Thursday, April 6, 2017

QuickStart: Installing Ubuntu On Raspberry PI From Windows

The Raspberry PI offers support for a large number of Operating Systems. This article lists all the operating systems supported by Raspberry PI.  I started off with Raspbian, which installs by default.  I went on to try Windows 10 IOT Core for Raspberry PI 3, following that I tried Ubuntu.  This article details how to install Ubuntu by copying it to your MicroSD from a computer running Windows.
  • To start make sure your computer has a slot to insert the MicroSD card.
  • An Ubuntu SSO account is required to create the first user on an Ubuntu Core installation.
    so login or register.
  • Once logged in you can retrieve the Ubuntu SSH Keys. You will need these later when you load Ubuntu for the first time.
  • If you don't have a program to unzip .tz file then download 7Zip.
  • Next download the Ubuntu Mate from the Raspberry PI tab
  • Use 7Zip or whaterver program you use to unzip .tz to unzip the Ubuntu image .tz file
  • Next download and install Windows Disk Imager. Make sure you choose Create Desktop Shortcut as it will save you time later. You can always delete it when done
  • When completed choose to run Windows Disk Imager
  • Click the icon beside Image File to select the Ubuntu image

  • Use the device dropdown to choose your Micro SD card.
  • Click on Write and it will copy the image to the card.
  • After the copy completes successfully you are ready to install.
  • Insert the Micro SD card into your Raspberry PI and plug in the power.
  • You can follow the Ubuntu installation steps
My next step is installing .NET Core on Ubuntu. I will keep you posted.

If you are having trouble installing Ubuntu on Raspberry PI or have other questions, let me know. My email is Please follow me on twitter at @BerryPIChris

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