Is there a list of Ubuntu versions with default corresponding Linux kernel versions somewhere?

I would specifically like to know the most recent version of Ubuntu that still used Linux Kernel 2.x.

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4.10    Warty Warthog       2.6.8
5.04    Hoary Hedgehog      2.6.10
5.10    Breezy Badger       2.6.12
6.06    Dapper Drake        2.6.15
6.10    Edgy Eft            2.6.17
7.04    Feisty Fawn         2.6.20
7.10    Gutsy Gibbon        2.6.22
8.04    Hardy Heron         2.6.24
8.10    Intrepid Ibex       2.6.27
9.04    Jaunty Jackalope    2.6.28
9.10    Karmic Koala        2.6.31
10.04   Lucid Lynx          2.6.32
10.10   Maverick Meerkat    2.6.35
11.04   Natty Narwhal       2.6.38
11.10   Oneiric Ocelot      3.0
12.04   Precise Pangolin    3.2+
12.10   Quantal Quetzal     3.5
13.04   Raring Ringtail     3.8
13.10   Saucy Salamander    3.11
14.04   Trusty Tahr         3.13
14.10   Utopic Unicorn      3.16
15.04   Vivid Vervet        3.19
15.10   Wily Werewolf       4.2
16.04   Xenial Xerus        4.4
16.10   Yakkety Yak         4.8
17.04   Zesty Zapus         4.10
17.10   Artful Aardvark     4.13
18.04   Bionic Beaver       4.15
18.10   Cosmic Cuttlefish   4.18
  • 14.04, 16.04, 18.04 and 18.10 are the only currently supported releases.
  • This lists the kernel version that ships with Ubuntu, but new minor versions may be installed during the Ubuntu installation if updates have been released since.

You can get the list of the Ubuntu versions and their corresponding kernels here.

4.10    Warty Warthog       2.6.8
5.04    Hoary Hedgehog      2.6.10
5.10    Breezy Badger       2.6.12
6.06    Dapper Drake        2.6.15
6.10    Edgy Eft            2.6.17
7.04    Feisty Fawn         2.6.20
7.10    Gutsy Gibbon        2.6.22
8.04    Hardy Heron         2.6.24
8.10    Intrepid Ibex       2.6.27
9.04    Jaunty Jackalope    2.6.28
9.10    Karmic Koala        2.6.31
10.04   Lucid Lynx          2.6.32
10.10   Maverick Meerkat    2.6.35
11.04   Natty Narwhal       2.6.38
11.10   Oneiric Ocelot      3.0
12.04   Precise Pangolin    3.2 or newer
12.10   Quantal Quetzal     3.5
13.04   Raring Ringtail     3.8
13.10   Saucy Salamander    3.11
14.04   Trusty Tahr         3.13 or newer
14.10   Utopic Unicorn      3.16
15.04   Vivid Vervet        3.19
15.10   Wily Werewolf       4.2
16.04   Xenial Xerus        4.4 or newer
16.10   Yakkety Yak         4.8
17.04   Zesty Zapus         4.10
17.10   Artful Aardvark     4.13
18.04   Bionic Beaver       4.15 or newer
18.10   Cosmic Cuttlefish   4.18

Source: Wikipedia

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    Thank you for including the "or newer" comments. It seem there is not always a 1:1 correlation between Ubuntu version and Linux kernel major version. I recently obtained a Trusty Tahr ISO via ubuntu.com and installed it into a VM. The kernel version was 4.2. I believe this corresponds to the "trusty linux-lts-wily" table at people.canonical.com/~kernel/info/kernel-version-map.html and this: launchpad.net/ubuntu/trusty/+package/… At the same time I have a laptop with Trusty Tahr whose kernel version is 3.19 (still receiving updates). – Peter Ford May 20 '16 at 1:06
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    @PeterFord Thanks, this page lists all the kernels that LTS releases will get (or already have): wiki.ubuntu.com/Kernel/LTSEnablementStack – Sylvain Pineau May 20 '16 at 6:52
  • Wikipedia link made it very clear that I could update my 14.04.4 LTS to kernel version 4.2.0-nn. – Ryan H. Jun 25 '16 at 15:10

Take a look at this version table or this directory listing. I think that is what you are interested in.

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    Link only answers should be avoided. – Rinzwind Aug 28 '14 at 12:43

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