How To Install Linux Kernel 6.0 on Rocky Linux 9

Install Linux Kernel 6.0 on Rocky Linux 9

In this tutorial, we will show you how to install Linux Kernel 6.0 on Rocky Linux 9. For those of you who didn’t know, Linus Torvalds, developer of the Linux kernel has announced the final release of Linux kernel 6.0, which enhances security with runtime verification, and improves CPU energy efficiency.

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 6.0 on Rocky Linux. 9.

Prerequisites

  • A server running one of the following operating systems: Rocky Linux 9.
  • It’s recommended that you use a fresh OS install to prevent any potential issues.
  • SSH access to the server (or just open Terminal if you’re on a desktop).
  • A non-root sudo useror access to the root user. We recommend acting as a non-root sudo user, however, as you can harm your system if you’re not careful when acting as the root.

Install Linux Kernel 6.0 on Rocky Linux 9

Step 1. The first step is to update your system to the latest version of the package list. To do so, run the following commands:

sudo dnf check-update
sudo dnf install dnf-utils curl

Step 2. Enable ELRepo Repository.

By default, ELRepo is not available on Rocky Linux 9. So you will need to add the ELRepo repository to the system using the following command below:

sudo rpm --import https://www.elrepo.org/RPM-GPG-KEY-elrepo.org
sudo dnf install https://www.elrepo.org/elrepo-release-9.el9.elrepo.noarch.rpm

Verify the imported repository:

sudo dnf list available --disablerepo='*' --enablerepo=elrepo-kernel

Step 3. Installing Linux Kernel 6.0 on Rocky Linux 9.

Now run the following command to begin the installation to your system:

sudo dnf --enablerepo=elrepo-kernel install kernel-ml kernel-ml-core kernel-ml-headers kernel-ml-modules kernel-ml-modules-extra

*During installation, you select kernel 6.0 if this option is not selected automatically.

To load the new Linux kernel, you need to restart your machine:

reboot

Finally, verify the new kernel and build by checking the kernel:

uname -r

Congratulations! You have successfully installed Linux Kernel. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing Linux Kernel 6.0 on your Rocky Linux 9 system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you check the official Linux Kernel website.

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