I have just released a torrent of my custom Monster RPi 2 image
, a 3.41GB compressed RAR download for 32GB or higher micro-SD cards for use in the Raspberry Pi 2 Model B.
Monster RPi 2 contains 4 operating systems for the Raspberry Pi 2 all pre-installed, pre-configured and ready to multi-boot from a single micro-SD card:
- NOOBS bootloader based on latest NOOBS 1.3.12 (2015-02-02), modified to include Ubuntu Linaro.
- The latest Ubuntu Linaro desktop image from wintrmute, patched to run on NOOBS.
- Updated Raspbian with latest apt-get dist-upgrades (not unstable rpi-update). Wolfram/Mathematica and Sonic Pi packages were removed to save space (they can be added back easily).
- OpenELEC Raspberry Pi 2 NOOBS download version updated from 5.0.2 to 5.0.3.
- RISC OS Pi patched RC12a with latest beta ROM image and updated firmware and config settings to run on the Raspberry Pi 2.
To run this MONSTER image featuring 4 operating systems working out of the box, you need a 32GB (or higher) micro-SD card, and of course a Raspberry Pi 2 Model B. The card I used is a SanDisk Ultra Class 10 32GB micro-SD, which can be picked up relatively cheaply online.
This setup gives you around 9GB each for both Ubuntu/Linaro and Raspbian installs, and uses the entire micro-SD card for storage on the various partitions.
Note: Do NOT run rpi-update on the included Ubuntu Linaro, it WILL render the card unbootable!
The included OS's are pre-configured by default for UK users and for use over HDMI with audio. They can of course be re-configured for international users and for analogue output.
The image can be flashed on Windows using Win32DiskImager, or using dd on Linux. (Although it's based on NOOBS, the installation is as for non-NOOBS images). As it's a 32GB image when uncompressed, it will take a long time to flash to a card, so please be patient. I recommend extracting the RAR file to a compressed file system to save disk space.
Note: I am currently seeding this over a slow ADSL connection, so I would appreciate any seeders, and if anyone is willing to host this over http it would be fantastic!