How to Install KernelCare

Check here for compatible kernels.

To install KernelCare, run:

curl -s -L | bash


wget -qq -O - | bash

And to register the key, run:

kcarectl --register $kc_key

To check if the running kernel is supported by KernelCare:

curl -s -L | python


wget -qq -O - | python

The software will automatically check for new patches every 4 hours. To update manually, run:

/usr/bin/kcarectl --update

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