Wednesday, 8 January 2014

Re: 32 bit UEFI

On Wed, Jan 08, 2014 at 07:19:41PM -0500, Phillip Susi wrote:
> On 01/07/2014 07:04 PM, Steve Langasek wrote:
> > which would certainly require independent QA in an Ubuntu context.
> > There would be the mini.iso from
> > <http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/trusty/main/installer-i386/current/images/netboot/>,

> which is basically just a netboot image in ISO form; people could use that

> I thought that *was* our netinst? What's the difference?

"netinst" is a specific, unintuitive name for a CD that Debian produces;
it's defined as an image that includes all the udebs from the archive
without including any .debs. So this is debian-cd jargon, and should really
be avoided when talking about Ubuntu images, especially considering how
easily "netinst" can be confused with "netboot".

I think it's better to call what we produce a "minimal CD", as here:

https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Installation/MinimalCD

But while this CD would continue to be available, and we probably wouldn't
spend effort on adding UEFI support to it, it's still not something that I
think we want to point to as a supported install method for broken-BIOS
machines, for the reasons mentioned in my previous mail.

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