lp:ubuntu/raring/installation-guide

Created by James Westby on 2012-10-20 and last modified on 2013-04-16
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43. By Doug Smythies on 2013-04-16

* Bump kernelversion
* Bump release version and names for Raring. (LP: #1169800)
* Use entity subsitution in an xml file.

42. By dann frazier on 2012-09-17

Document network-console/authorized_keys_url feature (LP: #1042480)

41. By Colin Watson on 2012-08-01

* Drop build-dependency on poxml for now, since we don't ship any
  translations (LP: #1031478).
* Bump kernelversion to 3.5.
* Bump GNOME version to 3.6.
* Bump release version and names for Quantal.

40. By Colin Watson on 2012-04-05

* Bump kernelversion to 3.2.
* Bump GNOME version to 3.4.
* Bump release version and names for Precise.
* Add an example Kickstart configuration file, thanks to Ameet Paranjape
  (LP: #969568).
* Expand &archive-mirror; to archive.ubuntu.com when generating example
  preseed file (LP: #955607).

39. By Colin Watson on 2011-09-26

* Bump kernelversion to 3.0.
* Remove some 2.6 kernel specifics.
* Bump GNOME version to 3.0.
* Bump release version and names for Oneiric.
* Replace 'netcfg/disable_dhcp' with 'netcfg/disable_autoconfig'
  throughout. (We could probably do with some description of the new IPv6
  behaviour as well, but this is better than nothing.)
* Replace 'console-setup/modelcode', 'console-setup/layoutcode', and
  'console-setup/variantcode' with 'keyboard-configuration/modelcode',
  'keyboard-configuration/layoutcode', and
  'keyboard-configuration/variantcode' respectively (LP: #800822).

38. By Colin Watson on 2011-04-20

* Update URL to Red Hat Kickstart documentation.
* Update url-us-keymap (thanks, Manfred Hampl; LP: #741134).
* Document that i586 processors and i686 without cmov are no longer
  supported (LP: #688195).

37. By Colin Watson on 2011-01-26

* Apply Ubuntu branding to i386 "CPU, Main Boards, and Video Support"
  section; there's one remaining instance of "Debian", but it makes sense
  in context (LP: #689153).
* Apply Ubuntu branding to "Braille Displays", "Hardware Speech
  Synthesis", and powerpc "CPU, Main Boards, and Video Support" sections
  (thanks, Mahyuddin Susanto; LP: #689157).

36. By Colin Watson on 2010-11-04

* Bump kernelversion to 2.6.37.
* Bump GNOME version to 2.32.
* Bump release version and names for Natty.
* Disable building for ia64 and sparc (LP: #669669).
* Fix formatting error in supported architectures table (LP: #666393).

35. By Colin Watson on 2010-06-25

* Resynchronise with Debian. Remaining changes:
  - Build only English (for now, until we figure out how to avoid trashing
    translations quite so badly with Ubuntu branding etc.).
  - Build only Ubuntu architectures (amd64, armel, i386, ia64, powerpc,
    sparc).
  - Extensive (although possibly incomplete) Ubuntu branding, adjustments
    for our mirror layout, etc.
  - Add "Ubuntu and Debian" and "What is Ubuntu?" section, text borrowed
    from the Ubuntu web site. Disable the "What is Debian GNU/Linux?"
    section.
  - Direct installation reports to ubuntu-users for now.
  - Adjust various memory and disk space requirements. Talk about the
    default Ubuntu desktop and Ubuntu tasks rather than Debian tasks.
  - Document mounting /sys in various places.
  - Unset supports-floppy-boot for all our architectures.
  - Add a few more supports-floppy-boot and bootable-usb conditionals.
  - Document our root password and sudo arrangements.
  - Document netboot-style USB images. Still mention the hd-media images,
    but they're downplayed since many USB sticks are too small for a full
    Ubuntu ISO image.
  - Document Kickstart installations (currently only the basics, a
    reference to Red Hat's documentation, and the differences from
    Anaconda).
  - Update keyboard preseeding documentation for console-setup.
  - Update chroot-install guide for console-setup and language packs; add
    a bit more advice about installing grub.
  - Disable documentation of win32-loader.
  - Document new simplified partman preseeding.
  - Document mirror/udeb/components.
  - Document apt-setup/security_path.
  - Don't recommend passing http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu to
    debootstrap.
  - Document pkgsel/update-policy.
  - Document preseeding user-setup's home directory encryption facility.
  - Improve examples of tasksel/first preseeding to avoid mentioning
    standard, which is installed by default.
  - Document partman-auto-lvm/guided_size.
  - Document scheme for preseeding the use of CC.archive.ubuntu.com
    mirrors.
  - Document pkgsel/updatedb.
  - Document partman/default_filesystem.
  - Document how to override the weak password check.
  - Remove comments about automatic installation methods that have been
    removed from Ubuntu.
  - Remove documentation of
    base-installer/kernel/linux/initramfs-generators; setting this to
    anything other than the default will cause the installer to fail.
* Adjust list of armel architectures for Ubuntu.
* Bump kernelversion to 2.6.35.
* Bump release version and names for Maverick.
* Update Canonical's copyright years.

34. By Colin Watson on 2010-06-08

* Backport from trunk:
  - partman/confirm_write_new_label was renamed to
    partman-partitioning/confirm_write_new_label in r50363, December 2007.
    Adjust preseeding documentation to match (LP: #591199).

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