Is it possible to install a clean and official version of Ubuntu?
#1
Hello guys,

I would like to install a clean and official version of Ubuntu.
Is it possible to install the ARM version published by Ununtu?

Link: https://www.ubuntu.com/download/server/arm
#2
(01-20-2019, 05:35 PM)eduapof Wrote: Hello guys,

I would like to install a clean and official version of Ubuntu.
Is it possible to install the ARM version published by Ununtu?

Link: https://www.ubuntu.com/download/server/arm

Did you ever get an answer to this?
#3
No you can't just tried it, it won't boot
#4
The iso versions typically distributed by distros will only work on systems with a BIOS/EFI. Since the RockPro64 doesn't have a BIOS, the closest thing you can get to a bootloader is using Uboot. Different SoC (rockchip, allwinner, etc) have defined different locations for the boot sector/block. This causes the unfortunate situation where each SBC vendor needs its own specific rootfs images.

Here is a very good video that explains this whole process and what progress will be made going forward
https://fosdem.org/2019/schedule/event/hw_uboot/
#5
Thanks for sharing that video @mknawabi ... hopefully that will clear up my own understanding of uboot also! Big Grin 

After scratching my head over WTH Canonical were distributing ISOs for ARM servers... (really, they have CD drives on them, do they? Angel ) ... I realised after turning over the documentation that they expect you to network book the images. But, there was one supported build that actually uses uboot... so there is hope yet that they will have some uboot friendly official images. 

Either that, or use ayufan's images... they are based on the ubuntu rootfs, after all!


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