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Canonical Wants the Ubuntu 20.04 LTS Server Installer to Be Faster, Comfortable

Dec 17, 2019, 14:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Marius Nestor)

During the development cycle of the Ubuntu 20.04 LTS operating system, which should debut in late April 2020, Canonical wants to make the Ubuntu Server installer faster and more comfortable for its server users by dropping support for the Debian-installer based classic server installer and replacing it with their more modern, in-house built subiquity server installer. Among the new features that have already landed in the server installer during the development cycle of Ubuntu Server 20.04 LTS, we can mention the implementation of the autoinstall specification, enablement of SSH (Secure Shell) into an installer session, a new guided resilient install option, as well as support for vtoc (Volume Table of Contents) partition tables used by direct-access storage devices (DASD) on the s390x (IBM System z) architecture.

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