Install Linux Kernel 5.0 on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS

Ubuntu 18.04 was released with Linux kernel 4.15

On 8 Aug 2019, Cannonical released Ubuntu 18.04.3 LTS with Linux Kernel 5.0.

If you are using older Ubuntu 18.04 point release, you won’t get newer kernel when you do software upgrade.

To get newer Linux kernal installed, you need to install Hardware enablement (HWE) stack, this provide newer kernel that provide support for latest hardware.

To install Hardware enablement (HWE) stack, run

if this is Desktop computer, you may need to run

after installing, reboot

after reboot, you will see latest Linux Kernel.

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