Ubuntu 9.04 Beta Image


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by gf42 » Sun Mar 17, 2013 6:11 am
Hi

I have made a copy of ubuntu 9.04 (XFCE4 desktop) and thought some people might be able to beta test it. I dont acctually own a pi but it works with the arm1176 cpu in qemu and i gave a copy to a friend that said it booted on their Pi.

The image is for a USB. This means it does not contain the kernel or the /boot partition. The image needs to be written to a USB of at least 2GB. Then cmdline.txt on the sd card needs to be edited so that root=/dev/sda instead of /dev/mmcblk0p2.

The username and password are both ubuntu.

The .img file is in the zip here: http://my.rapidshare.com/guyf42/18768
Please post any problems or reply if is working fine. All packages should be the same as when 9.04 went out of support.
(Lubuntu Image coming soon)

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by Spid » Sun Mar 17, 2013 7:14 am
Raspbian "wheezy" is so like Lubuntu why the need ? Also does it support 512MB Pi's ?
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by gf42 » Sun Mar 17, 2013 7:22 am
It booted up on a 512mb pi but i am unsure of 256mb.

Thats why its a beta :)

EDIT: The current Lubuntu build also fits on a 1GB USB
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by tonyhughes » Sun Mar 17, 2013 7:41 am
Commendable effort, but to what end?

Support for this OS version ended in 2010, whereas Raspbian with LXDE, as pointed out above is very close (functionality wise, and DNA wise) to Ubuntu (both have their roots in Debian), and Raspbian is very well supported.

A supported version of Ubuntu would be much better, but with the current lack of availability of supported Ubuntu versions for the Pi platform, and the amount of effort (and indeed, attainment) with Raspbian, it seems like a wasted effort.

Important to note that security updates are not available, and all new (and many existing) vulnerabilities (will) remain unpatched.

I'm not trying to rain on your parade - I would love a supported Ubuntu for my Pi!
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by gf42 » Sun Mar 17, 2013 7:57 am
tonyhughes wrote:Commendable effort, but to what end?

Support for this OS version ended in 2010, whereas Raspbian with LXDE, as pointed out above is very close (functionality wise, and DNA wise) to Ubuntu (both have their roots in Debian), and Raspbian is very well supported.

A supported version of Ubuntu would be much better, but with the current lack of availability of supported Ubuntu versions for the Pi platform, and the amount of effort (and indeed, attainment) with Raspbian, it seems like a wasted effort.

Important to note that security updates are not available, and all new (and many existing) vulnerabilities (will) remain unpatched.

I'm not trying to rain on your parade - I would love a supported Ubuntu for my Pi!


I completely agree with the security updates being a problem. I did try and get ubuntu 9.10 to work (i know its also out of date but its closer) But who knows, maybe with a base someone else could build on it and get an upgrade to 10.04 working. Its also just nice for the people who use ubuntu already (like me)

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by jamesh » Sun Mar 17, 2013 8:46 am
But as others have said, Raspbian is based on the same Debian as Ubuntu is, so using Raspbian with LXDE is almost exactly the same as using a much more recent Ubuntu with LXDE.

That said, good effort.
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by gf42 » Sun Mar 17, 2013 9:11 am
It really only was for me to learn more about the linux OS. I just thought someone might prefer to use it over debian if they were used to ubuntu.

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by jamesh » Sun Mar 17, 2013 9:15 am
gf42 wrote:It really only was for me to learn more about the linux OS. I just thought someone might prefer to use it over debian if they were used to ubuntu.

Guy


You already know more about building kernels etc than I do, having got this far! As a learning exercise -great work.
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by gf42 » Sun Mar 17, 2013 9:22 am
The kernel is still the default one from raspbian. I found the part i learnt most from was failling with ubuntu 9.10.

EDIT: Yay it has a download, if the person who downloaded could post back about how it went, that would be great
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by tonyhughes » Sun Mar 17, 2013 9:24 am
I agree - as a learning exercise - great! Well done.

I just felt it important people know about the security implications so we dont have people going "yay ubuntu for me to run important stuff on, exposed to the web".
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by gf42 » Sun Mar 17, 2013 9:26 am
tonyhughes wrote:I agree - as a learning exercise - great! Well done.

I just felt it important people know about the security implications so we dont have people going "yay ubuntu for me to run important stuff on, exposed to the web".


I agree it was something i mean to put in the post. However it might be useful for people using their RPis offline like in a car PC or something.
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by gf42 » Mon Mar 18, 2013 3:35 am
Just thought I'd mention Thanks to my Friend James (different james from jamesh) for letting me borrow his Pi while I tested the Image. Even though I didn't get a working build while I borrowed it. He also was the one who checked that it booted on the Pi after I had it working in QEMU.

Thanks James :)

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by mrpi64 » Mon Mar 18, 2013 10:52 am
Spid wrote:Raspbian "wheezy" is so like Lubuntu why the need ? Also does it support 512MB Pi's ?

Well, it's just something different! no need to complain! And anyways, some software is only avaliable for ubuntu!!!
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by jamesh » Mon Mar 18, 2013 11:18 am
mrpi64 wrote:
Spid wrote:Raspbian "wheezy" is so like Lubuntu why the need ? Also does it support 512MB Pi's ?

Well, it's just something different! no need to complain! And anyways, some software is only avaliable for ubuntu!!!


Just out of interest, what software is only available for Ubuntu? (esp. one this old)
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by Cloudcentric » Mon Mar 18, 2013 8:38 pm
mrpi64 wrote:
Spid wrote:Raspbian "wheezy" is so like Lubuntu why the need ? Also does it support 512MB Pi's ?

Well, it's just something different! no need to complain! And anyways, some software is only avaliable for ubuntu!!!


If I install this software what repository do I have to point to which has ARMv6 compiled software ??
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by gf42 » Mon Mar 18, 2013 11:02 pm
Cloudcentric wrote:
mrpi64 wrote:
Spid wrote:Raspbian "wheezy" is so like Lubuntu why the need ? Also does it support 512MB Pi's ?

Well, it's just something different! no need to complain! And anyways, some software is only avaliable for ubuntu!!!


If I install this software what repository do I have to point to which has ARMv6 compiled software ??


All the software should work out of the box. If not the Repositry should be old-releases.ubuntu.com/ubuntu
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by gf42 » Mon Mar 25, 2013 6:46 am
I plan to upload just a tarball that can just be untared onto the usb (or in this case you could overwrite the ext4 partition of the SD) that will allow you to use the whole drive without expanding it. Its being uploaded now. Also any news from the people who have downloaded it? It it all working?
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by camacho999 » Wed Jul 09, 2014 7:02 pm
hi all

where download the ubuntu 9.04 for raspberry pi?
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by fruitoftheloom » Thu Jul 10, 2014 6:07 am
camacho999 wrote:hi all

where download the ubuntu 9.04 for raspberry pi?


The post is 15 months old, it was never a fully working Ubuntu, more proof of concept, as pointed out Ubuntu 9.04 is unsupported and ancient.
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by camacho999 » Thu Jul 10, 2014 11:23 pm
ok, thanks for you answer.
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by jamesh » Fri Jul 11, 2014 7:57 am
Use Raspbian - it's pretty much the same under the skin as Ubuntu (both are based on Debian)
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