I also noticed that congfig-3.8.7 file is missing (could see config-2.6.32-131.0.15.e16.x86_64, so thought same should be there for 3.8.7 also), is this the reason? If so then how to generate this file.
Last edited by ankit_singh; 04-15-2013 at 08:27 AM.
Distribution: Cinnamon Mint 17.3 and 18 at present.
If you've got all the relevant files in /boot you'll need to run
to let the grub boot loader update itself and include the new kernel in it's boot list.
I'm running Ubuntu 10.4 LTS which is still using the 2.6.32-46 kernel which I keep up to date with the Software Update Manager. It keeps offering me an upgrade to Ubuntu 12.something (The one with Unity desktop which I don't really want yet.), it's running the 3.n kernel.
I'm not sure if there are likely to be any problems jumping from 2.6.32 up to 3.8.7.
One more suggestion for the original poster. Before compiling for yourself, if a stock kernel works for you, add
http://cdn.debian.net/ experimental main
to /etc/apt/sources.list and pull the kernel from there. If it doesn't require too many packages to be removed, it may be safer. However, if it will remove packages you know you need or are unsure of, compile yourself.
This is how I get my newer kernels on a Wheezy system, but that's likely newer than yours and the rest of the packages are already up to date.