Ubuntu uses Ubiquity installer to install the OS to a system. Since elementary OS is an ubuntu derivative, which installer does elementary OS uses?

The installer that elementary OS uses is stripped down version of Ubiquity as it seemed to me. But I was not able to find the code for what is elementary OS removing from Ubiquity. I took a look at https://code.launchpad.net/elementary/+branches? But I was not able to find where elementary is modifying Ubiquity.

Any links will be very helpful. Thanks.

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elementary OS uses a forked version Ubiquity which changes branding to elementary OS instead of Ubuntu.The source code should be able on LaunchPad but I could not find it.

You can see that elementary OS uses Ubiquity by typing ubiquity in a terminal while running from a live USB / CD. This will open the elementary OS installer.

EDIT : Daniel Foré commented that the patch for Ubiquity is location on LaunchPad @ https://code.launchpad.net/~elementary-os/elementaryos/os-patch-ubiquity-xenial (this is for Xenial)


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