Installing Pihole 5.0 beta on Ubuntu Server

Installing Pihole 5.0 beta on Ubuntu Server

2020, Jan 26    

Do you want to install Pihole 5.x beta on Ubuntu Server?


First, you need to gather the installation files in .ISO format for Ubuntu Server linux distribution. You can either transfer this file to a USB stick, using Rufus, or use the .ISO in your hypervisor environment.

Updating the Ubuntu Server instance

After installing the Ubuntu Server to your (virtual) machine you need to proceed by getting the Ubuntu Server updated.

You can accomplish this using a set of commands.

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get upgrade

sudo reboot

Automating the apt-get update

sudo nano /nano /etc/apt/apt.conf.d/50unattended-upgrades

Upgrading to Pi-hole beta release

Check the version of the installed Ubuntu Server

lsb_release -a

No LSB modules are available.
 Distributor ID: Ubuntu
 Description: Ubuntu 18.04.3 LTS
 Release: 18.04
 Codename: bionic

Installing and configuring the PiHole 4.x software

curl -sSL | bash

Set/remove password for the web interface

pihole -a -p

Upgrading to the beta 5.0

Setting up for the beta release

echo "release/v5.0" | sudo tee /etc/pihole/ftlbranch

Upgrade the CORE components to 5.0 beta

pihole checkout core release/v5.0

Upgrade the web interface to 5.0 beta

pihole checkout web release/v5.0

Add custom entries to the ‘custom dns’

Editing the /etc/pihole/custom.list

restarting DNS resolver

pihole restartdns

Optionally, synchronizing custom.list with a secondary PiHole instance

sudo scp user@pihole01:/etc/pihole/custom.list /etc/pihole/custom.list