So I've been trying to setup a web server on my Raspberry Pi 3 B+
I'd like to be able to develop on meteor and then upload the app to my Pi over SSH and Meteor Up (MUP). Started with Raspbian Stretch Lite but couldn't get MUP to deploy the basic meteor app to it. Then decided to try Ubuntu server 16.04/18.04 as I have successfully done the above on an Ubuntu non-pi server.
I tried this img (non-net boot): https://www.ubuntu.com/download/server/arm
and this img (classic server 16.04): https://ubuntu-pi-flavour-maker.org/download/
without success on the B+
Now I was checking out this wiki page: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/ARM/RaspberryPi
and it says "The official Raspberry Pi 2 images can be used with a Pi 3 B/B+ after minor changes" found here: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/ARM/RaspberryPi#Booting_the_official_Pi_2_image_on_the_Pi_3B.2F3B.2B-
Having flashed the SD card and edited the rest of the SD card as instructed, the Pi 3 B+ finally booted up. Not even stuck on the rainbow screen, it started running it's setup. But now is giving me new errors that I can't seem to find other resources on.
I've linked a couple images of the screen and how far it gets: https://imgur.com/gallery/lKrEyFP
My suspicion here is that I am still missing firmware regarding networking. In this case, my ethernet chip. This suspicion is reinforced here: Ubuntu Mate 16.04 on Raspberry Pi 3 B+
And this is where I'm at. It even seems from that last link I should copy over some firmware for keyboard setup from Raspbian. However, even after copying the firmware and modules as instructed in the last link regarding Ubuntu Mate, I'm still getting the same network errors on boot up.
Has anyone managed to get ubuntu server 18.04 running on the raspberry pi?
Am I just making more work for myself and should have just stuck to Raspbian? In which case has anyone deployed a meteor app using MUP on raspbian stretch lite?
Thanks in advance for any help,