Ubuntu Pi Flavours for 15.10.1 are released

Ubuntu Pi Flavour Maker is a spin off from the Raspberry Pi 2 initiative for Ubuntu MATE The basic idea is simple; make as many Ubuntu flavours for the Raspberry Pi 2 we can.

Ubuntu Pi Flavour Maker

Tasty Ubuntu fillings for the Raspberry Pi 2

A community project to make Ubuntu based operating systems for the Raspberry Pi 2.

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Today we are delighted to announce the release of the following Ubuntu flavours for the Raspberry Pi 2:

Ubuntu Server Minimal 15.10.1 (Raspberry Pi 2) Download

Ubuntu Server Minimal 15.10.1

Ubuntu Server Standard 15.10.1 (Raspberry Pi 2) Download

Ubuntu Server Standard 15.10.1

Lubuntu 15.10.1 (Raspberry Pi 2) Download

Lubuntu 15.10.1

Xubuntu 15.10.1 (Raspberry Pi 2) Download

Xubuntu 15.10.1

Ubuntu MATE 15.10.1 (Raspberry Pi 2) Download

Ubuntu MATE 15.10.1

The following Ubuntu flavours can be built by the Flavour Maker but don’t work right now because the currently available Xorg driver for the Raspberry Pi 2 doesn’t provide 3D acceleration. Hopefully from Linux Kernel 4.5 onward this may start to change.

All the images will fit on a 4GB (or larger) microSHDC card, are pre-configured to enable access to Raspberry Pi 2 hardware devices such as GPIO, SPI, I2C, etc and include replacement memcpy and memset functionality for the Raspberry Pi to optimise performance. We have done what we can to optimise the builds for the Raspberry Pi 2 but microSDHC I/O throughput is a bottleneck so we recommend that you use a Class 6 or Class 10 microSDHC card.

These images are built from the regular Ubuntu armhf base, not the new Snappy Ubuntu, which means that the installation procedure for applications is the same as that for the regular desktop versions, ie using apt-get. The images will only work in a Raspberry Pi 2 Model B.

The first time you boot one of the desktop images it will run through a setup wizard where you can create your own user account and configure your regional settings. The first boot is quite slow, but once the first boot configuration is complete subsequent boots are much quicker.

These images are not supported by Canonical or the Raspberry Pi Foundation. They are community made and unofficial, additionally, the Xubuntu image is not supported or endorsed by the Xubuntu team.

That said, the Lubuntu and Ubuntu MATE teams are offering community support for their respective images. This is where you should seek assistance:

Frequently asked questions

There are some questions we are asked frequently so we’ve compiled a list of answers to the most common questions.

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