Are there any plans to make the ISO available for this version? On the official page is not available...

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    The official page you mention was last updated some time ago (2018-10-07 10:00:41 to remove 17.10 as EOL) being updated with the best information then available at the time. Wiki's often only get updated when noticed..
    – guiverc
    May 1, 2020 at 2:53
  • So we do not have a minimal iso for 20/04 LTS, right?
    – ZhaoGang
    Feb 23, 2021 at 1:25

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It has moved to a new location: http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/focal/main/installer-amd64/current/legacy-images/netboot/mini.iso

Note that it moved to legacy images. Folks who use this image should start to look at newer options:

...and others.

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    Thanks for providing the legacy link. Do you happen to know which of the alternatives you linked most closely resembles the functionality / purpose of the mini.iso? I checked each of them, and it was not easy to tell as they all seem to have a different purpose in mind. May 1, 2020 at 11:28
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    Depends upon if it's bare metal or a container/VM. If it's bare metal, depends upon the size and architecture. The closest equivalent I see for the functionality/purpose I care about (tiny download, includes kernel, deb based) is the Netboot-using-PXE, Folks who don't like PXE can use the 18.04/19.10 minimal and dist-upgrade it. Example: My next testing server build is likely to be Ubuntu Core on bare metal, with a bunch of LXD containers on top, each running a Cloud Image (or perhaps a Base Image).
    – user535733
    May 1, 2020 at 12:13
  • Thanks for the extra context. Mostly, I care about the functionality you mentioned, tiny download, kernel, deb based, etc., but sometimes for bare metal, and sometimes on a vm / cloud. I should learn more about PXE and netbooting. :) May 1, 2020 at 12:21
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    From what I can tell, none of the newer options offer < 100MB image/.iso file packages. Further: a lively discussion on this topic can be found here: discourse.ubuntu.com/t/netbooting-the-live-server-installer/… Oct 14, 2020 at 0:58

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