Why is there a special Kernel for every OS?

ToneTone New Member Posts: 3
edited August 4 in UP Board Linux

I was wondering why every OS (Ubuntu 16, 18, Ubilinux) gets a own Kernel by UP.
Why f.e. the Ubuntu 16.04 Kernel doesn't work with Ubuntu 18.04?
I get it, that a special Kernel is needed for the GPIO etc. But why can't one kernel be used for all Distros, like Linux?


  • DCleriDCleri Administrator, AAEON Posts: 760 admin

    It is the same for every distribution, not just UP.

    Ubuntu has a kernel for 16.04 another one for 18.04 as the two distributions use a different build environment.

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