Ubuntu on Raspberry 3B +

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Download image

We download the official image of Ubuntu 18.04 from http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/releases/18.04/release/ubuntu-18.04.1-preinstalled-server-armhf+raspi2.img.xz

Write image on SD card

My SD card is on drive sdb

xzcat ubuntu-18.04.1-preinstalled-server-armhf+raspi2.img.xz | dd bs=4M of=/dev/sdb
0+222067 records in
0+222067 records out
2361393152 bytes (2.4 GB, 2.2 GiB) copied, 184.237 s, 12.8 MB/s

Change bootloader

cd /mnt/
mkdir sdp1
mkdir sdp2
mount /dev/sdb1 sdp1/
mount /dev/sdb2 sdp2/
cd sdp1/

On file config.txt change these lines


by these ones:

initramfs initrd.img followkernel

Copy device-tree files

cp /mnt/sdp2/lib/firmware/4.15.0-1017-raspi2/device-tree/bcm2710-rpi-3-b-plus.dtb ./
cp -r /mnt/sdp2/lib/firmware/4.15.0-1017-raspi2/device-tree/overlays/ ./

We change files bootcode.bin, fixup.dat and start.elf

cd /tmp/
wget http://archive.raspberrypi.org/debian/pool/main/r/raspberrypi-firmware/raspberrypi-bootloader_1.20180417-1_armhf.deb
dpkg-deb -x raspberrypi-bootloader_1.20180417-1_armhf.deb /tmp/pi-bootloader
cd /tmp/pi-bootloader/boot
cp * /mnt/sdp1/

We update Wifi drivers

cd /mnt/sdp2/lib/firmware/brcm
mv brcmfmac43340-sdio.bin brcmfmac43340-sdio.bin.bak
wget https://github.com/RPi-Distro/firmware-nonfree/raw/master/brcm/brcmfmac43455-sdio.bin
wget https://github.com/RPi-Distro/firmware-nonfree/raw/master/brcm/brcmfmac43455-sdio.clm_blob
wget https://github.com/RPi-Distro/firmware-nonfree/raw/master/brcm/brcmfmac43455-sdio.txt

Unmount the SD card

cd /mnt/
umount sdp1
umount sdp2

The system boot, but kernel panic with network card,... kernel 4.15 does not work :(


Daniel Simao (talk) 23:48, 14 August 2018 (EDT)