How To Install Ultimate PI – Raspberry PI OS with The Cinnamon Desktop

Ultimate PI – Raspberry PI OS With The Cinnamon Desktop

Ultimate PI is a re-spin of the Raspberry PI OS with the Cinnamon desktop environment as the desktop environment.

You will find a complete set of desktop applications including the Chromium web browser, Evolution email client, Rhythmbox audio player, VLC media player, Shotwell photo manager, LibreOffice office suite and the GIMP image editor.

This guide shows how to install Ultimate PI to an SD Card.

Download and install Raspberry PI Imager

Open a web browser and navigate to

Download Raspberry PI Imager

Click on the download link for the operating system you are using.

If you are using Ubuntu click on the downloaded file and when prompted click install.

If you are using Windows open Windows Explorer and navigate to the downloads folder and double click on the downloaded file.

Install Raspberry PI Imager

Click on the “Install” button.

Install Raspberry PI Imager

To run the Raspberry PI Imager, click “Finish” and as long as there is a tick in the “Run Raspberry PI Imager” option the program will load.

Run Raspberry PI Imager

If the program doesn’t start or you need to start it again later simply search for Raspberry PI Imager from the start menu.

For macOS follow the instructions you would normally use to install an application.

Download Ultimate PI


Ultimate PI

Click on the download link.

The file is over 4 gigabytes and will take a short while to download (depending on your internet bandwidth)

Install Ultimate PI On An SD Card

To install Ultimate PI onto and SD card run Raspberry PI Imager.

From Windows it should already be running but if not click start and search for Raspberry PI Imager.

From Ubuntu, press the applications icon and search for Raspberry PI Imager.

Make sure you have inserted an SD Card into the SD card reader on your computer.

(NOTE: You will need a minimum of 8gb but 16gb or above is recommended)

Raspberry PI Imager

Click on “Choose OS”

Custom Image – Raspberry PI Imager

Scroll down and click “Use custom”.

Navigate to your download folder and choose “ultimatepi.img.gz”.

Choose SD Card

Click on “Choose SD Card”

Choose SD Card

Choose the SD Card that you want to write Ultimate PI to.

Click Write

Click “write” to write the image to the SD Card.

Erase all data

A warning will appear stating that the SD card will be erased.

If you have any data on the SD card you don’t want to lose click “No” and either copy the data to another drive or use a different SD card.

Click “Yes” to begin writing the Ultimate PI image to the SD card.

The process will take a while to complete as the image is quite large.

How To Run Ultimate PI

Insert the SD card into the Raspberry PI 4 or 400 and turn the power on.

When you get to the login screen the default user is pi and the default password is ultimate.

Ultimate PI