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Manually upgrade to the latest Debian kernel

I recently ran into quite a few problems with one of my Debian servers attributed to an outdated kernel. For whatever reason, the specific set of software I was using had gotten updated, and that update forced a kernel level that unless met, would produce tons of issues. Needless to say, I needed to upgrade my Debian installation to a kernel version higher than what was available in the default repositories. Using the following few commands (plus one custom command I wrote) you can easily get your Debian server on the absolute latest Linux Kernel available. The first command is going to add the Stretch backports into our repo list. echo “deb stretch-backports main” | sudo tee -a /etc/apt/sources.list > /dev/null Issue the next command to go ahead and upgrade all packages on your system using the backports repo so that nothing is broken by moving up to the…

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