Operating Systems

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UP boards are compatible with most operating systems that target standard Intel x86 64-bit platforms.

The UP boards use some of the latest peripherals available by several manufacturers as of late 2016 and early 2017. Therefore, the only limitations would be based on operating systems that do not have the current drivers available. UP attempts to package and release Windows drivers for officially supported Windows operating systems versions.

Operating systems based on Linux and BSD must have driver support with their kernels to support the latest hardware.

Officially Supported Operating Systems

Below is a list of the officially supported operating systems. These have been tested and drivers are provided where applicable in the Downloads section.

  • Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and 16.04 LTS (requires PPA packages installed for GPIO support)
  • ubilinux
  • Windows 10 (download drivers)
  • Windows 8.1 (download drivers)

Community Verified Operating Systems

This is a table of operating systems that have been verified by UP team members as well as the community showing their various states of support.

Operating System Version Tested Status Notes UEFI Support Intel Cherry Trail (UP and UPCore) Intel Apollo Lake (UP^2) eMMC 5.0 Storage RealTek 8111G PCIe NIC GPIO Drivers Available Intel Display Driver
ArchLinux Releases as of Sept 2017 Untested
FreeBSD 11.1 Release Partial BSD 11 kernel does not include Intel chipset drivers for eMMC 5.0. Use SATA/mSATA (UP^2) or USB stick install instead. Yes Partial Partial No Yes No Yes
OpenBSD 6.2 Full Needs EFI partition created via shell. See example. Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Untested Yes
pfSense 2.4 BETA-20170824-1653 Partial BSD 11 kernel does not include Intel chipset drivers for eMMC 5.0. Use SATA/mSATA (UP^2) or USB stick install instead. Yes Partial Partial No Yes No Yes
Ubilinux 4.0 Beta 2 Full Works out of the box Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS Full Launchpad PPA required for GPIO access Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
VMware vSphere ESXi 6.5 Untested ISO doesn't boot from EFI No?
Windows 10 1703 and higher Full UP drivers required Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Windows 8.1 All Full UP drivers required Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
XenServer 7.2 Partial CentOS kernel does not include Intel chipset drivers for eMMC 5.0. Use SATA/mSATA (UP^2) or USB stick install instead. Yes Yes Yes No Yes No Yes