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How to Install Ubuntu Budgie 22.04 LTS on Raspberry Pi 4

Ubuntu Budgie 22.04 LTS is a lightweight community developed Linux operating system released by Ubuntu on April 21, 2022. It includes the stability of Ubuntu Core and an optimized performance with a powerful desktop environment. It also includes several other features such as a colorful desktop environment with a modern look, weather updates, brightness and backlight controller, quick note and a full screen applet to show all apps on a single screen.

Due to its lightweight, this operating system is a perfect fit for your Raspberry Pi device. In this tutorial, we will guide you in installing Ubuntu Budgie 22.04 LTS on Raspberry Pi 4.

How to Install Ubuntu Budgie 22.04 LTS on Raspberry Pi 4

Like other operating systems, Ubuntu Budgie doesn’t require any complex installation method as it only requires an image file, imager tool, SD Card (16GB minimum) and Raspberry Pi device. The below step-by-step instruction will assist you in installing the operating system on Raspberry Pi.

Step 1: First, you will need to download Ubuntu Budgie 22.04 LTS image file for Raspberry Pi from the website.

Step 2: Next, download and Install BalenaEtcher (Imager Tool) on your laptop or PC from the website.

Step 3: Put the SD card in the USB type card reader and then insert it into the USB port of the system.

Step 4: Format the SD card via the FAT or NTS system.

Step 5: Next, open the Balena Application on your desktop.

Step 6: Pick the “Flash from file” option.

Load the image from your desktop.

Step 7: Click the “Select target” button.

Step 8: Choose the SD card as the target location.

Step 9: Begin the image writing process by clicking on the “Flash!” button.

The flash process takes time.

After the image process completes, remove your SD card from the card reader.

Power on your device and after 5 seconds insert the SD card into the device port. The setup process begins preparing the Budgie desktop environment.

Before moving towards the desktop, you will need to configure the operating system.

Step 10: Select your language and then click on the “Continue” button.

Step 11: Then, select keyboard layout.

Step 12: Connect your operating system with your WIFI network.

Step 13: Choose your location.

Step 14: Now, you will need to set the computer name and password in the next window according to your choice. After completing the required options, the process will begin configuring the system.

Step 15: After the process completes, you will need to login to the OS with the password.

Enter your password to start using Ubuntu Budgie 22.04 LTS on Raspberry Pi.

The above desktop image ensures that Ubuntu Budgie 22.04 LTS is successfully installed on Raspberry Pi.


Ubuntu Budgie 22.04 LTS is an extremely lightweight community-based operating system that is perfectly suited for your Raspberry Pi device. It includes various built-in features that well match your needs. The above installation guide will help you in installing Ubuntu Budgie 22.04 LTS on Raspberry Pi via the image file which can easily be loaded up onto your Raspberry Pi SD card from the BalenaEtcher application.

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Awais Khan

I'm an Engineer and an academic researcher by profession. My interest for Raspberry Pi, embedded systems and blogging has brought me here to share my knowledge with others.