Friday, 4 September 2020

Canonical announces new point releases - Ubuntu 20.04.2 and 18.04.5

Update: This work is superseded ... see Canonical announces new point releases - Ubuntu 20.04.3 and 18.04.6


This post has been updated with links to Ubuntu 20.04.2

Canonical have released both the first second point release of Ubuntu 20.04 Long-Term Support (LTS) as Ubuntu 20.04.2 and the fifth point release of Ubuntu 18.04 Long-Term Support (LTS) as Ubuntu 18.04.5.

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

Atom (-i ubuntu-20.04.2-desktop-amd64.iso --atom)
Apollo (-i ubuntu-20.04.2-desktop-amd64.iso --apollo)
Atom (-i ubuntu-18.04.5-desktop-amd64.iso --atom)
Apollo (-i ubuntu-18.04.5-desktop-amd64.iso --apollo)

I've also respun the 'Focal Fossa' desktop ISO with the '--server' option to create a pseudo server ISO suitable for Intel devices with a 32-bit bootloader:

Server (-i ubuntu-20.04.2-desktop-amd64.iso --server)

Also announced are the official 20.04.1 flavours of Ubuntu including Lubuntu which I've also respun to created an ISO suitable for Intel Atom devices:

Atom (-i lubuntu-20.04.2-desktop-amd64.iso --atom)


Downloading Note

After downloading an ISO file it is recommended to test that the file is correct and safe to use by verifying the integrity of the downloaded file. An error during the download could result in a corrupted file and trigger random issues during the usage of the ISO.

The program 'md5sum' is designed to verify data integrity using the MD5 (Message-Digest algorithm 5) 128-bit cryptographic hash. The MD5 calculation gives a checksum (called a hash value), which must equal the MD5 value of a correct ISO.

First open a terminal and go to the correct directory to check a downloaded ISO. Then run the command 'md5sum <ISO>' for example:
md5sum linuxium-atom-ubuntu-20.04.2-desktop-amd64.iso
'md5sum' should then print out a single line after calculating the hash:

31d672831759f015191190da88b1c5dd  linuxium-atom-ubuntu-20.04.2-desktop-amd64.iso

Compare the hash (the alphanumeric string on left) from your output with the corresponding hash below. If both hashes match exactly then the downloaded file is almost certainly intact. However if the hashes do not match then there was a problem with the download and you should download the file again.


ISO 'md5sum' hashes

31d672831759f015191190da88b1c5dd  linuxium-atom-ubuntu-20.04.2-desktop-amd64.iso
e33bec1268ef0413e38e58edb252951c  linuxium-apollo-ubuntu-20.04.2-desktop-amd64.iso
9b460cbc70020f117217bf96385d7a3f  linuxium-atom-ubuntu-18.04.5-desktop-amd64.iso
8231e6792cc3c8eed61dbe9b47563dc4  linuxium-apollo-ubuntu-18.04.5-desktop-amd64.iso
24174ea74a6c66e7747820ca1cb4db03  linuxium-ubuntu-20.04.2-server-amd64.iso
c58c1f3418fc3ece12edf2e23974725a  linuxium-atom-lubuntu-20.04.2-desktop-amd64.iso


Please donate if you find these ISOs useful.

27 comments:

  1. Hello, Thank you for your grate work. Is it possible to convert Debian using your tool for Atom? If yes how complicated will be?

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    1. Unfortunately the sheer overhead of supporting Debian for testing the script each time it was updated or with each new release of an OS would be too much.

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  2. Thank you! Been waiting for your releases! All ISOs are usefull, Ubuntu for full desktop, Server for experiments, Lubuntu for actual usage. Donated as well!

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  3. I just tested your tool with the current KDE Neon ISO but it sais Cannot determine distro codename. What to do ?

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    1. The have changed the format of the new Neon ISO. What options are you trying to respin with so I can see if there is a quick fix?

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    2. I have installed Mint Mate Ulyana on a "Compute Stick" STCK1A32WFC. It is a lapdock, I have attached this to a NexDock 1st gen. The Display works fine but I just can't get the keyboard working. It pairs. It is trusted. It even shows itself as connected. The touchpad works but the keyboard does not. I have upgraded to test whether it is a driver issue. I have been researching on google and various related forums for several days to no avail.

      I generally use my nexdock with an older raspberry pi 2, with the latest Raspbian buster installed. The keyboard works fine with this setup. Would any of your isos correct the problem. How bout your Chromium isos? This is what leads me to believe it is a driver problem. Many Raspberry pi Computers are used with various types of lapdocks.

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    3. Try respinning the current KDE Neon ISO with the latest version of 'isorespin.sh' as I've added a kludge to get around this issue.

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    4. @Dameocrat: You can try the Ubuntu 20.04.1 'atom' ISO above as it includes the RTL8723BS bluetooth user files that might help.

