How to Upgrade Kernel to Latest Version in Ubuntu

It is important to keep your systems up-to-date, here we'll show you how to upgrade your kenerl to the latest version in Ubuntu 16.04 and other debian based OS.

Step 1: Check currently installed kernel version

The following command will show you the currently installed kernel version:
# uname -sr
# Linux 4.4.0-64-generic

Step 2: Upgrading kernel version in Ubuntu 16.04

To upgrade the kernel in Ubuntu 16.04, go to and choose the desired version from the list by clicking on it. 

Next, download the .deb files for your system architecture (see highlighted in yellow below for a 32-bit system):

$ wget
$ wget
$ wget 

Once you’ve downloaded all the above kernel files, now install them as follows:

$ sudo dpkg -i *.deb

Once the installation is complete, reboot your machine and verify that the new kernel version is being used:

$ uname -sr

And that’s it. You are now using a much more recent kernel version than the one installed by default with Ubuntu 16.04.

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