Ubuntu Core 16 beta images available

Michael Vogt michael.vogt at canonical.com
Wed Sep 7 21:50:54 UTC 2016

Ubuntu Core 16 Images

The Ubuntu snappy team is happy to announce the first beta images for
Ubuntu Core 16.  The images use the snapd package manager to install
and update all components of the system including kernel, core, gadget
and applications.

The images are available for PC (amd64, i386) and Raspberry Pi2
(armhf). More architectures and boards (arm64 dragonboard, pi3) will
follow shortly. You can download them at:


The images are bootable, the pc image can be booted directly in
qemu-kvm or virtualenv. The pi2 image can be written to a sdcard via:

    unxz ubuntu-core-16-pc.img.xz
    dd if= ubuntu-core-16-pc.img of=/dev/sdXX

Where /dev/sdXX is the path of your sd card.

After booting the image you can enter your Ubuntu SSO email and it
will automatically create a matching user with the right ssh keys. If
you do not have an Ubuntu SSO account yet you can create one at:


These images follow the "beta" channel.

Enjoy the fresh images! If you find any bugs or issues, please let us
know via:


 Michael (on behalf of the snappy team)

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