Ubuntu Minimal 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver) releases [20180705]

The Ubuntu Minimal Cloud image can be run on your personal Ubuntu Cloud, or on public clouds that provide Ubuntu Certified Images.

To find a listing of our public images on supported Clouds, please use the Cloud Image Locator:

Cloud image specific bugs should be filed in the cloud-images project on Launchpad.net.

Launching Ubuntu Minimal


When launching the download image from KVM, you will need to specify the virtio network driver.


First add the new Ubuntu Minimal images simplestreams endpoint:

lxc remote add --protocol simplestreams ubuntu-minimal https://cloud-images.ubuntu.com/minimal/releases/

Launch the bionic minimal image:

lxc launch ubuntu-minimal:bionic
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