Friday, 23 April 2021

Canonical have announced the release of Ubuntu 21.04 (Hirsute Hippo)


Canonical have announced the latest release of Ubuntu 21.04 (Hirsute Hippo).

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

Atom (-i ubuntu-21.04-desktop-amd64.iso --atom)
Apollo (-i ubuntu-21.04-desktop-amd64.iso --apollo)

Also announced are the official 21.04 flavours of Ubuntu including Lubuntu which I've also respun to created an ISO suitable for Intel Atom devices:

Atom (-i lubuntu-21.04-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-21.04-desktop-amd64.iso

'md5sum' should then print out a single line after calculating the hash:

2a16ded012decf9c5533692b7d0231f9  linuxium-atom-ubuntu-21.04-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

2a16ded012decf9c5533692b7d0231f9  linuxium-atom-ubuntu-21.04-desktop-amd64.iso
f131fab9d8ac7692923641dcd1f6c4e0  linuxium-apollo-ubuntu-21.04-desktop-amd64.iso
dc26eca9db2f10938090baeb4ea7d1fd  linuxium-atom-lubuntu-21.04-desktop-amd64.iso

Please donate if you find these ISOs useful.


  1. Hi,

    Flashed a Atom variant on a USB using etcher and booted on to a LiveMode HP elitepad 1000 G2 .... Getting random screen offs and almost all apps crashes.... Specifically all of crashes when i open Display settings menu.

    1. Can you try 'intel_idle.max_cstate=1' (see Kernel freezes under

  2. Hello,

    Installing on Minisforum N3450 with apollo device. After trying to connect to wifi, system gave a error, tried to continue and system kicked me out and restarted, but the system wont do anything. Will not boot at all, help!

    1. Minisforum told me 'traffic of your website cannot meet our requirements' and they are not interested in my reviews and support of their products. I suggest you contact them directly for help.