Ubuntu Linux 6.04 Flight CD 2
Posted on: 12/15/2005 10:30 AM

Ubuntu Linux 6.04 Flight CD 2 has been released

Flight CD 2 is ready. This is the second in a series of milestone CD
images that will be released throughout the Dapper development cycle, as
images that are known to be reasonably free of showstopper CD-build or
installer bugs, while representing very current snapshots of Dapper.

This release has been somewhat delayed due to the switch to Linux 2.6.15
and the new hardware detection and activation infrastructure that comes
along with it (new udev and the demise of the old hotplug scripts; see
This is mostly done now, but the whole point of getting it in early in
the Dapper development cycle was to attract as many bug reports about
breakage as possible, so please do report (component: linux or udev,
depending on the bug) any failures to detect your hardware, especially
if those failures are also regressions from Ubuntu 5.10.

This release also includes a new simplified live CD boot system
(http://wiki.ubuntu.com/SimplifiedLiveCD), included at the eleventh hour
because the alternative options stood a good chance of taking
considerably longer to get working. This system should ultimately end up
being faster and more visually pleasing than the one in Ubuntu 5.10, but
at the moment it's text-only, spews a lot of error messages, and
includes long delays with no progress feedback (we would really have
preferred to land it just after Flight CD 2 rather than just before if
it had been possible, but there we go). Please don't file bug reports
just about the ugliness; we are aware of it and it will be improved.

Ubuntu Linux 6.04 Flight CD 2

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