Install new kernel

Kernel Upgrade

siduction provides the following kernels:

The siduction kernels are located in the siduction repository as .deb and are automatically included in a system update, provided that the metapackages for image and headers are installed.

Kernel Update without System Update

  1. updating the package database:
apt update
  1. installation of the current kernel:
apt install linux-image-siduction-amd64 linux-headers-siduction-amd64
  1. reboot of the computer to load the new kernel

If you encounter problems with the new kernel, you can choose an older kernel after rebooting.


The kernel usually comes with all the required kernel modules. For 3rd party modules, dkms is recommended in siduction. For this it is necessary to install the package build-essential. Since 3rd party modules are often non-free modules, it is necessary to make sure that contrib and non-free are enabled in the sources.

Removing old kernels

After successfully installing a new kernel, old kernels can be removed. However, it is recommended to keep old kernels for a few days. If problems occur with the new kernel, you can boot into one of the old kernels listed in the grub startup screen.

To remove old kernels the script kernel-remover is installed:

Last edited: 2022/04/05