Calamares 3.2.51 released

Feb 1, 2022

This is a regular short-cycle release. There are new features in netinstall and bootloader. There is one important replacement. Distributions are specifically reminded to update the umount module configuration (and to use preservefiles if needed).

This release contains contributions from (alphabetically by first name):

  • Evan James

WARNING The umount module has been rewritten in C++. Check your configuration if you previously used the copy-a-log functionality.


  • Evan has made a start on documenting which Global Storage keys there are and how they tie modules together. This can be found in the src/modules/ documentation.


  • bootloader can now be configured to try to generate a unique suffix for the bootloader-id. #1820
  • grubcfg now has a configurable default for kernel parameters, which allows distributions to change the value from quiet. The default, if nothing is set, remains quiet. Use an explicitly- empty list to specify no-arguments-at-all.
  • packagechooser can now export its choices for use by the netinstall module. This makes it possible to use packagechooser for large-scale choices, followed by netinstall for fine-grained control. (Thanks Evan)
  • When the partition module has a conflicting configuration for the swap choices, it prints a warning and uses the configured choice, rather than always using “suspend”. #1881
  • The umount module has been re-written in C++. The copy-a-log-file functionality has been removed. Use the preservefiles module for that.


If you experience an issue with Calamares, please tell us all about it on the Calamares issue tracker. For a full change list, see the full list of issues closed within the current generation (which is many releases).

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