In this guide we will upgrade the Ubuntu kernel version. By default Ubuntu 11.10 ships with 3.0 Kernel version. We will install the new kernel 3.2 over existing 3.0

Step 1 First we will see the current kernel version. To do so run following

uname -r

Output will be something like below

Step 2 Now we will add kernel ppa. Open a command propmt and run following commands

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:francisbrwn9/kernels
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get dist-upgrade

Step 3 Once finish, you have to reboot your machine to use the newest kernel. After reboot run uname -r to see the kernel version

uname -r

Output will be something like below

Enjoy your new Kernel

Install / Upgrade Kernel 3.2 in Ubuntu
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  • March 20, 2012 at 1:50 pm
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    I done the above but unfortunately nothing happened and my kernel version is still

    3.0.0-16-generic-pae

    Help please

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