How to Run Ubuntu 18.04 or 18.10 on Raspberry Pi

How to Run Ubuntu 18.04 or 18.10 on Raspberry Pi
In this article, We are showing to you “How to Run Ubuntu 18.04 or 18.10 on Raspberry Pi”. There isn’t an official standard Ubuntu image for the single board computer. When you take a look at the Raspberry Pi Foundation’s list of recommended operating systems, Ubuntu MATE and Ubuntu Core are both listed, but neither one is a current standard version of Ubuntu. Ubuntu MATE is great, but the only available version is 16.04. Ubuntu Core is an IoT distribution with an entirely different set of tools.

Please follow given below steps –

Step 1 – Download and Unpack RaspEX

Open up your browser, and download RaspEX from its Sourceforge repository. The disk image is compressed in a ZIP file. Now Unpack the ZIP.

About RaspEX

RaspEX is a full Linux Desktop system with LXDE or BunsenLabs and many other useful programs pre-installed. Chromium/Firefox is used as Web Browsers and Synaptic as Package Manager. You can use Synaptic to install any extra packages you may need. RaspEX uses Ubuntu’s 18.10/18.04 software repositories so you can install thousands of extra packages if you want. Based on Ubuntu 18.10, Debian 9 and Linaro.

This RaspEX Build from 181015 can run on the new (released 180314) Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+.

Step 2 – Download Etcher and Flash the Image

You need a program to flash the image onto a MicroSD card for your Raspberry Pi. Etcher from Balena is an extremely simple option that’ll work on Windows, Mac, and Linux. Download Etcher

Now Flash image on SD card . The process will take a few minutes, so be patient. The image file is fairly large. When Etcher is done, you can remove your card from the computer.

Step 3 – Boot Your Raspberry Pi

Start setting up your Pi. Insert your MicroSD card. Then, connect your Pi up to your monitor, keyboard, and mouse. Plug in your Ethernet cable, if you’re using one. When everything else is set up, plug in your Raspberry Pi. When it’s done, the Raspberry Pi will boot into RaspEX and the SLiM display manager. The default user for the RaspEX distribution is “raspex” with the same being that user’s password. The root user’s password is “root.” It’s highly recommended that you change both of these when you log in.

The desktop environment that comes with RaspEX is LXDE. It’s one of the lightest weight desktops available for Linux, making it an excellent choice for the Pi. RaspEX is, for the most part, exactly like the Ubuntu you know. You can install packages with Apt, and most of the same tools and programs are available. Keeping RaspEX updated works almost exactly the same, too.

Visit the developer’s website for future builds.

Features of RaspEX

  • Linux system for Raspberry Pi B 3, B 3+ and Pi 2
  • Ubuntu 1810 (LXDE version) and 18.04 LTS (BunsenLabs version)
  • Works on the new (180314) Raspberry Pi 3 B+
  • Based on Ubuntu 18.10 respectively 18.04 and Debian 9 + Linaro
  • Kernel 4.14.30-v7+ is used in Build 181010 (BunsenLabs)
  • LXDE Desktop environment in Build 180328 with Wicd, Chromium, Midori and SMTube
  • BunsenLabs Helium (
  • ) Desktop in RaspEX Build 181010
  • Kernel 4.14.74-v7+ is used in Build 181015 (LXDE version)
  • RaspEX Build 181015 is based on Ubuntu 18.10 “Cosmic Cuttlefish”
  • Bluetooth in version 181015 and 181010
  • Build 181010 (BunsenLabs version) is based on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS
  • OpenCPN 4.99.0 installed from source in version 180331
  • SMTube (watch Youtube) in Build 181016 and 181010
  • Midori Private Browser in Build 181015
  • Samba
  • VNC4Server in Build 181015
  • SSH
  • PuTTy
  • RaspEX Build 181022 uses a 64 bit kernel – 4.14.76-v8+
  • RaspEX OSMC Build 181223 with Kodi 18
  • Kodi 18 with Netflix, Plex and Amazon Video addons in RaspEX OSMC

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