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After a fresh installation of 16.04.2, I still get 4.4 kernel as lots posted. Read some posts from others, and ran command "apt install linux-generic-hwe-16.04", I saw 4.10 kernel installed (latest one in HWE I guess), not 4.8 kernel I wanted. How can I get just 4.8 kernel with 16.04.2?

  • Why do you think you need 4.8 specifically (instead of 4.10)? – user692175 Nov 20 '17 at 17:33
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The 4.8 is not officially supported for Ubuntu any more.

But you can still install any mainline kernel from Ubuntu mainline kernel PPA at your own risk.

  • I think OP is simply trying to get a new kernel, the HWE (4.10) should do. – pim Nov 20 '17 at 17:08
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    OP clearly stated that they don't want the 4.10 kernel. – Pilot6 Nov 20 '17 at 17:14
  • probably read the question too fast ;) – pim Nov 20 '17 at 17:17
  • We want to stick with 4.8 kernel, so we don't need to rebuild all local modified drivers against new kernel. – Nick Nov 20 '17 at 19:11
  • What I'm looking for here is a similar command to just upgrade kernel from 4.4 to 4.8, after installing 16.04.2. – Nick Nov 20 '17 at 19:14

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