ubuntu-minimal

The ubuntu-minimal element uses debootstrap for generating a minimal image. In contrast the ubuntu element uses the cloud-image as the initial base.

By default this element creates the latest LTS release. The exact setting can be found in the element’s environment.d directory in the variable DIB_RELEASE. If a different release of Ubuntu should be created, the variable DIB_RELEASE can be set appropriately.

Note that this element installs systemd-sysv as the init system for 18.04+.

Environment Variables

DIB_UBUNTU_KERNEL:
Required

No

Default

linux-image-generic

Description

Specifies the kernel meta package to install in the image.

Example

DIB_UBUNTU_KERNEL=linux-image-kvm

Options

linux-image-generic, linux-image-kvm, linux-image-virtual

Notes

The element must know about the package, otherwise it will select the default.

Element Dependencies

Used by