Ubuntu 14.04.3 Desktop Image for Intel Atom Z3735F mini PCs and Sticks

If you’ve been trying to run Ubuntu on Intel Atom Z3735F, chances are that you’ve come across Ian Morrison (Linuxium) work, even MeegoPad T02 is using one of its older Ubuntu image (without his direct knowledge / authorization), and the developer has now released an Ubuntu 14.04.3 Desktop image for Intel Atom Z3735F based devices around five days after the official Canonical release.

Ubuntu_14.04.3_MeegoPad_T02The official Ubuntu 14.04.3 includes the newer 3.19 Linux kernel from Ubuntu 15.04, and a matching X.org stack, and has been upgraded that way for hardware enablement, i.e. to support more hardware platforms. Unfortunately, the image for Z3735F is still using a 3.16 kernel because some dynamic kernel modules only work with 3.16. The image supports 32-bit and a 64-bit bootloaders and includes WiFi, Bluetooth, and Audio support.

If you’d like to update Ubuntu on your device, download and flash ubuntu-14.04.3-desktop-linuxium.iso to a USB drive with ‘Rufus’ in Windows or ‘dd’ in Linux. Insert the USB flash drive in your device, and press F7 or F10 (depending on your UEFI device) in order to select the mass storage device to boot to, and complete the installation. All features should work right after installation with a 64-bit bootloader as found in Intel Compute Stick, but if you have a 32-bit bootlader as found in MeegoPad T02, you’ll have to run two extra scripts: 

Good luck! If you appreciate Ian’s work, you can consider leaving a donation on his Paypal account.

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Fame Monster
Fame Monster
6 years ago

Any chance to get Z3736f on Pipo X8 running Ubuntu?

NIPSZX
NIPSZX
6 years ago

Will this image work on a Vensmile W10 IPC002?

Damon
Damon
5 years ago

Looks like this image is corrupt. When I try to mount the ISO in Windows, it says the image is corrupt, and when I dd it with Rufus to a usb drive and boot it on my “Meedoesn’tGoPad”, there are lots of errors showing when checking the usb for errors from the grub screen.

Edward
Edward
5 years ago

I did this to my Meegopad T02 and it worked very well. Only thing not functioning was the Bluetooth in the device. When I put a doggle on it though it worked fine. A note to the one with the corrupt image. In another case, doing something similar to an Asus tablet I had to do a download from the same server, I had to repeat the download about four times before I ended up with a good copy.

Peter
Peter
5 years ago

Hi, I have problem install linuxium-32bit-patch.sh. After installing is problem to open terminal= NOT POSSIBLE could somebody help me?

olin
olin
5 years ago

I’ve installed this image on my Tronsmart Ara IZ37 (Atom Z3735f). There’s few steps I did: – during boot I pressed Esc which opened boot menu and then booted up from the USB disk – on the boot menu I chose: “Try Ubuntu without installing” – on the first try Ubuntu got frozen in the Unity desktop so I restarted and tried again (same steps) – I backed up the whole /dev/mmcblk0 to attached USB hard disk using dd (just in case I need it) – I disconnected ethernet and wifi – run the Ubuntu installation (icon on the desktop),… Read more »

Andrei Lavreniyuk
Andrei Lavreniyuk
4 years ago

Ubuntu kernel 4.8.4-27.29 for Acer Aspire Switch 10 SW5-012 (Ubuntu 16.04/16.10)

https://github.com/AndyLavr/Aspire-SW5-012_Kernel_4.8/tree/Ubuntu-4.8.4-27.29

gencap
gencap
4 years ago

@Andrei:

Thank you for your kernel!

I’m going to try it with my Acer Aspire Switch 10 which is still waiting for a solution to enable sound
and other hardware support.

Please, (cross)post your news also in specific forum topics (there should be something related to Switch 10).

GC

Andrei Lavreniyuk
Andrei Lavreniyuk
4 years ago

Acerium Project
Ubuntu kernel and Live CD for Acer Aspire Switch 10 SW5-012 Z3537F

http://acerium.ru/

Nikkiita
Nikkiita
4 years ago

What about Wintel w8 mini-pc?

vnx
vnx
3 years ago

Download is not possible. Google says I need permission to access this file.

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