Tuesday, 29 September 2020

Canonical have announced a new point release for Ubuntu 16.04 LTS - 16.04.7 (Xenial Xerus)

Update: This work is superseded ... see 'ISOs' under 'Useful posts'.

Canonical have released the seventh point release of Ubuntu 16.04 Long-Term Support (LTS) as Ubuntu 16.04.7.

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

Atom (-i ubuntu-16.04.7-desktop-amd64.iso --atom)
Apollo (-i ubuntu-16.04.7-desktop-amd64.iso --apollo)


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-16.04.7-desktop-amd64.iso
'md5sum' should then print out a single line after calculating the hash:

e1c5c463c3d2078f7a26d65472b59973  linuxium-atom-ubuntu-16.04.7-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

e1c5c463c3d2078f7a26d65472b59973  linuxium-atom-ubuntu-16.04.7-desktop-amd64.iso
ee3367e767d2c0938cc12776d5cf288d  linuxium-apollo-ubuntu-16.04.7-desktop-amd64.iso


Please donate if you find these ISOs useful.

9 comments:

  1. is there a trick to making this work on the 1GB/8GB intel stick? I get the dreaded "you need more disk space to install this" error

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    1. I've not tried this but looking at the code suggests booting the respun ISO and then selecting 'Try Ubuntu' followed by opening a terminal window and entering 'sudo vi /usr/lib/ubiquity/ubiquity/misc.py' and changing line 865 from 'min_disk_size = size * 2 # fudge factor' to 'min_disk_size = size * 1 # fudge factor' then saving the file and finally clicking on the installer to see if it installs.

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    2. can the newest isorespun for plasma mobile iso?

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    3. Yes. But within the limitations of the Plasma Mobile ISO in that it is not a "true" Ubuntu ISO so a 32-bit bootloader cannot be added (therefore when respinning it is necessary to include the '-b GRUB-64' option) however the latest ISO already includes a 32-bit bootloader which allows the ISO to boot.

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    4. Can you make iso from jingos? Linux-Based Mobile OS for Tablet. https://en.jingos.com/

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    5. JingOS download requires an email to get a link to the ISO so until that 'harvesting' is removed I'm not going to look at it.

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  2. Any way to add manually JingOS with your script? I'm trying to do it myself with no success yet.

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    1. JingOS download requires an email to get a link to the ISO so until that 'harvesting' is removed I'm not going to look at it.

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    2. Sorry, I was referring to manually add the already downloaded ISO using command line.

      I just wanted to use your upgrade kernel and Atom options to recreate the ISO using your script.

      Thanks for your effort and your awesome script.

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