FAQ

If we get asked something frequently enough we’ll try and provide the answers here.

Do any of these images work on the Raspberry Pi 1 Model A, B or B+?

No. They only work on the Raspberry Pi 2 Model B and Raspberry Pi 3 Model B

Do any of these images work on the Raspberry Pi Zero?

No. They only work on the Raspberry Pi 2 Model B and Raspberry Pi 3 Model B.

Do these images support the Raspberry Pi 3 Model B integrated Bluetooth and Wifi?

Yes.

Are these images supported by Canonical or the Raspberry Pi Foundation?

  • The Ubuntu Core images are created, maintained and supported by Canonical.
  • The Ubuntu Classic Server images for the Raspiberry Pi 2 is created, maintained and supported by Canonical.
  • The Ubuntu Classic Server images for the Raspiberry Pi 3 is created and maintained by Ryan Finnie. It is not supported by Canonical.
  • The Lubuntu, Ubuntu MATE and Xubuntu images are created and supported by the Ubuntu Pi Flavour Maker team. They are not supported by Canonical.

You can seek community support for the Lubuntu and Ubuntu MATE images via the links below:

Are these images compatible with snap packages?

  • The Ubuntu Core and Ubuntu Classis Server images are compatible with snap packages.
  • The Lubuntu, Ubuntu MATE and Xubuntu are not compatible with snap packages.

What are the default usernames and passwords?

  • The Ubuntu Core images will setup SSH key authentication using the keys linked with your Ubuntu SSO account account.
  • The Ubuntu Classic Server (for the Raspberry Pi 2 and 3) images have a default user provisioned. The credentials are:
    • Username: ubuntu
    • Password: ubuntu
    • You will be asked to change the password on first login.
  • The Lubuntu, Ubuntu MATE and Xubuntu images use a variant of oem-config and you will be prompted to create your own user account during the first boot.

How do I resize file system?

  • The Ubuntu Core images will automatically resize the partitions on first boot.
  • The Lubuntu, Ubuntu MATE and Xubuntu images automatically resize since the 16.04.2 release.

How do I get audio over HDMI?

Since the 16.04.2 release the Lubuntu, Ubuntu MATE and Xubuntu images include raspi-config which can be used to select to audio output device.

If you’ve connected your Raspberry Pi 2 or 3 to a screen via HDMI and you can hear any audio, try editting /boot/config.txt, uncomment #hdmi_drive=2 and reboot.

What Ubuntu Flavours are currently supported?

The following Ubuntu flavours can be built by the Flavour Maker and work in an almost identical manner to their PC counterparts.

The following Ubuntu flavours can be built by the Flavour Maker and work with varying degress of success, this is due to the experimental nature VC4 OpenGL driver these desktops require:

As these Ubuntu flavours become stable on Raspberry Pi we’ll release images.