Does DI plan on making Minimal Ubuntu available as one of the Ubuntu type images?

July 10, 2018 1.1k views
Ubuntu DigitalOcean

Ubuntu has announced a new, minimal install that’s even smaller than the server install, and aimed at cloud deployments. Does DI plan on making this one of the available options when creating droplets?

Thanks!

Link to minimal ubuntu: https://blog.ubuntu.com/2018/07/09/minimal-ubuntu-released

5 Answers

Has anyone been able to get the ubuntu minimal images working with digitalocean? Ubuntu has an .img file that is qcow2. It doesn’t boot. It has wierd partitions. https://cloud-images.ubuntu.com/minimal/releases/bionic/release/

Also, any word on when digitalocean is going to fix some of the more ridiculous limits on custom images. 100GB and no Windows, fine. But no IPv6? no floating-ip? https://www.digitalocean.com/docs/images/custom-images/

Maybe just provide the ubuntu-minimal images as official images? Even some dirt cheap VPS providers provide ubuntu-minimal images.

There hasn’t been any progress on this in over a year.

Hello friend!

This is very cool. There is no existing plan for this, but I am going to put the idea in front of others and see what happens. I appreciate you bringing it to my attention so that I could do so :)

Kind Regards,
Jarland

Thanks for the feedback! I’ve recorded your feature request. :)

I wanted to follow up with you on this to let you know that we do have something on our roadmap right now that should satisfy this request. I’ll hold back on the details right now, but keep an eye out because you’re really going to like it :)

Kind Regards,
Jarland

Great news! This request can be considered resolved by way of our new feature:

https://blog.digitalocean.com/custom-images/

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