Yet another Ubuntu kernel – 64bit


NEWS 120722: A new 3.5 kernel for MeX Linux 64bit and other Ubuntu 64bit systems

I have compiled a new 3.5 kernel  for ExTiX 10 64bit, MeX Linux or Linux Mint 10, 11, 12 and 13. The full name of the new kernel is 3.5.0-5-exton_amd64. It is the same as’s kernel 3.5 released yesterday (120721).

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 was that you could 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 3.5.0-5_amd64-exton (3.5). It is now possible to install VirtualBox and proprietary hardware drivers with only kernel-headers-3.5.0-5-exton installed. Ie full kernel sources are not needed.

A. Get the kernel linux-image-3.5.0-5-exton_3.5.0-5.5_amd64.deb
B. Get kernel-headers-exton linux-headers-3.5.0-5-exton_3.5.0-5.5_amd64.deb
C. Get kernel-headers-all linux-headers-3.5.0-5_3.5.0-5.5_all.deb

Install command: sudo dpkg -i linux-headers-3.5.0-5-exton_3.5.0-5.5_amd64.deb  linux-headers-3.5.0-5_3.5.0-5.5_all.deb  linux-image-3.5.0-5-exton_3.5.0-5.5_amd64.deb

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

A small clarification
“My” kernel 3.5.0-5-exton is 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.

Good luck!

exton /120722

Contact with exton


9 thoughts on “Yet another Ubuntu kernel – 64bit

  1. Upgraded to your kernel and it is performing great. I am however having trouble getting your multi boot to run on usb. I can only find instructions for installing to usb from windows and I don’t have a windows box anymore. Any help would be appreciated.

    1. I’m glad to hear that “my” kernel is working so well.
      EXTON 9-os MultiBootCD/Linux: Mount the ISO in a Linux system. Copy all files to the USB stick. Run sh boot/

  2. Sorry to bother you, but, I have tried every way I can think of to make multiboot work. I finally got this far and now I am stuck Flushing filesystem buffers, this may take a while…
    Setting up MBR on /dev/sdb… line 53: ./boot/syslinux/lilo: Permission denied
    Have set permissions chmod +x etc,
    Help Please!

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