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Ubiquity is the installer used by Ubuntu.

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Why dont dpkg logs record software removed as part of the installtion process?

The manifest for the Desktop image of Ubuntu 20.04 is available here. Some of the packages listed in the manifest are removed during the installation process. For example, ubiquity, ubiquity-casper, ...
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Slow Ubuntu 20.04 installation: warning: source ID xxxx was not found when attempting to remove it

My Acer Aspire became very slow with Windows 10 running on it so I formatted my hard disc on my acer Aspire laptop and tried to install Ubuntu 20.04 but the installation takes hours and constantly ...
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I'm trying to install Ubuntu 20.04, but I keep getting errno 5

I'm trying to install Ubuntu 20.04, but I keep getting Errno 5. Before the installation began, Ubuntu checked the files on my flash drive and it found errors in 7 files. I was getting this error ...
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Ubuntu Server 20.04 LTS: Failed Install (subiquity…install_fail/add_info)

I'm trying to update my home server to Ubuntu 20 however I'm having a bit of a problem. I want to dual boot my current Ubuntu 16 with the new v20. I booted a Live USB and used GParted to shrink my ...
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The icons of various apps in the ISO file

I installed Ubuntu 20.04 two days back. I instantly fell in love with the Install Ubuntu icon at the desktop while installing. Where can I get it from the ISO file or forums for using somewhere else? ...
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Installing Ubuntu with LVM/ZFS

I don't think I have actually used Ubuntu since I believe Dapper Drake but looking to give it a go now that 20.04 has been released. I'm having issues with the installation process. I have managed to ...
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Ubuntu Desktop 18.04.4 ignoring ubiquity commands

I've managed to create an unattended installation of Ubuntu Desktop 18.04.4 using Packer with a preseed.cfg. The problem: At the end of the preseed.cfg file I run the ubiquity ubiquity/...
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Install Ubuntu to another partition from running, installed system on the same disk

I have a system where I need to minimize downtime as much as possible. I need to solve upgrades in a way that is as risk free as possible while also keeping downtime very low. The circumstances are ...
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Ubiquity install wizard crashes; cannot install ubuntu-MATE 18.04.4

I've tried several times now to install Ubuntu-MATE version 1804.4 from a live USB. Every time I hit "install," nothing happens. A circle spins for a few seconds, then stops. I get an error message ...
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Why does Ubiquity not recognize an EFI System Partition which has a Windows Boot Loader in it? (aka can't reinstall Ubuntu 19.10)

I have a dual-boot Ubuntu 19.10 + Windows 10 laptop (details below), and (UEFI) dual booting works fine. I'm trying to reinstall Ubuntu 19.10 off a live usb and Ubuiquity is throwing an error "No EFI ...
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How to output success_command commands to retrievable log

I've created a preseed file which has some success_command commands at the end that look something like: ubiquity ubiquity/success_command string \ mkdir -p /target/home/someuser/.ssh;\ ...
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Is it possible to set proxy for APT while using graphical Ubiquity-based desktop ISO installer?

For some of the Ubuntu installations I use netboot mini.iso from http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/netboot/ . This installation method includes the step of configuring proxy. It is very useful for me as I ...
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What is the root login during installation?

I need to troubleshoot my installation failure. From the installer I can access the terminal using ALT + F2 but I still need user credentials. Is there a default root login I can use during the ...
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How to re-run live installer? [duplicate]

I bought a new HDD today, and I'd like to make a fresh install of Kubuntu. Unfortunately, the largest storage device I have is 2gb, which is not enough to hold the graphical live installer. But wait! ...
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Why “maybe-ubiquity” on default kernel command line?

