Install Ubuntu Server
As an alternative to Ubuntu Core, you can also install Ubuntu Server 16.04 LTS, where you can use your favourite development tools to create and run snaps.
- An Ubuntu SSO account with an SSH key
- A Samsung Artik 5 or 10
- A SD card
- An Ubuntu Server image
1 Setup an Ubuntu SSO account
2 Download Ubuntu Core
3 Set your board to boot from the SD card
Before installing Ubuntu, you need to set your Artik to boot from the SD card, to do so, set the "SW2" switches to
4 Install Ubuntu Server
Booting the board from the SD Card will start the Ubuntu installer:
- Insert the SD card in your Samsung ARTIK
- Connect the 5V power supply to the board, then use the power button on the board to switch on your Samsung ARTIK
- The system will automatically execute the first stage of installation
- Follow the instructions and enter appropriate options for language, WiFi, location (timezone), and keyboard layout
- Pick a hostname, user account and password
- Wait for the configuration to finish. If you connected to a WiFi network at step 4, it will take several minutes to download and apply additional updates. You can now reboot the system
- Ubuntu is installed. Use your account and password to log in
First boot tips
- During setup,
console-confwill download the SSH key registered with your Store account and configure it so you can log into the device via
ssh <Ubuntu SSO account name>@<device IP address>without a password.
- There is no default
ubuntuuser on these images, but you can run
sudo passwd <account name>to set a password if you need a local console login.
Before you start, get your IoT security story straight
A recent Canonical survey of 2,000 consumers suggests that a shockingly high percentage of connected devices may be vulnerable to botnets, hackers and cyber attacks:
- Only 31% of consumers update the firmware on their connected devices as soon as updates become available.
- 40% of consumers have never performed firmware updates on their connected devices
- 40% of consumers believe that performing firmware updates on their connected devices is the responsibility of either software developers or the device manufacturer