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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.

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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.

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  • 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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