Snappy Ubuntu Core is a minimal version of Ubuntu intended for large-scale deployments, bringing transactional updates.

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What is Snappy Ubuntu Core?

Before everyone rushes to mark this as a duplicate, I have indeed read the other threads here and here, googled this, and visited the snappy homepage here searching to clear my confusion, and I ...
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What commands are needed to install Ubuntu Core?

Ubuntu Core's wiki page page contains the instructions to install Ubuntu Core on a target media: Uncompress (do not unpack) rootfs Format target media: at least one partition should be ext2, ...
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Can I download Ubuntu 'Lite' - just the core?

As a bit of a personal project im wanting to create a very lightweight desktop environment with something like fluxbox. As a start point im wanting to use something like a lightweight version of ...
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Can I run Snappy Ubuntu Core as a guest inside Docker?

I'm aware that Snappy Ubuntu can host Docker containers. My question is whether it can also be run inside a container, as a Docker guest. The reason I'm asking is that I can't find any Snappy VM ...
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Snappy Ubuntu, how does it relate to Nix and Guix?

I searched for a comparison but found non and am not quite well informed enough to do it myself right now. All of them provide transactional updates, but different levels of containment. Snappy ...
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Difference between Snappy and Click

I don't understand the difference between Snappy and Click. Both allow for image based system updates. Both use app armor to confine apps. Soon Click will run on the desktop, phone and tablet and ...
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Snappy Ubuntu Core, no Docker or Owncloud in 'store'

I downloaded the image of Snappy Ubuntu Core for the Beaglebone Black, Alpha 2. When I now try to install Docker or Owncloud it cannot be found. Nor are the apps/framework available through the WebDM ...
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How to install snappy Ubuntu 15.04 Core images on a PC

Can you please help with some instructions on how to install Snappy Ubuntu core on an AMD64 PC? I can find the image at this URL. But I've not been successful installing booting it of an USB and ...
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Play audio on Ubuntu Core!

I installed Ubuntu Core 14.04 AMD 64. Now I want to play an audio! What exactly should be installed?! (I got this message on webkitgtk: jack server is not running or cannot be started) I got this by ...
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where is the 32 bit ubuntu snappy core image

The Ubuntu Website states that Ubuntu Core is Now available on a wide range of 32 and 64-bit ARM and X86 platforms. The following page says 64-bit PC (AMD64) snappy image Choose this to ...
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How can I run a Snappy / ubuntu-core image with LXD

I would like to run Ubuntu Snappy in an LXC container. There isn't an existing snappy image at the default https://images.linuxcontainers.org repo, but I was wondering if this is something others ...
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Ubuntu-Core Snappy ssl-certificate error

yesterday i was testing the new ubuntu core image for the raspberry pi 2. Everything started perfectly but i got an ssl-certificate error for every snappy command i wanted to execute. Internet ...
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Supercomputer from old computers [closed]

I have many computers sitting around. A netbook A laptop A desktop And another Desktop I was wondering if there is any software that is capable of taking the processing power of the computers ...
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Packages for Ubuntu Core Snappy

How can I find out what packagges are available for Ubuntu Core? I've googled everything, but I can't seem to find a website like packages.ubuntu.com for Core.
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How can I install Cinnamon on a minimal CLI installation?

I've come across similar, already answered questions on this website; however none of them deals with starting from the scratch - the Ubuntu core. The normal release of 12.04 was not responding well ...
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What is the difference between a Snappy apps and Charms (and click)

I have heard that the system in use to package and install apps in sandboxes on ubuntu is the click package on the desktopNext and phone/tablet. If I have understood well, a snappy ubuntu core apps, ...
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Why is Ubuntu moving to Snappy packages?

Why Ubuntu dumping .deb packages and moving to .snappy packages? (At least for now they are keeping .deb package for normal distributions). .deb is already the most popular packaging out there. ...
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How to connect wifi network from raspberry pi 2 (snappy)

I've set up new raspberry pi 2 with snappy core. And I couldn't find how to connect wifi network from snappy terminal. My wifi dongle working correctly but there is no iwconfig in snappy core. Wlist ...
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How do you compare Ubuntu Server to Snappy Ubuntu Core?

How do you compare Ubuntu Server to Snappy Ubuntu Core for a single-board computer (SBC)? From what I've read I understand that the package managing system is different in Snappy. But, in general ...
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What is Ubuntu Core? [duplicate]

What exactly is Ubuntu Core, and how does it relate to Ubuntu itself (i.e. the main desktop and server distribution)? I've read the answer to this question, which says it's just a minimal install of ...
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Unable to connect to Snappy Ubuntu Core via ssh [closed]

I have installed the Snappy Ubuntu Core alpha using KVM, but cannot connect to it using SSH. SSH returns ssh_exchange_identification: read: Connection reset by peer, which seems like a server-side ...
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Is there a way to add repo to Snappy ubuntu core?

I am trying to install more stuff and I am seeing very little in snappy's install. Is there a way to use apt-get or add repositories to install?
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Admin users on an Ubuntu Core installation

I installed Ubuntu Core using these instructions, and added a user. But when I try to add the user to the admin group, it says the group does not exist. What do I do? PS I had to install sudo, ...
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Are Click packages obsoleted by Snappy packages?

Are Click packages obsoleted by Snappy packages? Should I focus on learning how to make snappy packages, and ignore the click documentation?
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Ubuntu Core Snappy Touch GUI app kiosk

I just learned about Ubuntu Core Snappy about 2 hours ago. I was very excited as I was thinking about making a stand alone java application that has a simple full screen touch GUI. This would be a ...
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Ubuntu core on new Nexus 7?

