Ubuntu hotfix released

Łukasz 'sil2100' Zemczak lukasz.zemczak at ubuntu.com
Thu Feb 11 21:44:09 UTC 2021

Shortly after the release of Ubuntu 20.04.2, on Thursday February 4 2021,
a regression was discovered[1] which means that on certain systems and under
certain specific conditions the Ubuntu installer can fail to install a Linux
kernel. This renders the system unable to boot.

After carefully analysing the impact of this regression, the release team took
the decision to reissue images of 20.04.2 with a corrected version of the
installer[2]. These images are now available, versioned as Only the
Ubuntu flavours listed below are affected. If you have downloaded the 20.04.2
release of any of these flavours, we encourage you to re-download the updated

Ubuntu Budgie
Ubuntu Desktop
Ubuntu Kylin
Ubuntu MATE
Ubuntu Studio

To get Ubuntu 20.04.2 LTS

In order to download Ubuntu 20.04.2 LTS, either the affected (fixed) or
unaffected images, visit:


We apologise for the regression.

On behalf of the Ubuntu release team,
Łukasz Zemczak

[1] https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/ubiquity/+bug/1915114
[2] https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/ubiquity/

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