Installing Ubuntu Server 18.04.01 to be used on Raspberry Pi 2


The outline of this guide is to install Ubuntu ‘Classic’ deb based image onto a MicroSD card and basic post installation configuration. It is not my aim to explain in depth any commands but merely to act as check list when configuring Ubuntu.

Since Raspberry Pi 2B using the ARMv7 processor it is now possible to install and run Ubuntu Server 18.04.1. Information is available from the Ubuntu Wiki site and the Raspberry Pi 2 image is available from here: ubuntu-18.04.1-preinstalled-server-armhf+raspi2.img.xz

I am using Ubuntu Bionic Beaver (18.04.01 LTS) you may also use Windows but I find that all the tools are included by default in Ubuntu for this exercise whereas you need at least two different software packages to accomplish this exercise.


1. Download Ubuntu Server from the following here: ubuntu-18.04.1-preinstalled-server-armhf+raspi2.img.xz using Firefox a dialogue box “Opening Ubuntu-18.04.01-preinstalled-server-armf+raspi2.img.xz” you will need to select the radial button “Save File” and push the OK button.

2. Browse to the download folder and right click on this folder and select extract here, this will extract the downloaded image.

3. Right click on the extract image file the extension ends with .img and select “Open With Other Application” and find and select Disk Image Writer.
— “Restore Disk Image” box is displayed and from the drop down arrow by Destination select your SD Card and push Start Recording. (see image below)
— Once completed eject the SD Card and insert it into your Raspberry Pi 2 and start.