Install or Upgrade to Kernel 3.14.3 in Ubuntu / Linux Mint

May 7, 2014 — 4 Comments

The latest stable Linux Kernel 3.14.3 has been announced by Greg Kroah-Hartman a few hours ago. All users of Kernel 3.14 series are urged to upgrade as soon as possible.

This tutorial will show you how to install or upgrade to this kernel release in Ubuntu 14.04, Ubuntu 13.10, Ubuntu 12.04 and Linux Mint.

Linux kernel 3.14.3 has gathered more drivers and a host of Arch improvements. See the changelog for details.

Install / Upgrade to Kernel 3.14.3:

For graphical way, download the .deb packages from and double-click to install them via pop-up Ubuntu Software Center in the below order:

1. linux-headers-3.14.3-031403_3.14.3-xxxx_all.deb

2. linux-headers-3.14.3-031403-generic_3.14.0-xxxx_i386(or amd64).deb

3. linux-image-3.14.3-031403-generic_3.14.0-xxxx_i386(or amd64).deb

For command line way, press Ctrl+Alt+T on keyboard to open terminal. When it opens, follow the steps below:

1. For 32 bit system, download .deb packages via:




For 64 bit system:




2. Install the downloaded packages:

sudo dpkg -i linux-headers-3.14.3-*.deb linux-image-3.14.3-*.deb

3. If you’re using a proprietary driver, you may rebuild (or re-install) it to make it work with the new kernel.

Finally restart your computer.


If for some reason this kernel release doesn’t work properly for you, reboot into previous kernel (Grub -> Advanced -> select previous kernel) and run this command to remove Linux Kernel 3.14:

sudo apt-get remove linux-headers-3.14.3-* linux-image-3.14.3-*

Finally reboot your computer.

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4 responses to Install or Upgrade to Kernel 3.14.3 in Ubuntu / Linux Mint

  1. Russell Richards October 28, 2014 at 11:20 am

    Hello Jim.
    I hate to dump this on you as a first reply but I’m stuck.
    32bit system
    Ubuntu 14.04
    I was deleting old kernels and deleted a newer one 3.13.0-37-generic.
    my screen is stuck on GNU GRUB version 2.02 beta2-9ubuntu1
    I have two options both are memory tests 86+
    What are my options for reinstalling my needed kernel or Is there a back door to my terminal from here?
    I run my business on this and I really need to access it.
    Please be descriptive. …I’m on the verge of being old.

  2. Russell Richards October 28, 2014 at 3:15 pm

    Can the Cd be an older version of ubuntu or will it force me to install that older version?

  3. Russell Richards October 28, 2014 at 3:34 pm

    My current kernel was 3.13.0-37-generic #64
    There was another labeled 3.13.0-37-generic #57
    And the one I deleted was a lower sequence and it was labeled
    3.13.0-37-generic #46
    Was it wrong of me to remove #46?

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