Proposal to drop Ubuntu alternate CDs for 12.10

Dmitrijs Ledkovs dmitrij.ledkov at
Wed Aug 29 09:04:58 UTC 2012

On 28 August 2012 05:01, a.grandi at <a.grandi at> wrote:
> Hi,
> On 28 August 2012 00:50, Steve Langasek <steve.langasek at> wrote:
>> As part of ongoing efforts to reduce the number of images we ship for
>> Ubuntu, and to make the desktop image more useful in a variety of scenarios,
>> Dmitrijs Ledkovs has been hard at work in quantal adding support for LVM,
>> cryptsetup, and RAID to ubiquity.
> for the sake of any god, please do NOT do it!
> For two valid reasons:
> 1) you can't imagine how many time the alternate installer saved my,
> when ubiquity wasn't able to boot on some computer.
> 2) You need it to setup RAID and I don't want to risk to mess my data
> assembling a degraded RAID or something like that.

For the above to reasons you can use:

* mini or netinst or server images

Which are "Alternative Installer" without packages, the latest
versions will be retrieved over the network.

Are you doing installs where there is (i) no network available and
(ii) no local mirror available?



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