I want to have a minimal Ubuntu 18.04.2 LTS server on i.MX6ULL series CPU (528MHz) with 512MB DDR SDRAM and 4GB EMMC ROM. is it possible? which kernel version do I need to have? I want to use it as smart home gateway (which don't need high process) and want to install the latest version of NodeJS on it.


According to the official Ubuntu System Requirements page, for an Ubuntu Server minimal installation the minium hardware requirements are:

  1. 300 MHz x86 processor
  2. 256 MiB of system memory (RAM)
  3. 1.5 GB of disk space
  4. Graphics card and monitor capable of 640x480
  5. CD drive (well, I think you can install via USB instead!)

so you should be good.

As they are official requirements, without any specific kernel mentioned, I think that the default Ubuntu-shipped kernel is good enough.

That said, it's not guaranteed that anything will run smoothly with those specs, just that the system can be installed and run.

  • thank you for reply. so, are the requirements sufficient for installing the latest version of NodeJS?
    – King
    Apr 17 '19 at 11:15
  • @King I think NodeJS per se should not pose any problem. It will depend on which applications you intend to run on top of it.
    – Mr Shunz
    Apr 17 '19 at 11:50

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