Friday, 6 April 2018

Fourth look at Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver) Beta 2


Canonical have now made available the Beta 2 (Final Beta) of the upcoming Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver) release.

I've respun the ISO using my 'isorespin.sh' script and created ISOs suitable for Intel Atom and Intel Apollo Lake devices:

  • Atom (-i ubuntu-18.04-beta2-desktop-amd64.iso --atom)
  • Apollo (-i ubuntu-18.04-beta2-desktop-amd64.iso --apollo)

The release announcement provides a link to the release notes together with highlighting that "The beta images are known to be reasonably free of showstopper CDbuild or installer bugs, while representing a very recent snapshot of 18.04 that should be representative of the features intended to ship with the final release expected on April 26th, 2018". Note that two of the documented bugs with the ISO include slow booting and issues with reboot.

Please donate if you find the ISOs or script useful using the following link http://goo.gl/nXWSGf.

34 comments:

  1. I tried to respun:
    ./isorespin.sh -i ubuntu-17.10.1-desktop-amd64.iso --atom -k v4.12.12
    but i have a kernel error. After a bit analysis i modify this line of code:

    MAINLINE_INITRD=$(ls -t iso-chroot/boot/initrd* 2> /dev/null | tail -1)

    so i changed head with tail and now the respun is ok.
    Can you fix the shell ? Thanks

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    1. It is because you are downgrading the kernel on the ISO that you need 'tail' rather than 'head'. I've now fixed the script to allow both upgrades and downgrades to the kernel. Can you download the script again and test?

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    2. I have downloaded the new script and I confirm that it works so bug fixed :) Thanks again. I don't know why for alfawise x5 i need to downgrade the kernel.

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    3. If it is related to audio have you tried using the default kernel from the ISO and trying the fix I posted here: http://linuxiumcomau.blogspot.com.au/2017/10/fixing-broken-hdmi-audio.html

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    4. Yes, i tried but no device can manage sound

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  2. Hi there!
    First of all... Keep up the good work!! And thanks for the script!
    Gonna try this one... Haven't been able to work WiFi, Touch or audio on my Atom device and can't figure out why... :(
    Thing is... I have an obsolete distro based on ubuntu that works... but is pretty limited and I don't like it.
    I'll keep trying though, thanks again.

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  3. Hi

    Tried on teclast x98 pro.
    could manage to install then boot.
    Wifi OK.
    But touchscreen is inverted.
    usb works during live install, but no more after reboot.
    Battery indicator seems to work.

    Very hard to do anything without keyboard and inverted touch screen. I could manage to upgrade the packages and reboot. But still the same.
    I have network access, but don't have openssh.

    What version should I install for x98 pro? (with everything working)

    Thanks

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    1. Have you tried using the 'xrandr' command for screen rotation (see the 'Rotation issues' section in my documentation)?

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  4. Hi!

    I tried this out on an Acer Switch 3. Overall, it works pretty much perfectly, except the touchpad doesn't work at all. Keep up the good work!

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    1. There are some touchpad patches coming soon upstream so hopefully it won't be too long before it is fixed.

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  5. Hello Linuxium

    First of all, thank you for this great job you do here!


    I'm trying to install Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver) Beta 2 on my notebook (Atom Z3735F) using your respin.

    I can start live version, wifi OK (sound, video, SD card not yet tested).
    After I install it to my notebook, the OS starts OK but after login it goes to sleep after about 10 seconds of running. If i press Power button, I can log in again but after 10 second, it goes again to sleep.

    Can you help me?

    This is my pastebin
    https://pastebin.com/3mUeww1j

    Thank you very much!

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    1. Can you make sure your 'Secure Boot' setting is disabled in the BIOS and also disable TPM if possible. And if you have the ability to change the 'OS Selection' setting in tbe BIOS can you set to Linux or similar?

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    2. I disabled TPM, now I can't start the device anymore. Power led is on + blank screen.

      Any idea how can I go back?

      Thanks

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    3. Just go back into the BIOS and enable TPM again. Hit F7 (or whatever key accesses your BIOS) immediately after power-on.

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    4. Blank screen+power led on. I can't go anywhere. I sent the notebook to service.
      I've read that is a common error for Atom bios.

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    5. When you get it back you'll be able to try the release version of Ubuntu 18.04 LTS rather than a beta version.

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    6. Just tested release version. The live one works ok: wifi, sound, display.
      After installing it, same problem: it goes to sleep after 5-10 seconds

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    7. Are there any messages in the 'dmesg' log either immediately prior or after sleeping?

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    8. I find out that is an old bug (https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/systemd/+bug/1438301) about bogus lid switch.

      I also found a solution, at least on XFCE Desktop (currently on Peppermint): In Power Option there is a simple option about lid and actions when closed. I just changed the default option (Suspend) to any other. Now I can use my notebook.

      Btw, I installed Peppermint using original iso + bootia32.efi copied in EFI folder + rtl8723bs_4.12.0_amd64.deb for Wifi.


      My next problem to solve is about sound in jack (I don't tested HDMI one). Sometimes Pulseaudio is running OK, driver is loaded in pavucontrol but no sound coming. No sound from tester in pavucontrol or from terminal using speaker-test command.

      Any advice?

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    9. thank you for your work.
      are you going to respin the release version of Ubuntu 18.04 LTS for apollo lake devices?
      I don´t think i have the abilities to do it myself.

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    10. @Oboyle SRL: Start by using the latest kernel (v4.17-rc4) together with the UCM files and see if 'aplay' on a device will work.

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    11. @cedric shadok: See http://linuxminipcs.com/ubuntu-18-04-lts-bionic-beaver

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  6. nice work

    but touch screen is not working in my chuwi hi10 pro, can you help me?

    wifi perfect
    battery indicator ok

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    1. Can you post a link to 'dmesg' immediately after booting?

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    2. dmesg in terminal

      https://docs.google.com/document/d/1T7bjbfdOz6MOu6I6XKw4FALlwrRjxjpBS6hcvhnETrc/edit?usp=sharing

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    3. For touch screen you need the firmware (see https://github.com/edward-p/mssl1680-firmware) and for sound you might have to try some of the audio fixes I've posted like http://linuxiumcomau.blogspot.com.au/2017/10/fixing-broken-hdmi-audio.html and http://linuxiumcomau.blogspot.com.au/2018/03/fixing-broken-hdmi-audio-again.html

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  7. Hi linuxium,

    thanks for help us with your work!

    I have booted the iso(I have an atom z8350) and it looked works well but no. Ubuntu goes so laggy; wifi, bluetooth, audio and touchpad doesn't work(sd card not tested). Could you help me? I have to say i'm so noobie in this OS...

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    1. Start by reading the documentation (link top right) as this includes pointers for all of the issues you mention.

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  8. hi ! can you add iso with stable version of 18.04 please ?

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    1. See http://linuxminipcs.com/ubuntu-18-04-lts-bionic-beaver

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    2. ohhh thank you so much ! i will donate asap again for yours great work !

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  9. Hi Linuxium
    my Device is yoga book which is atom x5, i cant get those work sound, bluetooth, wifi, auto rotaing,.... any idea about how to fix those? by the way i tried the whole fixxes above in the comments with no luck

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