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Ubuntu 9.04 Beta Image

Posted: Sun Mar 17, 2013 6:11 am
by gf42
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)

Thanks, Guy

Re: Ubuntu 9.04 Beta Image

Posted: Sun Mar 17, 2013 7:14 am
by Spid
Raspbian "wheezy" is so like Lubuntu why the need ? Also does it support 512MB Pi's ?

Re: Ubuntu 9.04 Beta Image

Posted: Sun Mar 17, 2013 7:22 am
by gf42
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

Re: Ubuntu 9.04 Beta Image

Posted: Sun Mar 17, 2013 7:41 am
by tonyhughes
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!

Re: Ubuntu 9.04 Beta Image

Posted: Sun Mar 17, 2013 7:57 am
by gf42
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)

Guy

Re: Ubuntu 9.04 Beta Image

Posted: Sun Mar 17, 2013 8:46 am
by jamesh
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.

Re: Ubuntu 9.04 Beta Image

Posted: Sun Mar 17, 2013 9:11 am
by gf42
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

Re: Ubuntu 9.04 Beta Image

Posted: Sun Mar 17, 2013 9:15 am
by jamesh
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.

Re: Ubuntu 9.04 Beta Image

Posted: Sun Mar 17, 2013 9:22 am
by gf42
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

Re: Ubuntu 9.04 Beta Image

Posted: Sun Mar 17, 2013 9:24 am
by tonyhughes
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".

Re: Ubuntu 9.04 Beta Image

Posted: Sun Mar 17, 2013 9:26 am
by gf42
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.

Re: Ubuntu 9.04 Beta Image

Posted: Mon Mar 18, 2013 3:35 am
by gf42
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 :)

Guy

Re: Ubuntu 9.04 Beta Image

Posted: Mon Mar 18, 2013 10:52 am
by mrpi64
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!!!

Re: Ubuntu 9.04 Beta Image

Posted: Mon Mar 18, 2013 11:18 am
by jamesh
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)

Re: Ubuntu 9.04 Beta Image

Posted: Mon Mar 18, 2013 8:38 pm
by Cloudcentric
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 ??

Re: Ubuntu 9.04 Beta Image

Posted: Mon Mar 18, 2013 11:02 pm
by gf42
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

Re: Ubuntu 9.04 Beta Image

Posted: Mon Mar 25, 2013 6:46 am
by gf42
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?

Re: Ubuntu 9.04 Beta Image

Posted: Wed Jul 09, 2014 7:02 pm
by camacho999
hi all

where download the ubuntu 9.04 for raspberry pi?

Re: Ubuntu 9.04 Beta Image

Posted: Thu Jul 10, 2014 6:07 am
by fruitoftheloom
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.

Re: Ubuntu 9.04 Beta Image

Posted: Thu Jul 10, 2014 11:23 pm
by camacho999
ok, thanks for you answer.

Re: Ubuntu 9.04 Beta Image

Posted: Fri Jul 11, 2014 7:57 am
by jamesh
Use Raspbian - it's pretty much the same under the skin as Ubuntu (both are based on Debian)

Re: Ubuntu 9.04 Beta Image

Posted: Fri Jan 30, 2015 6:57 pm
by carpysoft
Whatever happened to this image? I'm trying to make some older code run on the RPI but having troubles with older kernels/distros. Would love to try this 9.04 image if you still have it.

Thanks!
Matt

Re: Ubuntu 9.04 Beta Image

Posted: Fri Jan 30, 2015 8:05 pm
by DougieLawson
Forget it, it's too old to run on a modern Raspberry Pi. It's a five year old (nearly six year old) version of Ubuntu and not even an LTS version. The LTS (Lucid 10.04) version from around that time goes out of support in April.

Re: Ubuntu 9.04 Beta Image

Posted: Fri Jan 30, 2015 8:37 pm
by fruitoftheloom
carpysoft wrote:Whatever happened to this image? I'm trying to make some older code run on the RPI but having troubles with older kernels/distros. Would love to try this 9.04 image if you still have it.

Thanks!
Matt
Was your code written for ARMHF or ARMEL Distro :?:

Re: Ubuntu 9.04 Beta Image

Posted: Mon Aug 17, 2015 11:58 am
by gf42
Sorry for reviving an old post, but it appears I'm not the first one.
carpysoft wrote:Whatever happened to this image? I'm trying to make some older code run on the RPI but having troubles with older kernels/distros. Would love to try this 9.04 image if you still have it.

Thanks!
Matt
I haven't logged in for about 18 months, but if you still want it, I have it on an old laptop, I'll upload it when I get a chance.