A better Ubuntu kernel – 32bit

NEWS 120226: A new stable 3.2 kernel for MeX Linux 32bit and other Ubuntu 32bit systems

I have compiled a new stable 3.2.7 kernel (latest) for MeX Linux.

A better kernel
Nothing is so good that it can not be improved (as the saying goes). This also applies to “my” compiled Ubuntu kernels. A disadvantage of my (former) Ubuntu kernels is that you can not install such packages as VirtualBox or Nvidia’s proprietary drivers, which require kernel sources at installation. I have now discovered a better way to compile the kernel, which includes absolutely all specific Ubuntu patches. The above mentioned problem is thus solved in kernel 3.2.0-17-mex. I have personally tested in Linux Mint 11 that it is possible to install VirtualBox and proprietary hardware drivers with only kernel-headers-3:20:17-mex installed. Ie full kernel sources are not needed.

A. Get the kernel linux-image-3.2.0-17-mex_3.2.0-17.27_i386.deb
B. Get kernel-headers-mex linux-headers-3.2.0-17-mex_3.2.0-17.27_i386.deb
C. Get kernel-headers-all linux-headers 3.2.0-17_3.2.0-17.27_all.deb

Install command: dpkg -i linux-headers-3.2.0-17-mex_3.2.0-17.27_i386.deb linux-headers-3.2.0-17_3.2.0-17.27_all.deb linux-image-3.2.0-17-mex_3.2.0-17.27_i386.deb

Then: update-grub (if you use Grub 2)

A small clarification
“My” kernel 3.2.0-17-mex is now (finally) compiled exactly the same way as all official Ubuntu kernels. That is, The Ubuntu Way. If not, the kernel would not function in an Ubuntu system.


6 thoughts on “A better Ubuntu kernel – 32bit

  1. Wtf? x32 is new API for Linux kernel 3.4 (not released). You probably meant x86 (32bit). That’s the same nonsense as x64 (nothing like that exists)!

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