How to Install Linux Kernel 5.0 on CentOS 7

Install Linux Kernel 5.0 on CentOS 7

In this tutorial, we will show you how to install Linux Kernel 5.0 on CentOS 7. For those of you who didn’t know, Linus Torvalds the creator and the principal developer of the Linux kernel announced the release of Linux kernel version 5.0. This release increases the major kernel version number to 5. from 4.x. The new change does not mean anything and does not affect programs in any way.

This article assumes you have at least basic knowledge of Linux, know how to use the shell, and most importantly, you host your site on your own VPS. The installation is quite simple and assumes you are running in the root account, if not you may need to add ‘sudo‘ to the commands to get root privileges. I will show you the step-by-step installation of Linux Kernel 5.0 on a CentOS 7 server.

Install Linux Kernel 5.0 on CentOS 7

Step 1. First, let’s start by ensuring your system is up-to-date.

yum clean all
yum -y update

Step 2. Installing Linux Kernel 5.0 on CentOS.

ElRepo is a third-party repository for CentOS that allows upgrades to the latest kernel version from Add ELRepo repository to your CentOS 7 by running the commands below:

sudo yum install
sudo rpm --import

Once the repository has been enabled, you can use the following command to list the available kernel.related packages:

yum --disablerepo="*" --enablerepo="elrepo-kernel" list available
kernel-ml.x86_64                        5.0.0-1.el7.elrepo         elrepo-kernel
 kernel-ml-devel.x86_64                  5.0.0-1.el7.elrepo         elrepo-kernel
 kernel-ml-doc.noarch                    5.0.0-1.el7.elrepo         elrepo-kernel
 kernel-ml-headers.x86_64                5.0.0-1.el7.elrepo         elrepo-kernel
 kernel-ml-tools.x86_64                  5.0.0-1.el7.elrepo         elrepo-kernel
 kernel-ml-tools-libs.x86_64             5.0.0-1.el7.elrepo         elrepo-kernel
 kernel-ml-tools-libs-devel.x86_64       5.0.0-1.el7.elrepo         elrepo-kernel

Now that we have confirmed the availability of Linux Kernel 5.0, we can proceed to install it:

sudo yum --enablerepo=elrepo-kernel install kernel-ml

Also install kernel-ml-devel,kernel-ml-headers,kernel-ml-tools,perf:

sudo yum -y --enablerepo=elrepo-kernel install kernel-ml-{devel,headers,perf}

Finally, reboot your machine to apply the latest kernel, and then select the latest kernel from the menu as shown:

sudo reboot

Congratulations! You have successfully installed Linux Kernel. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing Linux Kernel on CentOS 7 system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you to check the official Linux Kernel website.

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