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I just need to install kernel 3.4 (or higher stable version) on my machine (with 8GB RAM) running Ubuntu 11.10. I did the following steps:

  1. I downloaded the following DEB files:

    linux-headers-3.4.0-030400_3.4.0-030400.201205210521_all.deb
    linux-headers-3.4.0-030400-generic-pae_3.4.0-030400.201205210521_i386.deb
    linux-image-3.4.0-030400-generic-pae_3.4.0-030400.201205210521_i386.deb
    
  2. I installed them by,

    sudo dpkg -i *.deb
    
  3. I restarted the machine and I selected kernel 3.4 from GRUB menu. Ubuntu hangs there and never comes up (I waited for a few minutes...).

I have NVidia Graphic Card installed properly.

If I restart the computer and select kernel 3.0 from GRUB menu, it boots up normally without any problem. I don't know what is the problem, but I guess that I should find a way to install nVidia linux driver on kernel 3.4, but how I can do this while it gets stuck at boot up?

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Why don't you just upgrade to 12.10? –  Shauna Mar 1 '13 at 16:16
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Maby try install a newer nvidia driver on your 3.0 kernel. When you update you kernel the driver will be rebuild.

Do this commands:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:xorg-edgers/ppa 
sudo apt-get update

Then go to your additional driver page and select the nvidia 310 driver. Wait until the driver is installed.

Than update your kernel (it is important you install it again i think) and reboot.

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Make sure when dual booting you go into the last OS installed to update GRUB or new kernels and such won't show up.

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