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There's a highly lauded feature introduced in 18.04 in ubiquity that allows for a minimal installation, which is more or less what lubuntu-core is.

It has been asked many times if Lubuntu was going to support this. This certainly was a relevant question for 18.04, but since we've switched to calamares and 18.04's official support has ended, perhaps not.

On the other hand, there is an advantage to being able to install the system without a network connection which the mini.iso cannot do. Also, the way it is exposed in ubiquity, it's very easy for the user. There's no having to figure everything out.

There is one other caveat, though: this feature as we know it is a temporary solution. The new "Next Generation" installer subiquity is supposed to replace ubiquity and will supposedly be more flexible, allowing for such things as a minimal install. Whether or not the way we see it today is the way it's going to be is anyone's guess.

That said, it would nice if we could figure something out, or at least decide whether or not we're going to bother.

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wxl created this task.Sat, Apr 13, 10:19 PM
wxl triaged this task as Normal priority.

The new "Next Generation" installer subiquity is supposed to replace ubiquity

That's incorrect, as of last time I checked with Foundations. It was meant to replace the ncurses debian-installer frontend.

I agree with this task, though.

wxl added a comment.Mon, Apr 15, 10:20 AM

Well, regardless of whether or not it's going to be subiquity (the "s" supposedly stands for server), there is supposedly a new installer in the works.

Anyways, talk to me about potentially implementing this in Calamares and the pros and cons therein.