Say I have downloaded Ubuntu ISO from the official website of Ubuntu: https://ubuntu.com/download/desktop

I have downloaded a file focal-desktop-amd64.iso and the extracted contents of this ISO file are


I am not able to get similar files like in installed Ubuntu 19.10, I have these files


Is there a way to get these file names from the Downloaded ISO without installing it on the system?

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    Another way is to visit cdimage.ubuntu.com/daily-live/current/… which lists linux-generic, linux-headers-5.4.0-9 5.4.0-9.12, linux-headers-5.4.0-9-generic 5.4.0-9.12, linux-headers-generic, linux-image-5.4.0-9-generic 5.4.0-9.12, linux-image-generic – DK Bose Jan 21 at 5:24
  • Please explain what you try to do and why. -- It may work but it may also cause big problems, if you use a linux kernel that belongs to another version of Ubuntu. – sudodus Jan 21 at 8:39
  • So you have the answer in your question. Ubuntu 19.10 ISO has 5.3.0-26-generic kernel. – Pilot6 Jan 21 at 18:34
  • @Pilot6 that's an example for the Q... 19.10 is installed and thus I know those names.. I have asked for any other downloaded Ubuntu ISO from 0fficial site.. Without Installing on the system.. – PRATAP Jan 24 at 17:25

You can loop mount first the iso file and then the squashfs file,

Create mountpoints

sudo mkdir /mnt/lp1
sudo mkdir /mnt/lp2


sudo mount -o loop focal-desktop-amd64.iso /mnt/lp1
sudo mount -o loop /mnt/lp1/casper/filesystem.squashfs /mnt/lp2

Check for the kernel version

$ sudo find /mnt/lp2 -name "linux-image-[0-9.-]*-generic"

My focal iso file was not downloaded today, you may find a newer kernel version.

Please note that there are several files, that belong to the kernel.

  • i.stack.imgur.com/txDml.png perfect.. thats nice from you admin@i7-4770:~$ sudo find /mnt/lp2 -name "linux-image-[0-9.-]*-generic" [sudo] password for admin: /mnt/lp2/usr/share/doc/linux-image-5.3.0-24-generic admin@i7-4770:~$ – PRATAP Jan 21 at 9:27
  • @YuganTej, I'm glad that I could help :-) sudodus is my username - a palindrome made from sudo. – sudodus Jan 21 at 9:30
  • I have tested it with my previous install of 18.04 ISO.. Perfect result i.stack.imgur.com/7fraB.png – PRATAP Jan 21 at 9:58

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