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:
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
I installed them by,
sudo dpkg -i *.deb
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?