Monday, February 16, 2015

2015-02-16 Raspberry Ubuntu release

I've updated the Raspberry Ubuntu image again.
This version includes:
* automatically resize sd card at first boot
* add rpi-update and raspi-config scripts
* add videocore libraries
* updated kernel, fixed memory split
* disable linaro's autologin
* Load appropriate sound module at boot
* add wpagui for wifi configuration
* Change cpu governer to "performance"
* remove xscreensaver

As before, grab it by bittorrent from
Mirrors hosting it faster will probably appear sooner if you check the Raspberry Pi forums.

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

I've made a new version of my Ubuntu for Raspberry Pi 2:
New features:
* hostname is now "raspberry".
* fbturbo driver for X improves performance slightly.
* LXDE graphical desktop installed.
* changed persistent NIC names to have Raspbian-like behaviour.

Saturday, February 7, 2015

Ubuntu / Linaro image for Raspberry Pi 2 using ARMv7/armhf

I've rolled an Ubuntu 14.10 / Linaro 15.01 "developer" image for the Raspberry Pi 2.
Key points here are that it's compiled for ARMv7 and ARMHF, so should be faster than the Raspbian image by some amount. And it'll have more recent versions of software because that version of Ubuntu is significantly newer than Debian Wheezy!
I don't have anywhere good to host the image, so it's only available by bittorrent on my limited ADSL upstream, but once a few people are on that it'll speed up the download.
This is a pretty basic image -- it doesn't have a desktop environment installed for instance -- but it's otherwise working fine.
New version available: See latest blog post for details.
Another new version: