2.6.26 kernel in hardy?

Nils Kassube kassube at gmx.net
Mon Mar 2 07:41:22 UTC 2009

H.S. wrote:
> The difference, or the reason for my OP here, is that even Intrepid
> doesn't seem to have 2.6.26, only 2.6.27. If it did, it wouldn't have
> been a problem.

Usually there is only one kernel version available for individual Ubuntu 
versions. It is the kernel version which was distributed with the 
original release. There will be bug fixes but not a new kernel version. 
The kernel distributed with 8.04 was 2.6.24-15 (IIRC) and now we have 
2.6.24-23 but don't expect to find 2.6.25 or even higher versions for 
8.04 in any supported repository. The reason is stability - some 
hardware may no longer work with a newer kernel version and that would 
be very bad for any released distribution.


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