Does Ubuntu Core (not Ubuntu Touch) also work on the new Nexus 7 with 1080p screen? It doesn't yet mention anything about the newer Nexus 7, just wondering if it is supported? If it is not ...
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How to create local repository for Ubuntu Snappy

How to create local repository for Ubuntu Snappy? For example I use reprepro to create Ubuntu repository for deb packages.
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start GUI interface from command line in snappy ubuntu

How can i get into desktop /gui of snappy ubuntu from putty? startx command is not working or is there any way to do loke real vnc m using raspberry pi2+snappy core
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RTLinux on Ubuntu 14.10 - AMD x64 machine

Can I install a full PREEMPT kernel on Ubuntu 14.10? I've found a lot of tutorials on the web, but none worked for me, 'cause I think they are out of date.
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How do I add a text editor to a ubunto core, snappy system? [closed]

I've been trying out snappy. (http://developer.ubuntu.com/en/snappy/).I got the snappy image to boot up under virtual box. I see that it doesn't come with any apps already installed, which is just ...
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Running latest docker version with snappy ubuntu core

I created a KVM virtual machine on my ubuntu 14.10 box using instructions at this link - http://www.ubuntu.com/cloud/tools/snappy#snappy-local After installing docker and executing docker --version ...
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Some modules doesn't load on boot up

I have tried to build my custom installation of ubuntu using Ubuntu-core. All work the way I wanted except some modules for my devices like my touchpad and wireless doesn't load automatically, so I ...
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How is Snappy Ubuntu Core faster than Ubuntu

While many questions answer what is Snappy Core, I've yet to see an answer of how Snappy is faster (as claimed here) than traditional package management in Ubuntu. I get that rolling back and stuff ...
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ubuntu core webdm alpha for Beaglebone Black not booting

I have tried the flashing SD card for Beaglebone Black with 'Ubuntu Core WEBDM' image i.e. 'ubuntu-core-WEBDM-alpha-02_armhf-bbb.img' as mentioned in the steps here. But the system is not booted. I ...
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Bios clock reset on every boot.. hardware or software failure?

I am running crunchbang (#!) linux on my netbook (which uses an ubuntu core). When I start my netbook (running on battery) I am prompted to reset my Bios settings. This causes some problems with my ...
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What are dynamic and static linking?

I hear the terms "Dynamically linked" and "Statically linked" tossed around in regards to packaging, and I have never been clear on what these terms actually mean. What are dynamic and static ...
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What are the features in Snappy Ubuntu that make it more secure than the normal Ubuntu?

I am thinking of using Snappy Ubuntu for IoT application. Security is important in IoT. What is the difference between Snappy Ubuntu and the normal Ubuntu that makes Snappy more secure compared to ...
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Snappy on Raspberry Pi 2 failing to boot

I've just got brand new Raspberry Pi 2 model B, and tried to install Snappy Ubuntu Core alpha-02 on a brand new Samsung EVO 16 GB micro SD card. When I boot the Pi, I don't see it appear on the ...
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How are the Ubuntu Core rootfs built?

Ubuntu provides "Ubuntu Core" rootfs for a range of architectures however the wiki page (https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Core) does not provide any information on how these rootfs are generated or what is the ...
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Unable to install a package in ubuntu-core-14.04-core-armhf

I am using Ubuntu based rootfs on arm devices for the first time, and need some help I am using the ubuntu-core-14.04-core-armhf.tar.gz I want to install a package called as evtest which can be ...
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How to ssh to Pre-built Snappy Ubuntu Core for BBB?

Following instructions on page - https://developer.ubuntu.com/en/snappy/start/#try-beaglebone - after I put SD card in with the pre-built snappy ubuntu core (ubuntu-15.04-snappy-armhf-bbb.img) and ...
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How do I repackage a .deb for Ubuntu Snappy?

// , I want to convert some Ubuntu software in .deb, specifically guake, to packages for Ubuntu Snappy*. According to the documentation on the Ubuntu dev tools, All metadata lives in ...
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Read only file system error while trying to install docker-compose on snappy Ubuntu

How to install/use docker-compose on Ubuntu snappy? when I run: curl -L https://github.com/docker/compose/releases/download/1.2.0/docker-compose-`uname -s`-`uname -m` > ...
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What are the minimum system requirements for Ubuntu Snappy Core?

What are the minimum system requirements for Ubuntu Snappy Core?
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Is it possible to install LXD directly on a Ubuntu Snappy Core?

I'm running a Ubuntu Snappy Core (2015-04-28, version 45). I want to install LXD directly on the snappy host. Is this possible? Thx! --todd
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snappy-tools installation error ubuntu 14.04

When i try to install snappy tools i get the following errors: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:snappy-dev/beta; sudo apt-get update; sudo apt-get upgrade; sudo apt-get install snappy-tools bzr The ...
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how to load Ubuntu Core “Snappy” as custom image on MaaS?

I'd like to upload on my MaaS server (ppa stable) the image of Ubuntu Core ("Snappy") to try it and provision new nodes using that custom image. I tested Snappy in a KVM environment and now I'd like ...
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Ubuntu core 14.04

I would like to install an Ubuntu minimal starting from a minimal root filesystem. I want to use Ubuntu core. My target device is based on a Qseven module x86 (32 bit): exactly my target device is ...
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How to reduce consumed disk space for a 942 MB 13.10 amd64 server minimal install?

The goal is to have a have a headless server installation on a physical machine that only serves one service. In other words the server is dedicated to run a single task. You could also call this a ...
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Can Ubuntu Core be installed and does it run very well on the nexus 10?

Recently I've bought a Nexus 10 tablet. I did install Ubuntu Touch and do not find it ready for daily use. I have reinstalled Android 4.4.2. Since I don't like Android, I have in mind to install the ...