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How To Upgrade Kernel

The easiest way to do this is to install one of the supplied kernel image packages on your system. They may be obtained using apt-get or aptitude if you want to use the command line, or Synaptic if you want to use a GUI.

To install a kernel image, you first have to decide which one you want to use. Start with

apt-cache search linux-image

Note that kernel images are available for several flavours - depending on your architecture.

A good overview on available kernel versions can also be seen at linux.

The latest Linux kernel can be installed using:

 $ sudo apt-get install linux-image-flavour

There are some alternative repositories for kernel images, but they aren't supported, and don't receive security updates (in a timely fashion) :

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