Ubuntu 16.04 LTS Launched

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  1. Patrick

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    Creating a thread to discuss Ubuntu 16.04 LTS.

    The announcement is not live but the ISOs are: Ubuntu 16.04 (Xenial Xerus)

    Enjoy before everyone else!

    Some of the big improvements:
    • LXD
    • ZFS on Linux
    • Ceph integration
    • Snap
    • Power8 and ARMv8 support

    I am going to put an article up on the main site once it is released officially. Word is it is being released today, April 21 2016: Canonical unveils 6th LTS release of Ubuntu with 16.04
     
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    Awesome! Downloading then installing and testing :)
     
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    The bigger desktop download was much faster for me. I still have 30-60 minutes on server.

    But better to try getting it now before all the hoopla starts and downloads choke. I guess if people need once these are downloaded I can setup a STH mirror.
     
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    I've been running the betas for several weeks now. Good and stable even in Beta.
     
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    200MB of server downloaded going slow for even my 1.5mbit lOL!!
     
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    I used the BitTorrent client on the QNAP 2U in the Sunnyvale Lab and was simultaneously getting 25MB/s on both images. Very cool!
     
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    I really wish that the server install provided the option to install ZFS like Proxmox does. It sucks that this still isn't an option now that the final release is out.

    Since it doesn't work, I tried the install to an ext4 partition and then tried to convert to a ZFS mirror following these directions and the update-grub at the end fails. These directions feel partially baked at this point.

    HOWTO install Ubuntu 16.04 to a Native ZFS Root Filesystem · zfsonlinux/pkg-zfs Wiki · GitHub
     
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    Absolutely agree that the biggest disappointment with 16.04 is the lack of native ZFS install options.

    The "old" instructions worked for me a couple of weeks ago with Xenial Beta2:

    HOWTO install Ubuntu to a Native ZFS Root Filesystem · zfsonlinux/pkg-zfs Wiki · GitHub

    You just have to change the instructions about installing ZFS from the PPAs with installation from the Xenial repos. Replace "Step 1: prepare the install environment" in the 14.04/14.10 instructions with:

    Code:
    $ sudo apt-get install zfsutils-linux zfs-initramfs zfs-zed
    $ sudo modprobe zfs
     
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    Thanks, I'll give that a try right now :)
     
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    That is way too much work todo on more than a one off basis.

    I do wonder how Proxmox is doing it and how they have it scripted.
     
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    I agree. It's a PITA procedure. Error prone and fragile.

    But it also proves it's possible and therefore scriptable if someone has the time to put it together.

    Sent from my SM-G925V using Tapatalk
     
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    bad news for AMD proprietary gpu driver users as the official linux drivers are incompatible with the version of xorg that ships with this release.
     
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    if your not using any of the features listed, I'm assuming no benefit moving from current LTS Version?
     
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    Other than having newer packages across the board, a newer kernel so more modern hardware support, and a full 5 years of support as well.
     
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    Note for those upgrading from 14.04 (as opposed to installing fresh). I.e., running "do-release-upgrade" on a 14.04 server (likely affects upgrades from 15.04/15.10 too).

    If you have MySQL Server installed you should probably wait to do the upgrade. There is a bug that is preventing the upgrade to MySQL Server 5.7 from configuring properly.

    See https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/mysql-5.7/+bug/1573279 for more info.

    Bit me tonight when upgrading my Kodi database server. Luckily I was cautious and did a full backup of the VM before attempting to upgrade. I'd imagine this is one they'll fix PDQ.
     
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