CraigT
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MagPi #60 - Raspberry Pi Desktop x86 ISO?

Wed Jul 26, 2017 7:15 pm

Hi all.

I have just received the latest MagPi #60 and was delighted to find the attached Raspberry Pi Desktop x86 DVD. :D
Unfortunately I then realised I hadn't bothered adding a DVD drive to my new computer. My intention was to run it VirtualBox, so I just need an ISO image ideally.

Is there, or where would the best place be to download the latest version of the ISO image (happy to do so as a torrent)?

Quite a few blogs from last year point to:
http://downloads.raspberrypi.org/pixel_ ... jessie.iso

But this one appears to be more up to date:
http://downloads.raspberrypi.org/rpd_x8 ... 017-06-23/

Is the latest one safe to use?

Many Thanks

Craig

DirkS
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Re: MagPi #60 - Raspberry Pi Desktop x86 ISO?

Wed Jul 26, 2017 8:12 pm

CraigT wrote:
Wed Jul 26, 2017 7:15 pm
But this one appears to be more up to date:
http://downloads.raspberrypi.org/rpd_x8 ... 017-06-23/

Is the latest one safe to use?
That's the latest iso. I installed it in a VBox VM and it's working fine.
It's the first version that can be installed. The previous one was actually a Live CD/

fruitoftheloom
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Re: MagPi #60 - Raspberry Pi Desktop x86 ISO?

Wed Jul 26, 2017 8:21 pm

CraigT wrote:
Wed Jul 26, 2017 7:15 pm
Hi all.

I have just received the latest MagPi #60 and was delighted to find the attached Raspberry Pi Desktop x86 DVD. :D
Unfortunately I then realised I hadn't bothered adding a DVD drive to my new computer. My intention was to run it VirtualBox, so I just need an ISO image ideally.

Is there, or where would the best place be to download the latest version of the ISO image (happy to do so as a torrent)?

Quite a few blogs from last year point to:
http://downloads.raspberrypi.org/pixel_ ... jessie.iso

But this one appears to be more up to date:
http://downloads.raspberrypi.org/rpd_x8 ... 017-06-23/

Is the latest one safe to use?

Many Thanks

Craig
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CraigT
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Re: MagPi #60 - Raspberry Pi Desktop x86 ISO?

Wed Jul 26, 2017 8:46 pm

Thanks DirkS

I can confirm it worked for me too (I have very little patience).

I downloaded the latest ISO image, checked the hash key and vaguely followed these instructions:
http://www.aoakley.com/articles/2017-07 ... ualbox.php
(The only thing I would add is that the PAE option could be ticked before ISO installation, to avoid the error message)

After installation, at the guest terminal I ran:

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sudo apt update
sudo apt upgrade
sudo apt install virtualbox-guest-dkms virtualbox-guest-x11
sudo shutdown -r now

The first two commands updated the system, the third allows for higher display resolutions and the fourth command reboots now that everything has been updated.

I was surprised there is not a link or even a mention of the ISO image on the main download page:
https://www.raspberrypi.org/downloads/

I can also confirm the desktop runs very well on a good PC/VM.

Happy hacking!

Craig

fruitoftheloom
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Re: MagPi #60 - Raspberry Pi Desktop x86 ISO?

Wed Jul 26, 2017 8:56 pm

CraigT wrote:
Wed Jul 26, 2017 8:46 pm
I was surprised there is not a link or even a mention of the ISO image on the main download page:
https://www.raspberrypi.org/downloads/
It is classed as BETA software as it still has a few foibles on some hardware, the next release will be based of Debian Stretch x86-32 which hopefully will allow for a full release.

https://wiki.debian.org/DebianStretch



I personally have a slightly "knackered" Acer Aspire 5332 Laptop with a 40GB SSD and this OS runs great installed as the only OS.
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CraigT
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Re: MagPi #60 - Raspberry Pi Desktop x86 ISO?

Wed Jul 26, 2017 8:58 pm

Thanks Fruity one.

That made for an interesting read.

Spooky that we both settled on the same article for the VM installation.

CraigT
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Re: MagPi #60 - Raspberry Pi Desktop x86 ISO?

Wed Jul 26, 2017 9:03 pm

fruitoftheloom wrote:
Wed Jul 26, 2017 8:56 pm
It is classed as BETA software as it still has a few foibles on some hardware, the next release will be based of Debian Stretch x86-32 which hopefully will allow for a full release.

Fair enough if it is BETA, but if they are happy enough to send out a copy on DVD and attach it to every MagPi, could they not post a link to the same ISO version online?

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