Sunday, 10 September 2017

Artful Aardvark Beta 1 and Mainline Kernel v4.13 Released

The first beta ISOs of Artful Aardvark (17.10) have now been released and so has the v4.13 mainline kernel so I've decided to combine both by taking Lubuntu Beta 1 and updating with the rolling 'unstable' kernel of v4.13.0-9 and produces ISOs for both Atom-based and Apollo-based mini PCs.

The ISOs can be downloaded from:
  • Atom (-i lubuntu-17.10-beta1-desktop-amd64.iso --rolling-unstable --atom)
  • Apollo (-i lubuntu-17.10-beta1-desktop-amd64.iso --rolling-unstable --apollo)
(ISOs removed due to Lenovo BIOS issues)
Both the official announcement for Lubuntu ( and the release notes ( should be read.

Whilst the ISOs target specific Intel architectures to ensure everything works they should also work on any Intel devices.

Anyone wanting to spin their own version can download the Lubuntu Beta 1 ISO from and respin using my '' script using the options above.

Please donate if you find the ISOs or script useful using the following link

1 comment:

  1. thank you for this release! unfortunatly i can not start synaptic or gparted from the menue, it works only in the bash.
    the internet-connections are working great, but like always no sound on my lenovo-yoga-tab 2 'cause of the missing drivers.
    also navit with gpsd cannot find the broadcom gnss geolocation sensor, i think it is also a driver problem ...
    and i could not find out how i simulate a right klick on a tablet yet ....