How to upgrade to latest kernel of Ubuntu 14.04.3 LTS or 14.04.4 LTS from Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS

Ubuntu 14.04 LTS is a Long Term Support version of the Ubuntu Linux Operating System. Over time, Ubuntu releases point updates to it. Currently, the point update is at Ubuntu 14.04.3 LTS. When you update your Ubuntu packages using:$ sudo apt-get update <enter>$ sudo apt-get dist-upgrade <enter> you will find that you are automatically upgraded … Continue reading How to upgrade to latest kernel of Ubuntu 14.04.3 LTS or 14.04.4 LTS from Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS

Install kernels in Ubuntu from mainline

Use with caution. Although kernel updates or upgrades work well using the package manager in Ubuntu, there are times when you may need to try out the newer kernels although they are not available in the repository. To try out a kernel not in the repository, you can do the following steps: Visit http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline and … Continue reading Install kernels in Ubuntu from mainline

Kernel panic when safely removing an External USB Drive

Had an experience today! When selecting the "Safely Remove" menu option to unmount an external USB Drive and then removing the USB cable connecting to the drive from the computer, the system gave a 'Kernel Panic' error and froze. Found that the problem was due to the partition type on the external hard disk being … Continue reading Kernel panic when safely removing an External USB Drive