I am running Minikube on a Linux kernel 6.1. I added a uname -r command in an image to check which kernel version the container "sees". And its 5.10.57.

I expected the version to be 6.1 as well. Why is it different?

Minikube is using the kvm2 driver.

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I found out that Minikube uses an ISO to boot under a hypervisor and thus needs a kernel. I thought Minikube itself runs on the host OS. https://minikube.sigs.k8s.io/docs/contrib/building/iso/ https://github.com/kubernetes/minikube/issues/10501

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