Ubuntu Server 18.04 LTS Dropping 32-Bit/i386 Support

Written by Michael Larabel in Ubuntu on 20 December 2017 at 01:55 PM EST. 19 Comments
With Ubuntu 17.10 the 32-bit desktop image/installer was dropped while for the upcoming Ubuntu 18.04 LTS release they plan to do away with the ubuntu-server i386 release.

With no objections having been raised over a comment period the past nearly two months on the Ubuntu Server mailing list, Josh Powers of Canonical has issued the go-ahead to do away with the Ubuntu Server i386 daily images and the subsequent final Bionic Beaver release.

It's been quite a while since there were i386 AMD/Intel servers produced...

This change is just affecting the ubuntu-server i386 release while there will continue to be the x86 32-bit mini ISO image, Debian Installer image, and the i386 package archive will continue to exist. So for those running Ubuntu Server x86_64 you can still install i386 packages if needed, but the official Ubuntu Server image on the x86 front will be just x86_64.

Confirmation on ubuntu-release. In the unlikely event you still are using an i386 server, Ubuntu 16.04 LTS continues to be offered.
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