Install Ubuntu 16.04 MATE or Ubuntu 18.04 on a Raspberry Pi 3
You can do this from any Linux distribution.
A working Linux install with root privileges, a Raspberry Pi 3, A compatible Pi charger, a MicroSD card, and a compatible card reader for your computer. You’ll also need separate peripherals for the Pi.
- # – requires given linux commands to be executed with root privileges either directly as a root user or by use of
- $ – given linux commands to be executed as a regular non-privileged user
Ubuntu is the most popular Linux distribution, and the Raspberry Pi is easily the most popular single board computer… ever. So, it seems like a perfect match, right?
While setting up Ubuntu on the Raspberry Pi is easy, there isn’t an official Ubuntu desktop image for the Pi. Actually, the only official image for the Pi is the IoT focused Ubuntu Core. That’s probably not the version of Ubuntu that you’re thinking about for your Raspberry Pi projects, though.
Instead, there are a couple of options to get a more traditional Ubuntu experience on your Raspberry Pi.