Upgrade Ubuntu 10.04 (Lucid) Server Kernel to 2.6.35

I really wanted to stay on the LTS side of life lucid, but Linux 2.6.35 got release two days ago and damned, it brings some good stuff with it, above all “Transparent spreading of incoming network traffic load across CPUs” and some power improvements. Perfect for an environmental-friendly low-power home server…πŸ˜‰

The installation procedure is as simple as well-known[1]:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:kernel-ppa/ppa
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install linux-lts-backport-maverick

And that’s that…
As usual, GRUB2 gets updated at the end, so a reboot is all that is between you and this shiny new kernel full of awesomeness.

[UPDATE-292125Bsep10]
Fixed the package name to reflect the package name change.πŸ˜‰

[UPDATE-301526Bjul11]
No need for the ppa anymore, the package is in the main lucid/lucid-updates repository.
All there is left to install it is

sudo apt-get install linux-image-server-lts-backport-maverick

Back to post: add-apt-repository is not installed by default on lucid, you find it in the python-software-properties package.

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