How to Install Linux Kernel 4.7.2 on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

Linux kernel 4.7.2 was released on August 20, 2016. Highlights in this release:

  • Improvement to ARM64, ARC, MIPS, s390, x86 and PowerPC
  • Multiple updated drivers for AMDGPU, ACPI, BCMA, Bluetooth, GPIO, CLK, CPUFreq, EDAC, Intel i915, Nouveau, Radeon, Rockchip, I2C, InfiniBand, IOMMU, MD, MFD, iwlwifi, PHY, PINCTRL, SCSI, SPI, TTY, USB and Virtio.
  • Improved Btrfs, CIFS, JBD2, NFS, OverlayFS and XFS support
  • Enhancement for core kernel, mm, core networking and sound track

If you like to live on the cutting edge, or there’s a hardware component that doesn’t work, then here’s how to quickly install Linux kernel 4.7.2 on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS Xenial Xerus without manual compiling.

Install Linux Kernel 4.7.2 on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

The following steps are also tested on Debian 8 Jessie, Deepin Linux 15.2, Linux Mint 18 and Elementary OS Loki.

Open up a terminal window (CTRL+ALT+T) and run the following commands to download Linux kernel header and Linux kernel image binaries from ubuntu website.

64 bits




32 bits




Then install all of the above kernel packages with dpkg.

sudo dpkg -i linux-*4.7.2*.deb

The Grub boot menu will be automatically updated during installation. Once they are installed, reboot your computer with:

sudo shutdown -r now

And choose kernel 4.7.2 in Grub boot menu. To check your kernel version, run this command:

uname -r

linux kernel 4.7.2 ubuntu 16.04

If for any reason you want to uninstall it, then reboot your computer to previous kernel version and run the below command to remove 4.7.2.

sudo apt remove 'linux-headers-4.7.2*' 'linux-image-4.7.2*'

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