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Tuesday, February 20, 2018

RFC: The New Ubuntu 18.04 LTS Server Installer

One of the many excellent suggestions from last year's HackerNews thread, Ask HN: What do you want to see in Ubuntu 17.10?, was to refresh the Ubuntu server's command line installer:

We're pleased to introduce this new installer, which will be the default Server installer for 18.04 LTS, and solicit your feedback.

Follow the instructions below, to download the current daily image, and install it into a KVM.  Alternatively, you could write it to a flash drive and install a physical machine, or try it in your virtual machine of your choice (VMware, VirtualBox, etc.).

$ wget
$ qemu-img create -f raw target.img 10G
$ kvm -m 1024 -boot d -cdrom bionic-live-server-amd64.iso -hda target.img
$ kvm -m 1024 target.img

For those too busy to try it themselves at the moment, I've taken a series of screenshots below, for your review.

Finally, you can provide feedback, bugs, patches, and feature requests against the Subiquity project in Launchpad: