Anyone able to run Ubuntu 18.04 on Jetson TK1?

Hi all,

I am now successfully running Ubuntu 16.04 on my Jetson TK1 using the instructions from how-to-successfully-update-jetson-tk1-to-ubuntu-16-04/

I was curious to see if I can continue to upgrade to Ubuntu 18.04, but it asks me to install all available updates first:

ubuntu@tim-jetson:~$ sudo do-release-upgrade
Checking for a new Ubuntu release
Please install all available updates for your release before upgrading.

However when I update, nothing is updated:

ubuntu@tim-jetson:~$ sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade
Hit:1 xenial InRelease
Hit:2 xenial-updates InRelease
Hit:3 xenial-security InRelease
Reading package lists... Done
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree      
Reading state information... Done
Calculating upgrade... Done
The following packages have been kept back:
  xorg xserver-xorg xserver-xorg-core xserver-xorg-input-evdev xserver-xorg-input-synaptics
  xserver-xorg-input-wacom xserver-xorg-video-all xserver-xorg-video-fbdev
  xserver-xorg-video-omap xserver-xorg-video-vesa
0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 10 not upgraded.

I guess the 10 packages that have been kept back by

sudo apt-mark hold xserver-xorg-core

are preventing me from upgrading to Ubuntu 18.04.

I guess when I unhold the packages, my display will not work anymore.

Did anyone get Ubuntu 18.04 running on a Jetson TK1? Thanks!

Release upgrades will in general fail to boot (the Ubuntu mechanism has no understanding of the custom boot process and will fail to boot). The TK1 is rather old and how has only maintenance, so there is no official 18.04. Some people have experimented with upgrade from 14.04 to 16.04, and maybe this can be extended from 16.04 to 18.04, but no guarantee. See:

It probably isn’t the answer you are looking for, but there is official Ubuntu 18.04 support for the 64-bit Jetsons. If this is important, then you might consider going to 64-bit.

I have the same issue. I managed to update to 16.04 and the system boots fine on the JTK1 but I’m not getting any HDMI output.SSH works perfectly fine, however. I would like to use this old Jetson as a low power PC and it would be very convenient to get the ubuntu 18.04 to work on it. I have not yet tried to update through regular upgrade process since I’d first like to resolve the HDMI issues.

What I’d like to mention is, and if someone can help me better understand how things work with the specific Nvidia driver package and the sample root filesystem… I noticed there are armhf drivers available for download and they support a wide variety of graphics cards (as per the supported product list). I wonder if it would be possible to dist-upgrade to 18.04 and install the armhf 390 or whichever version of the drivers? Is there any possibility of that working?