I'm curious on why you want to remove timezone selection. All the other changes sound great as I would like a better partitioning setup for encrypted machines as I feel the current one is not the best (not sure if my issues are just with our KDE/Qt one or not).On Tue, Jul 11, 2017, 11:47 AM Jeremy Bicha <email@example.com> wrote:Thanks Carl for starting this conversation! I'm forwarding this toubuntu-devel for you so that this discussion can reach a wideraudience.Thanks,Jeremy BichaOn Tue, Jul 11, 2017 at 11:31 AM, Carl Richell <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:> System76 would like to use GNOME Initial Setup for user configuration.> Currently, there is duplication with Ubiquity.>>> We propose changing Ubiquity to add a "minimal" mode, triggered by a kernel> parameter (a flag similar to how OEM install is triggered now). This enables> flavors to use whichever version makes sense for them. System76's Pop!_OS> and the elementary OS team are interested in using "minimal". Minimal might> be attractive to Ubuntu w/ GNOME as well.>>> "Minimal" will contain the least amount necessary to install the OS. We also> prefer off-line installs with minimal which would remove options to download> updates or install 3rd party software during install. This requires adding> language packs to the iso when using minimal.>>> Minimal screens:>> Welcome/Language Select - change: add KB Layout >> Installation Type - change: move hostname here >> If full disk encryption is chosen, Choose Security Key screen.>> --Timezone: we'd like to remove timezone but Ubiquity is crashing when we do> so. More investigation is necessary.>>>  KB layout currently comes after "Installation Type". Users can't set> their layout before typing a full-disk encryption password. Moving KB layout> forward would fix this. However, Ubuntu uses the first Welcome Screen to> display both language and "Try Ubuntu" or "Install Ubuntu". A couple of> ideas:>>> Boot to a live environment with a "Install Ubuntu" icon on the desktop.>> For a "complete" Ubiquity install, move KB layout after the Welcome Screen.>>>  Hostname is currently on the "Who are you?" screen. It uses the username> and DMI information to populate the hostname. We propose using the same DMI> information, adding 4 hexadecimals to the end (a checksum of the MAC address> "Galag-Pro-A8F3"), and moving the hostname up to the "Installation Type"> screen. This enables "minimal" installs to set the hostname and business> customers can install the OS on multiple machines, with automatic or custom> hostnames, then give the computer to their user for account setup.>>> Current Ubiquity "Complete" Screens>> Welcome w/ Language Select and "Try Ubuntu" or "Install Ubuntu">> Preparing to Install Ubuntu w/ Download Updates and Install 3rd Party> checkboxes>> Installation Type w/ drive setup and full disk encryption>> If full disk is chosen, Choose Security Key>> Timezone>> Keyboard Layout>> Who Are You? w/ user account setup and hostname>>> Proposed Ubiquity "Complete" Screen>> Welcome w/ Language Select and "Try Ubuntu" or "Install Ubuntu">> Keyboard Layout>> Preparing to Install Ubuntu w/ Download Updates and Install 3rd Party> checkboxes>> Installation Type w/ drive setup and full disk encryption ADD hostname>> If full disk is chosen, Choose Security Key>> Timezone>> Who Are You? w/ user account setup REMOVE hostname--ubuntu-devel mailing listModify settings or unsubscribe at: https://lists.ubuntu.com/mailman/listinfo/ubuntu-devel--Aaron Honeycutt- Ubuntu Fl Loco South Lead- Kubuntu Council Member
Tuesday, 11 July 2017
Re: Ubiquity Proposal - Add "minimal" setup with kernel parameter
Timezone is taken care of by GNOME Initial Setup. We'd like to remove the duplication.
On Tue, Jul 11, 2017, at 09:54 AM, Aaron Honeycutt wrote: