ags131
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Armhf Ubuntu 14.04 Image

Fri Feb 13, 2015 4:21 am

I have successfully installed the Ubuntu 14.04 root fs tar (No Kernel) from armhf.com :)

It boots and seems to be working great, seems to be snappier than raspbian, although I haven't tried a comparison yet.

Required:
Latest Raspbian image
No-Kernel tar from here:
http://www.armhf.com/download/

install the raspbian image as usual
mount the second partition and copy the /lib/modules/* folder, this is needed for some usb devices
run mkfs.ext4 on the second partition
mount and cd into it
extract the tar from armhf.com
copy your /lib/modules backup
reboot and enjoy!

Note: the SSH service didn't seem to be enabled by default, I was at work so did a blind login via usb keyboard and `service ssh start`
Last edited by ags131 on Tue Feb 17, 2015 6:46 pm, edited 1 time in total.

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rpdom
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Re: Armhf Ubuntu 14.04 Image

Fri Feb 13, 2015 5:25 am

Don't you need to keep the /lib/modules/3.xx.xxx/* directories in order to have matching kernel modules?

I can see that the Pi will work without that, but many USB and other devices won't work without them

ags131
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Re: Armhf Ubuntu 14.04 Image

Tue Feb 17, 2015 6:45 pm

You will probably need to copy those over if needed, I haven't actually ran into any missing modules yet so didn't think of that. :)

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