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  4. I have downloaded KDE neon. I have also downloaded isorespin.sh and placed it in /user/local/bin. Do I also place rtl8723bs_4_12_0_amd64_deb and
    wrapper-linuxium-install-broadcom-drivers.sh in user/local/bin . Also I am having difficulty formulating a command for it. I don't know how to specify -atom, when specifying the other stuff.

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    1. All you need is the latest version of 'isorespin.sh' in '/usr/local/bin' and the neon ISO. Then to respin the neon ISO, as that particular ISO does not support adding 32-bit GRUB packages, you need to pass '-b GRUB-64' as a parameter. If you want then want an 'Atom' respun ISO you also need to add '--atom' so the final command becomes 'isorespin.sh -i neon-user-20200827-0945.iso -b GRUB-64 --atom'.

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    2. It took me a while to install because the hub I was using for the wired usb w/keyboard failed me. Anyway, I tried kde neon, and had the same problem with my nexdock, whereby only the touchpad would work, but the keyboard would not,

      I generally try to get it working on my led tv, and found a problem with kde not having any sound or even finding a soundcard when attached to tv. It won't even output sound from the compute stick speakers. Any suggestions.

      I suppose you might suggest reinstalling Windows, but I just hate using Win10 on a device that is used on and off because the Win10 update process has become so fraught.

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    3. See 'Fixing broken HDMI audio (again)' (https://linuxiumcomau.blogspot.com/2018/03/fixing-broken-hdmi-audio-again.html).

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    4. Sorry I haven't gotten back with you before this. I have been busy. The 2 qt based distros Lubuntu, and KDE Neon are not working out. When I try a live cd w/persistents, my stick never remembers anything, even though casper-rw is definately on there. When I try to install it to an sdcard, it work on first boot, but after updating just the browser, I will end up at a grub prompt after rebooting. I wonder if they are both too big for my 16gb microsdcard. Is it possible to use a debian based distro like Crunchbang++ or Peppermint? How do I formulate a command to add the soundcard and bluetooth drivers.

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    5. There seems to have been a change since Ubuntu 20.04 where the persitence partition label was changed from 'casper-rw' to 'writable'. Although 'casper-rw' still works with Ubuntu some users have said it needs to be 'writable' with the official flavours. Can you use 'gparted' to change the label on your USB and see if that works?

      Regarding being dropped into GRUB after performing an update this may be due to installing on an sdcard and either not being able to find the drivers to access the sdcard or 'update-grub' changing the 'grub.cfg' file. For the former take a look at 'https://help.ubuntu.com/community/BootFromSD' and for the later check your 'grub.cfg' file for the correct UUID of the boot disk together with making sure the correct 'grub.cfg' is being used.

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  5. Will this work on STCK1A32WFC or do I need a different link.

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  6. Also do you have any ideas on my continuing problems with nexdock keyboard?

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    1. I've never used a Nexdock and am unfamiliar with the device.

      You mention you pair your Nexdock using bluetooth so my only suggestion is to try connecting using a cable to the USB ports and seeing if the keyboard then works.

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  7. Hi,

    Not shure I am posting at the right location. Here is my problem I encounter when trying to install Lubuntu on my PIPO X7 (Atom Bay trail with single W10 partition):

    After creating a respun isobootable USB key , and inserting it in an usb slot, I entered the UEFI setup to select the USB boot option:
    Available options are:- UEFI-IN EFI shell- UEFI OS- Windows boot manager- UEFI:Generic flashdisk 8.07
    But No "boot from USB" option is proposed

    Any ideas to force booting on usb ?.
    Thanks

    Bernard

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    1. I've just uploaded a new version of the Lubuntu ISO above which now fully supports the Calamares installer used by Lubuntu. Try using this ISO and see if it makes any difference.

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    2. Thanks ! It boots perfectly now from an USB key. However since your ISO doesn't offer persistence (I suppose), I tried to make an install on the PIPO's SSD using the "Install Lubuntu" file on the desktop. I doesn't work, apparently because of a flag issue on the boot partition. Unless I missed something, I I could not find howto instructions on your site.Is such installation possible and how ?

      Bernard

      (sorry for the belated answer, I hadn't seen your last post)

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    3. It should work. I do vaguely remember some message about the ESP flag. Take a look at https://manual.lubuntu.me/stable/1/1.3/installation.html down at the bottom of the page as it explains what you need to set.

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  8. Worked perfectly in my acer iconia w4-820, I just had to select "Try Ubuntu" and add a bluetooth keyboard in order to write my username and password.
    After that I selected onscreen keyboard and it works perfectly.
    Thanks ;-)

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    1. whai iso do you use?
      I try ubuntu 20.04 have no option "Try Ubuntu"
      how to setup secure boot

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  9. Greetings and thanks for your hard work on this. Could you advise as to if your Atom respins include the Intel Atom Cherry Trail x5 Z8300 processor?

    Best Regards,

    Ed Humble

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    1. Yes, the 'Atom" respins should work on an 'x5 Z8300' device.

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