Install Ubuntu Server 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver) on your Raspberry Pi

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 16.04 was semi-working because some got it to work, some (I) didn't). I've been running 18.04 for a little two months 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). It's headless right out of the "box" too.

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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*Update as of 30 September 2018

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