[bitfolk] Ubuntu 20.04 now supported (Was Re: Do not try to …

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Author: Andy Smith
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Subject: [bitfolk] Ubuntu 20.04 now supported (Was Re: Do not try to upgrade a BitFolk VM to Ubuntu 20.04 yet)

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On Thu, Apr 23, 2020 at 05:15:03PM +0000, Andy Smith wrote:
> Ubuntu 20.04 is scheduled to be released at some point today. As
> things stand its kernel won't boot at BitFolk.

Ubuntu 20.04 is now supported for new installs both as a new order
or by self-install¹.

This has required a small workaround be installed by us inside the
guest, as detailed here:


Therefore if you intend to upgrade to 20.04 from 18.04 you will have
to install that workaround yourself otherwise it won't boot

If you're looking at this because your VM now doesn't boot, no big
drama: just boot the 18.04 kernel and install that workaround.

Also please note that Ubuntu are only supporting 64-bit now so those
of you on 32-bit will need a complete reinstall. Or you could chance
a completely unsupported cross-grade.

In theory 18.04 remains supported by Ubuntu until April 2023.


¹ https://tools.bitfolk.com/wiki/Using_the_self-serve_net_installer

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