Hardware Enablement Stack Support: Upgrade to Ubuntu Trusty Kernel or Stick with Precise Kernel?

  • Received a notice within the past few weeks in my Ubuntu 12.04.4 install that my ‘Hardware Enablement Stack’ was losing support on 08/07/14 and that I should upgrade. Being security-minded, and just annoyed with upgrade messages, I normally update these sorts of things, but I’m hesitant to upgrade to the Trusty kernel without researching it out.

    So I’m wondering if there’s any FOG compatibility problems with the Trusty kernel. My plan wouldn’t be to perform a full upgrade to 14.04 server, just stick with 12.04, but with a kernel update.


  • [quote=“x23piracy, post: 34648, member: 3982”]Hi,

    if so the wiki should not recommend ubuntu anymore:


    Regards X23[/quote]

    Removed the (Recommended) parts from this page.

  • Moderator

    Relevant steps for install should also be added for new distros of Debian.

  • Hi,

    if so the wiki should not recommend ubuntu anymore:


    Regards X23

  • Moderator

    It should also be noted that as of FOG 1.x.x, you no longer have to customize anything for even the newest release of Debian.

  • Developer

    Personally, I wouldn’t. I would scrap Ubuntu and install on Debian. The only reason I say this is because in 14.04 Ubuntu made changes to a number of services that have deviated from the original Debian base and this has caused issues.

    I believe that updating the kernel could solve your upgrade issue, but I’m not sure that it wouldn’t break services.

    That being said, I haven’t really delved into Ubuntu since 13.04 other than for a test install here or there to troubleshoot. I have started using Debian and it works just as well as the Ubuntu install, (if not better now that Ubuntu is changing things).

    Let us know if you decide to update the kernel and if you have an issues!