Is there a Linux Mint 20.x version based on Ubuntu 20.04.5 HWE?

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Is there a Linux Mint 20.x version based on Ubuntu 20.04.5 HWE?

Post by MikeNovember »

Hi,

Canonical released on 1 September an "Ubuntu 20.04.5 LTS Released With Hardware Enablement Stack Backported From 22.04".
For those planning to stick to the Ubuntu 20.04 "Focal Fossa" Long-Term Support series still for some time before moving to the newer Ubuntu 22.04 LTS series, Ubuntu 20.04.5 LTS is available today as the newest point release in that older series.
Ubuntu 20.04.5 LTS collects up all the stable release updates to this point to make it easier to deploy fresh 20.04 LTS installs with all available SRUs included. In addition, Ubuntu 20.04.5 LTS features the newest hardware enablement "HWE" stack that is backported from the newer Ubuntu series. In the case of 20.04.5 LTS, it pulls in the Linux kernel and related components from Ubuntu 22.04 LTS, meaning there is now Linux 5.15 LTS available, Mesa 22.0 for newer graphics driver support, and other related package updates.
Is there a Linux Mint 20.x version based on this Ubuntu 20.04.5 LTS HWE?

Is there a way (through repositories?) to base Linux Mint 20.3 on this release?

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MN
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Re: Is there a Linux Mint 20.x version based on Ubuntu 20.04.5 HWE?

Post by xenopeek »

There is no ISO for that but you can install Linux Mint 20.x, apply updates and install the newer kernel and that brings you to the same HWE. That's all the Ubuntu (and Debian) ISO refreshes do: include recent updates on the ISO that you otherwise get by simply installing available updates.
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