Install Ubuntu on a Raspberry Pi 2, 3 or 4

Running Ubuntu on your Raspberry Pi is easy. Just pick the OS image you want, flash it onto a microSD card, load it onto your Pi and away you go.

First time installing Ubuntu on Raspberry Pi?

Follow our desktop or server tutorials.

Download your Ubuntu Pi image

Raspberry Pi 2

Raspberry Pi 3

Raspberry Pi 4

Ubuntu Desktop 20.10

The latest development release of Ubuntu with nine months of support, until July 2021.


Which image should I pick?

If you are wondering which download to pick, here are a few pointers on the options.

Desktop vs Server


The full Ubuntu Desktop image is large but it contains everything you need to turn a Raspberry Pi into your main PC. Surf the web, watch videos, write some documents, do some shopping — whatever you like. However, because of its size it only works on the Raspberry Pi 4 models with 4GB or 8GB of RAM. The Ubuntu Server image is much smaller, you can install flavours of the Ubuntu Desktop on top of it, it gives you access to the Ubuntu CLI and by extension, all of the latest open source. Ubuntu Server works on the Raspberry Pi 2, 3 and 4.

32 bit vs 64 bit


The Raspberry Pi 2 only supports 32 bits, so that’s an easy choice. However the Raspberry Pi 3 and 4 are 64 bit boards. According to the Raspberry Pi foundation, there are limited benefits to using the 64 bit version for the Pi 3 due to the fact that it only supports 1GB of memory; however, with the Pi 4, the 64 bit version should be faster.

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