Saturday, 1 October 2016

Second Beta for Ubuntu 16.10 (Yakkety Yak) on Intel Compute Sticks Released

UpdateThis work is superseded by my '' script which can respin an official ISO suitable for use on Intel Atom devices.

The Ubuntu team has just announced the final beta release of Ubuntu 16.10 Desktop, Server, and Cloud products. Codenamed "Yakkety Yak" 16.10 the beta release also includes images for the Kubuntu, Lubuntu, Ubuntu GNOME, Ubuntu Kylin, Ubuntu MATE, and Ubuntu Studio flavours.

So that Intel Compute Stick owners do not miss out I have re-spun the official Ubuntu and

Ubuntu 16.10 Beta 2 Intel Compute Stick ISO

Lubuntu ISOs to include a modified kernel that supports HDMI audio and wifi on all Intel Compute Stick models which can be downloaded by clicking on the captions below the images.

Lubuntu 16.10 Beta 2 Intel Compute Stick ISO

The included kernel 4.8.0-14.15 can also be downloaded as an upgrade script by clicking on the link and installed after making it executable (enter 'chmod 755') and then running it as 'root' ('sudo ./').

Additionally I've released an upgraded kernel: 4.8.0-17.19 called '' for those wishing to be on the very latest release.

Acknowledgements: Canonical Ltd. (Ubuntu), Pierre-Louis Bossart (HDMI audio), Linuxium (v4.8 HDMI audio), Daniel Bilik (C-state), Bastien Nocera (WiFi) and Larry Finger (Bluetooth).


  1. I all ready have a server on my m5 "Linux 4.4.0-38-generic #57-Ubuntu SMP Tue Sep 6 15:42:33 UTC 2016 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux"

    Would it be good for me to install this? I got mine all set up all ready and it's working good. Just installed it from the ISO months ago now.

    -Raymond Day

    1. This is still a beta so I would wait for the official 16.10 release due out next week.