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Monkabuntu V 1.0 Release

A 64 bit desktop operating system for Raspberry Pi 4 based on the dektopify ubuntu mate version from wimpy`s world (many thanks and greetings for that).

The image is 8.2 GB in size and is in .img format (gz compressed). After downloading and extracting, the .img file can be written to a micro sd or drive with Etcher, Win32DiskImager, Raspberry Pi Imager etc…

The default login/ftp/ssh/etc for this image is; User: pi Password: monkapie

Download from Google Drive:

Partial Feature List:

  • Ubuntu 20.04 LTS rpi4 aarch64
  • mesa 20.2.0 with vulkan support (working on ppsspp but not dolphin, kreal from pi labs has fixed this and it will be in the next release)
  • anbox (android in a box wip ) unstable – maybe some light android apks will run like calculator, file explorer, etc..
  • chromium armhf in a docker container (widevine on aarm64 for netflix support), a fork of henning thiemann`s docker-chromium-armhf container on – my fork for the rpi4 can be found here:
  • android screen mirroring
  • obs studio (video capture and streaming software)
  • lr-flycast has been setup for Dreamcast emulation on this build
  • Retropie with many preinstalled cores running from the desktop
  • Several stand alone retro game emulators

New Features Added to Monkabuntu v.1.0:

  • Fixed missing emulators in some Retropie configs
  • Added desktop shortcut to start Retropie
  • Fixed game saving in the Dreamcast emulator
  • Various fixes and tweaks

A video profiling this build was posted by leepspvideo :

The Monkabuntu v.1 image can be made to boot from usb. Write the Monkabuntu image to your usb drive, then overwrite the files on the boot partition with the ones from the archive linked here:

On the first boot give it some time and disconnect all other usb devices until it boots. Thanks to Savad81 from the SBC Gaming discord for testing usb booting and providing the above linked usb boot files.

Retropie running on aarch 64 is based of course on the great work from the offical retropie team.

You can stay posted on monkaBlyat’s latest projects by visiting his page on the SBC Gaming Website:

For assistance and general retro gaming discussion join the SBC Gaming Discord.

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7 replies

  1. May I know if monkabuntu is already overclocked to 2.147Mhz or we should edit config.txt to overclock it? Thank you for the reply.

  2. We deeply appreciate if you include wine pre-installed on your builds, both monkajaro and monkabuntu. thank you

  3. I am trying to download the file but i am having issues with it on my google drive. I hope you can have a torrent link for this

  4. I’m having problems with the KDE wallet it’s making the system restarting and the password is not working at all can you help me with monka

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