odroidm1
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Odroid M1

In order to boot Armbian, you need to disable Petitboot by running fw_setenv skip_spiboot true in the command line of Petitboot. This won’t run Petitboot again. But cons it will only boot from eMMC or SD card, not from USB nor NMVe nor SATA.

Notebook
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Generic ARM64

Better then Ubuntu? No Canonical proprietary solutions. Better then Debian? More recent package base. Better then both: HiDPI support for GRUB and desktop (automated adjustments on big screen resolutions), immutable firmware (kernel upgrade locked to additionally enhance stability), kernel headers preinstalled (easy additional drivers install), ZFS 2.1.5 ready (apt install zfsutils-linux zfs-dkms), face unlock works …

Notebook
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Generic Intel / AMD

Better then Ubuntu? No Canonical proprietary solutions. Better then Debian? More recent package base. Better then both: HiDPI support for GRUB and desktop (automated adjustments on big screen resolutions), immutable firmware (kernel upgrade locked to additionally enhance stability), NVIDIA graphics acceleration with proprietary driver, Intel graphics acceleration also works out of the box, preinstalled Google …

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Khadas VIM2

Serial console: Blue color line: Tool Pin TXD, orange color: Tool Pin RXD, black: Tool Pin GND How to boot from SD card? After power on, quickly press the Function key 3 times in 2 seconds, then release the key. More at official manual.

khadas-vim1
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Khadas VIM1

To be able to boot Armbian SD card image and install Armbian to eMMC, use one of the methods to boot into upgrade mode. If you have most recent board revision (1.4 ->) then you only need to quickly press the function key (middle) 3 times in 2 seconds. Release and boot will proceed from …