Booting a Headless Raspberry Pi Using an Ubuntu Image

In this simplified guide, we will see how to run Ubuntu on raspberry pi. What you need to follow in this guide are is a Raspberry Pi Kit composed of:

Raspberry Pi Kit

i) A raspberry pi (obviously)
ii) An SD card (Ideally 32 GB)
iii) An SD card reader/writer
iv) The power supply
v) An Ethernet cable (not in the kit)

You can buy a kit from Banggood at: https://www.banggood.com/fr/Catda-4GB-RAM-Raspberry-Pi-4B-+-Black-Cover-Box-+-Power-Supply-+-32-or-64GB-Memory-Card-+Micro-HDMI-DIY-Kit-p-1770449.html?rmmds=myorder&cur_warehouse=CN&ID=56726447184

You will also need a Linux-based system that is connected to the same router as the Ethernet cable.

STEP 1

Download an Ubuntu Raspberry pi image from https://ubuntu.com/download/raspberry-pi

$ wget https://ubuntu.com/download/raspberry-pi/thank-you?version=20.04.2&architecture=server-arm64+raspi

STEP 2

Decompress the “xz” file using this command:

$ xz -d [name of image].img.xz

STEP 3

Plug the SD card (using the reader/writer) and find its device name. To find the name of the latest plugged USB device you can you the dmesg command:

$ dmesg | tail -10

tail -10” shows the 10 last lines of dmesg

[ WARNING: Be sure that you have the right device name. Otherwise, you may break your system.]

STEP 4

Copy the image into the SD card:

$ sudo dd bs=4M if=[image name].img of=/dev/sda conv=fsync

STEP 5

Plug the raspberry pi: the SD card, the power supply, and the ethernet cable. Then power it on.

STEP 6

Find the IP address of the Raspberry Pi. You can use the “$nmap” for this:

$ nmap -sP [IP address, example: 192.168.1.4]/[subnet mask, example: 24]

More details here: https://vitux.com/find-devices-connected-to-your-network-with-nmap/

STEP 7

Ssh into the raspberry pi:

$ ssh ubuntu@[IP address]

The password is: ubuntu

Conclusion

That is it. You now have access to a Raspberry PI system. Congratulation.

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