This tool is UKUU and it does a fantastic job of making kernel upgrades simple.
UKUU offers the following features: I want to walk you through the process of installing and using UKUU, so you can experience the kernel you want on your Linux machines.
On writing this article the most up to date kernel is 184.108.40.206.
The 6 means that it is a stable release (even is stable, odd is unstable). The 10 refers to the version number for the current 2.6 kernel.
When it starts up, it will update the listing of kernels and then display all of the available iterations for your machine (Figure A).
This article serves the purpose of helping the user to install and to upgrade the kernel in the Linux Mint operating system.
The kernel is the core of the Linux operating system and contains new device drivers, fixes and other critical updates.
Depending on what kind of computer you have, you will probably want the most up-to-date version, so that it has the greatest support.
If you have downloaded a bz2 file type: tar -xjvf filename.bz2 to unzip If you have downloaded a gzip file use type: tar -xzvf To keep with file system convention this file should be untared (unziped) to /usr/src/, where all your source code should be stored.