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idata
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Has anyone upgraded their Ubuntu 14.04 LTS Stick to a later version?

I've recently purchased the Ubuntu ComputeStick to use on my LG 60" Plasma HDTV.

I have the unit working now perfectly, but I am wondering if it is possible to upgrade the OS to a later or the latest version of Ubuntu.

I modified the update-manager configuration files (currently set NOT to look for a version upgrade) to now look for such upgrades, but when I tried the upgrade, I was told there was not enough space on the drive to perform the upgrade.

Anyone had any success with such an upgrade? Like to share your process?

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idata
Community Manager
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Hello Korfuntu,

 

 

You should be able to upgrade it, I don't see why not, I have not done it personally but if somebody else has done it, it will be great if the information can be shared here.

 

 

In addition, I suggest you to ask the ubuntu community, as they will be able to assist you as well.

 

 

 

Best wishes,

 

 

Ivan

 

UUbIx
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Hello Ivan,

hmmm... I'm not sure that it works. Depending on used type of stick (mainly the WLAN/BT driver from some variants are not supported and can't work after update).

See integrated WiFi or WLAN and Bluetooth (e.g. STCK1A32WFC):

http://ark.intel.com/compare/91979,91980,91981,91065,91064,86612 http://ark.intel.com/compare/91979,91980,91981,91065,91064,86612

The Realtek SDIO Driver RTL8723BS must be downloaded and compiled from:

https://github.com/hadess/rtl8723bs https://github.com/hadess/rtl8723bs

Ulf

idata
Community Manager
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Thanks for the information UbIx

 

 

You are right on that and actually the Intel® Compute Stick STCK1A32WFC was made to work specially with Windows® and not with Ubuntu, the version that comes with Ubuntu is the Intel Compute Stick STCK1A8LFC has Ubuntu 14.04 LTS 64-bit pre-installed with all necessary drivers.

 

 

You might be able to install Ubuntu on the Intel® Compute Stick STCK1A32WFC but it will not work as it should.

 

 

With the Intel Compute Stick STCK1A8LFC, I can see that customers have installed http://linuxiumcomau.blogspot.com/2016/05/ubuntu-flavoured-1604-isos-for-atom.html Linuxium but we don't have any reports of any other upgrade.

 

You can see http://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/support/boards-and-kits/intel-compute-stick/000005899.html Supported Operating Systems for Intel® Compute Stick

 

 

Regards,

 

 

Ivan

 

UUbIx
Novice
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Hi Ivan,

independent from supported OS or not. I use the Stick with openSUSE Tumbleweed (Secured) on the internal 32GB microSD-Card. This works, after short trouble during the BIOS update to 0031 fine on the STCK1A32WFC. Only not so nice thing, is that the selection of Windows 10 and Tumbleweed must be done as supported OS in the BIOS settings!

So normally I don't use the integrated WLAN and BT, but for testing I installed the kernel developer packages and the driver from git:

https://github.com/hadess/rtl8723bs https://github.com/hadess/rtl8723bs

Regards Ulf

idata
Community Manager
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Thank you UbIx for the information.

 

 

So far the operating system that Intel has validated are on the link that is posted above, any other operating system we cannot guarantee full functionality but I don't see the reason why they will not work in your system as operating system like Ubuntu and Ubuntu flavors work pretty much in any system.

 

 

 

Regards,

 

 

Ivan

 

idata
Community Manager
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Hi,

I am using Ubuntu 16.04 64bit with the STK1AW32SC. BIOS set to either 64bit windows or Android mode (bios 29). All hardware appears to work fine.

idata
Community Manager
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Thanks for the information jonesd , I'm glad that your unit is working fine with the Ubuntu version installed.

 

 

 

Regards,

 

 

 

Ivan

 

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