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On Ubuntu Server 18.04.03 LTS, fresh install, I wanted to do edit some kernel command line settings. In /etc/default/grub, I found the following set:

GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="maybe-ubiquity"

I'm a Linux power user, but never really tried Ubuntu. So quick Google tells me that Ubiquity is the Ubuntu installer. Why would a production server want to run the installer maybe?

Can I delete this entry? This is for a client's in-house server and I don't want to give anybody options to enter into an installer (accidentally). Furthermore, I have my own ways of getting into crippled systems. No need for an installer to help me.

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    The maybe-ubiquity boot parameter is for the desktop installer, and not for server. Perhaps something is overwriting the configuration, similar to this bug: /etc/default/grub.d/50-curtin-settings.cfg overwrites GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT (1527664) – clearkimura Aug 15 '19 at 15:12
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    This parameter is set after a vanilla Focal Fossa server installation. I wonder why. – wedi May 13 at 11:05

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