HowTo: Kernel Upgrade (2.6.30-020630) for Ubuntu 9.04 amd64

The linux kernel 2.6.30 DEB files can be found at the following website:
Kernels
You have to install 3 files in the ORDER listed:

Code:
linux-headers-2.6.30-020630_2.6.30-020630_all.deb
linux-headers-2.6.30-020630-generic_2.6.30-020630_amd64.deb
linux-image-2.6.30-020630-generic_2.6.30-020630_amd64.deb

When clicking the files you get a choice to install them using gdebi or to save them. Choose install.
There is just one thing: the order in which you install them is important. Don’t panic: when choosing the wrong file first in gdebi it will tell you it is missing some dependences. The right order is the one written above.
When done simply re-boot and you’ll see the new kernel mentioned at the top of the Grub list.

On Ubuntu forums the kernel listed above was recommended as STABLE. I’ve done this myself. You’ll have to recompile the VirtualBox Kernel Module, and VBox will give you the sudo command to do this when you try to launch your VM…..easy. Nvidia will be taken care of automagically.

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2 Responses to HowTo: Kernel Upgrade (2.6.30-020630) for Ubuntu 9.04 amd64

  1. NARAYANAN says:

    I did as you said and rebooted. But no change is seen in the kernel version.Then what to do?pls. help me.

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