phil995511
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Install Ubuntu on RPi 4

Mon Feb 10, 2020 2:41 pm

Hello,

I followed the Ubuntu procedure to install the 18 LTS version. I prepared my SD card but once placed in my RPi 4 it does not kick ?!

I missed something in the installation procedure ??

Do you need an independent boot loader for this to work ?

Is it possible to install Ubuntu on UBS 3 external hard drive ??

Regards

croft
Posts: 55
Joined: Fri Dec 13, 2019 4:58 pm

Re: Install Ubuntu on RPi 4

Mon Feb 10, 2020 3:23 pm

hi
usb drive

did you make a boot sd card and install it

please try usb 2

i run a ssd on usb2 with a bood sd card and it works with buster

tks
croft

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Re: Install Ubuntu on RPi 4

Mon Feb 10, 2020 3:27 pm

phil995511 wrote:
Mon Feb 10, 2020 2:41 pm
Hello,

I followed the Ubuntu procedure to install the 18 LTS version. I prepared my SD card but once placed in my RPi 4 it does not kick ?!

I missed something in the installation procedure ??

Do you need an independent boot loader for this to work ?

Is it possible to install Ubuntu on UBS 3 external hard drive ??

Regards

What did you actually install ?

https://ubuntu.com/download/raspberry-pi
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phil995511
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Re: Install Ubuntu on RPi 4

Mon Feb 10, 2020 4:32 pm

fruitoftheloom wrote:
Mon Feb 10, 2020 3:27 pm
phil995511 wrote:
Mon Feb 10, 2020 2:41 pm
Hello,

I followed the Ubuntu procedure to install the 18 LTS version. I prepared my SD card but once placed in my RPi 4 it does not kick ?!

I missed something in the installation procedure ??

Do you need an independent boot loader for this to work ?

Is it possible to install Ubuntu on UBS 3 external hard drive ??

Regards

What did you actually install ?

https://ubuntu.com/download/raspberry-pi
I have tested the disk image of Ubuntu Server 18.04.3 LTS 64 bits and Ubuntu Server 19.10 64 bits, the writing to the SD card is done correctly, but with 18.04.3 when I plug the SD card in the RPi4, and turn it on, nothing is displayed, the screen remains black.

murraybd
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Re: Install Ubuntu on RPi 4

Wed Feb 12, 2020 4:27 pm

18.04.3 does not support the Raspberry Pi 4. The next point release of 18.04.4 will support the RPi 4 and is coming out this week. We're sorry for any confusion.
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murraybd
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Re: Install Ubuntu on RPi 4

Wed Feb 12, 2020 11:52 pm

The 18.04.4 version of Ubuntu which supports the Raspberry Pi 4 is now linked to from https://ubuntu.com/download/raspberry-pi.
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cjan
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Re: Install Ubuntu on RPi 4

Thu Feb 13, 2020 12:49 am

murraybd wrote:
Wed Feb 12, 2020 11:52 pm
The 18.04.4 version of Ubuntu which supports the Raspberry Pi 4 is now
which mir PPA repos is compatible with 18.04 LTS?

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ppa:mir-team/dev[...]

d.oliver
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Re: Install Ubuntu Mate on RPi 4

Mon Apr 06, 2020 7:14 am

I just installed Ubuntu 18.04.4 Server on my Rpi4 and installed the Mate Desktop environment, and it is working flawlessly.
A sketch of how I accomplished this:
1) I update the bootloader under Raspbian OS

https://www.raspberrypi.org/forums/view ... &t=246027

2) Downloaded the install iso of Ubuntu 18.04.4 Server from

https://ubuntu.com/download/raspberry-pi

3) Flashed the iso image on a 256GB SanDisk Extreme microSD card using Etcher on my windows machine. Other SD flash utilities exist.

https://www.balena.io/etcher/

4) Booted the system. The User Name is ubuntu and the password is ubuntu. You will need to change the password on first boot. You should note that you will not have a graphical user interface and will need to use the command line for now and you can add the graphical user interface later.

5) Update the system:

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sudo apt-get update


I like to reboot after each step to make sure everything is upgraded properly.

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sudo reboot
Login and type:

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sudo apt-get upgrade

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sudo reboot
6) After reboot, you can install the Ubuntu Mate desktop environment;

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sudo apt install ubuntu-mate-desktop
Accept any defaults.

7) Reboot the system and log in.

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sudo reboot
8) On the login screen click the gear icon and select Mate if that choice is given.

You're running Ubuntu Mate 18.04 LTS on your Rpi4.

There are some tweaks that you will want to make and some you may want to make which involve changes to the /boot/firmware/usercfg.txt file that is used during the boot process to make changes to the system. To make these changes, right click on the desktop and select "Open in terminal' and type:

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sudo nano /boot/firmware/usercfg.txt
To make sure the audio works move your cursor to the bottom of the file add the lines:

#Audio on
dtparam=audio=on

If you have adequate cooling for your Rpi4 and you would like to overclock your CPU and your GPU you can add the lines:

#overclock CPU
over_voltage=4
arm_freq=2000
#overclock GPU
gpu_freq=650

Type 'Control O' (^O) and 'Enter' to save your changes and 'Control X' (^X) to exit.

Reboot the system and these changes will take effect. Two videos I found useful and informative:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lmQItlK1e04
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fZbJIe2oj8k

Enjoy

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