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Is it possible to have a system originally installed with the Ubuntu 10.04 server edition both use and track updates of the desktop kernel (i.e. linux-image-generic instead of linux-image-server)?

I assumed the difference between the packages tracked by the desktop and server editions would be reflected in /etc/apt/sources.list, but the two look similar to me. So, how does a system know which kernel to track?

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Yes. To install use:

sudo apt-get install linux-generic linux-restricted-modules

Then it will know to update both. Although your better off using the Server kernel if your just running a vanilla server install. It's better optimized.

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