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Old 24-01-2019, 01:34 PM
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install to Raspberry pi

Folks,
I have downloaded Ubuntu Mate 16.04 and it arrives as an xz file on my desktop computer.

Place it on the Pi via a thumb drive, is this correct?
At this stage I am stumped, how do you use the xz file?


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Old 24-01-2019, 01:59 PM
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If it is a new Pi you probably need to unzip the file and it should be a disc image, then you need to move it to a micro SD card with something like Lili (Linux Live image writer) which creates a bootable card from it.

You might be able to make a bootable USB stick with Lili and install from the stick, which you can do for a desktop machine but I have never looked at doing it for Ubuntu Mate.

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sudo apt-get install gddrescue xz-utils
unxz ubuntu-mate-16.04.2-desktop-armhf-raspberry-pi.img.xz
sudo ddrescue -D --force ubuntu-mate-16.04.2-desktop-armhf-raspberry-pi.img /dev/sdX


Do an ls on /dev/sd* to see what value of X should be above.

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My assumption is/was that he is trying to install Ubuntu onto a currently blank card for a Pi, presumably from a Windows machine.
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Old 24-01-2019, 05:38 PM
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do you have the 3b or the 3b+ theres currently issues with the 3b+ and ubuntu mate not booting. there are apparently workarounds but none that I know of off hand.
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Thanks

Thank you Octane, your reply showed what was required. The move was from a Apple
computer not my Linux,

so the required command was "etcher" and this installed everything showing a progress bar as it executed.The Pi then used Ubuntu Mate

This had the effect of Octanes terminal command.


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