WARNING: Please only try this with a clean install. It can cause you problems if you have installed certain drivers for hardware or have already patched the kernel.I never had trouble with this working, but other people have & I don’t want to be responsible for destroying anyone’s computers.
If you want to speed up a newly installed clean Ubuntu system, then enter one of the following commands into a terminal to install a CPU specific kernel for your computer.
1. sudo apt-get install linux-686 -to install for newer Intel/AthlonXP CPU’s (for older FS laptop’s)
2. sudo apt-get install linux-k7 -to install for any AMD CPU’s
3. sudo apt-get install linux-686-smp -to install for Dual Intel CPU’s
4. sudo apt-get install linux-k8 -to install for Athlon64 CPU’s
Just make sure that you choose the right one for your computer & it should speed up your standard install like you wouldn’t believe.