Ryan Finnie, who once brought us a semi-working Ubuntu Server 16.04 has brought his Raspberry Pi flavored Ubuntu 18.04 to the masses (I say semi because some got it to work, some (I) didn’t). I’ve been running it for a little over a month now without any issues (short of my UPS failing… nothing to do with Ubuntu, but it sucked all the same). Thus, I thought I’d share the fact that it works with all to get the word out.

You can download the image from Ryan’s server here. This link is to the directory in case he updates the image. The image you’ll want is the one that says 18.04 (ubuntu-18.04-preinstalled-server-armhf+raspi3.img.xz).

Once you’ve got it downloaded you’ll burn the image on to an SD card (I use Etcher). I’m unsure if it will work It’s headless out of the “box” so you don’t need to configure anything. If you try it headless, and it works, please let me know.

On first boot, it’ll take a bit to load. But after that, it’s pretty snappy. The default username is ubuntu and the password is ubuntu. You’ll be asked to change your password right away.

I’ve been running WordPress on mine for the duration without issue (I’ll update my post on setting up WordPress soon).

Let me know how it works for you.

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Gerald Brown · September 5, 2018 at 07:35

I have installed Ubuntu 18.04 on my Raspi per this post. It seems to be working OK except for one problem. I am not able to set a static address. I have found several posts on how to do it but none seem to work. One said to edit /etc/network/interfaces ( the old way and I think is for Raspian) the other said to edit dhcp.conf (or something like that, don’t remember for sure now what file was to be edited). Neither worked as after a reboot the IP was still the one set by the router.

Do you have any information on how I can create this static IP?


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