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 ...
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Make Full Install to USB Able to Install Ubuntu

Have Live USBs for installing Ubuntu. Have Full install USBs for regular use. Would like to be able to use the Full install USBs as installers to eliminate the need for the Live USBs. Installed ...
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Ubiquity /etc/fstab configuration

I am building a customized Ubuntu 18.04, using PinguyBuilder, and the resulting iso is successfully installed on target machine. However, the installation results create common /etc/fstab content ...
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No option to choose the drive when installing alongside Windows

When installing, at the "Installation type" page of the installer, choosing Install Ubuntu alongside Windows 8 results in the partitioner automatically choosing to use sdd as the drive. There is no ...
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How do I add a custom script to ubiquity source code that will create a few new folders on desktop when the installer finishes? [duplicate]

edit: I need to do this manually by tampering with the ubiquity source code, not with the help of some tool like Ubuntu builder I need to have a few new folders and files be automatically created ...
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Can ubiquity install ubuntu 19.04 and not ubuntu core 16?

I installed ubiquity using apt on a running Disco dingo, but when installing a new version of ubuntu using ubiquity, it installs ubuntu core 16 instead, which does not come with apt and uses snap. Is ...
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How does Ubiquity determine the required disk space before installation?

This question intends to demystify Ubiquity the desktop installer for Ubuntu, on how the required disk space before installation is being determined. From this dated post Determining size of the ...
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ubuntu upgrade apt conflicts

I have a ubiquity xg-server which i just upgraded from ubuntu 16 to 18 i noticed a lot of stuff got disabled mainly due to being 3rd party repos. I reenabled the ones i had and started to enable all ...
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18.04.2 Install Freezes After Keyboard Selection

I've attempted several times to install with different USB drives. ubiquity launches fine and I can select the language and keyboard layout but then the install freezes. Has anyone else found a ...
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Ubiquity Won't Start on Ubuntu 18.04

I am trying to reinstall Ubuntu 18.04 LTS. My computer has had problems with Ubiquity before (GRUB wouldn't install) but this time Ubiquity won't even start. When I ran it from the Terminal it didn't ...
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Ubuntu 18.10 Keyboard Doesn't Work - Corsair K70 RGB Rapidfire

I'm trying to use Ubuntu 18.10 Cosmic Cuttlefish. However, when I boot the installer, my keyboard does not work. My keyboard is a Corsair K70 RGB Rapidfire. Either the default red lights will turn on, ...
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Live installer not using hostname provided by DHCP server in automated install

I'm running a local network with an Ubuntu server and 20 other machines on it. As I want to install a customized Ubuntu 18.04.1 version on all of them, I already created a modified live image and a ...
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ubuntu 18.04 installation crashes on hp probook

I am unable to install Ubuntu desktop 18.04 LTS on a HP Probook 440. Installation crashes almost at the end.
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Cannot make Subiquity see zfs zvol block device, like I could with Ubiquity

I am playing around with the newer server installer TUI (Subiquity). With the desktop installer (Ubiquity), I am able to pre-install zfs and create a zvol, then launch ubiquity and have the zvol seen ...
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How is the sources.list file generated on installation?

I've recently tried to create a custom Ubuntu installer iso from the Ubuntu 16.04 64 bit server installer, with the aim of editing the /etc/apt/sources.list file. I unpacked the iso, expanded the ...
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Is there a simple way to create a custom Install Media that uses a customized Ubiquity installer? [duplicate]

I want to know how to create a Ubuntu based Install Media that has an customized Ubiquity installer that has custom branding and custom packages. I don't just want to create a ISO file of a system, I ...
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Ubuntu Crashing on Install, Beating Head for 2 Days

So, I've been trying to install Ubuntu for 2 days now. Each time, something goes wrong. For 18.04, ubiquity crashes during the install right after I enter the user information and a few packages ...
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PinguyBuilder Broken On Ubuntu 18.04

I run Lubuntu 18.04 with Kernel 4.15 and keep experiencing an issue with PinguyBuilder. The initial iso is genereted without problems and also booting it works fine, but once I try to install I ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 USB installer fails to start: “Ubiquity not installed” [duplicate]

Trying to install Ubuntu 18.04 on an Asus UX305C. I Downloaded Ubuntu Desktop ISO on 21/06/2018 about 16:00H I used Unetbootin from a ThinkPad running 18.04 to install the iso files onto a USB2 ...
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Installing Ubuntu 18.04 can't see my partitioned HDD

My computer is running on Windows 10 and I want to dual boot it with Ubuntu 18.04. Disk Sizes are: C: 148GB D: 399GB E: 199GB F: 155GB I: 349MB(System Reserved) I have freed up 25GB ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 Installer Crashing on XPS 15 9570/9575 [closed]

The Ubiquity installer crashes a few seconds after the partition stage.
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Python error in Ubuntu 18 lte installation script

Ubuntu 18 LT installation died after message: "almost done copying.." from syslog: May 15 20:11:48 ubuntu /install.py: keeping language packs for: en_US.UTF-8 May 15 20:11:49 ubuntu ubiquity: W: ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 LTS installer Ubiquity crashes when scale factor > 100% [closed]

Every time I use Ubiquity to install Ubuntu 18.04 LTS the installer crashes after the last input panel.
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Ubuntu 18.04 Installer crashes on Dell XPS 15 9560

I have a problem with installing Ubuntu 18.04 LTS on my DELL XPS 15 9560 (though I haven't tried installing it on different hardware and thus am not sure if the bug is hardware or version specific). ...
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In the ubiquity installer, what does the 'skip' button do?

I've always been terrified to click on this button by accident. Especially when the screen goes black and I have to press a key. But what does it do? Skip a page in the slide show, or the install ...
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When installing Ubuntu in UEFI mode, what (if anything) is installed at the location specified using the “Device for boot loader installation” option?

When installing Ubuntu using the “Something else” option, a "Device for boot loader installation" option is presented. I understand that, when installing Ubuntu in BIOS mode, the "Device for boot ...
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Install will not start without nolapic

First, introduction. I am using a Dell Inspiron, 4x Intel Core i3 CPU M380@2.53 GHz, 64bit. Currently running Kubuntu 16.04 with kernel 4.4.0-116-generic. While booting the Ubuntu-Mate 18.04 live ...
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“Try Ubuntu” crashes in 18.04 live cd

I'm trying to run a live version of Ubuntu 18.04 but as soon as I click on "Try Ubuntu" the mouse' cursor disappears and the system gets stuck. I tryed to click install and then exit, I was able to ...
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Ubiquity crash after booting up installation drive

I am trying to install Ubuntu 16.04 on an NEC computer. I downloaded the Ubuntu 16.04 x64 ISO from the Ubuntu homepage. When I boot up Ubuntu using a USB drive, it showed ubiquity. But then, I can't ...
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Unable to install Ubuntu due to invalid acess to FAT

Unable to dual-boot Ubuntu alongside Windows 10 on my HP Pavilion laptop. The Ubiquity installer gets stuck in different stages of the process, on several attempts to install Ubuntu. On the first few ...
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Pinguy Builder Issue

I have tried to build a Linux distro based on Lubuntu 17.10, and the ISO generates fine and everything, but when I boot it up and install it, it fails during install and when I go to try again, it ...
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How-to: An unattended installation of Ubuntu 16.04 on a disk with existing OS

I had a task of deploying Ubuntu Desktop 16.04 on multiple machines with Windows 10 on them. Of course, to accomplish the task efficiently, I needed to find a way to install automatically. I asked ...
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How to install ubiquity to Full install bootable USB

I have made a Full install bootable USB flash drive. I would like to use it to install Ubuntu to a friends computer. Can I install the Ubiquity installer to this flash drive? How?
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Ubuntu 16 Desktop pxeboot Network Manager not working

I have been working on a pxeboot setup with a preseed automated install for Ubuntu 16.04 desktop. I have everything working except networking. Whenever I do a pxeboot install (automated or manual) ...
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16.04.3 installer hangs/freezes after “Preparing to install Ubuntu”. Alternative installer?

I dd'd 16.04.3 desktop amd64 iso to a 4GB Kingston flash drive from which I booted successfully. The live session works great, in fact I am writing this question from the live session, but the ...
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preinstalled Ubuntu 16.04 - ubiquity crashes on first boot when installing packets

I just received a Dell Latitude 5480 with Ubuntu 16.04 preinstalled. At first boot an installation program is started, and after some questions (language, license, timezone, keyboard, username, ...

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