bananapi-m5
Supported
desktop

Armbian 22.11 Bullseye Gnome
Kernel 6.1.y, Size: 1372Mb, Release date: Jan 9, 2023
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stable user space packages
CLI

Armbian 22.11 Bullseye
Kernel 6.1.y, Size: 452Mb, Release date: Jan 9, 2023
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stable user space packages
  • powering with PD capable PSU is not possible. It has to be dumb 5V

Other supported variants

User spaceInterfaceEUUSAAsiaTorrentKernelIntegritySizeRelease date
 
BullseyeCinnamon desktop 6.1.ySHA  ASC1268MJan 9, 2023
Bullseye Minimal CLI6.1.ySHA  ASC310MJan 9, 2023
BullseyeXFCE desktop 6.1.ySHA  ASC1162MJan 9, 2023
JammyCinnamon desktop 6.1.ySHA  ASC1358MJan 9, 2023
JammyGnome desktop 6.1.ySHA  ASC1394MJan 9, 2023
Jammy Minimal CLI6.1.ySHA  ASC314MJan 9, 2023
JammyXFCE desktop 6.1.ySHA  ASC1344MJan 9, 2023
 
* Looking for different or custom variant? Use Armbian build framework!
Use armbian-install utility to transfer live image to fixed storage

Specifications

10000tx 1wire 4 core 4GB 64bit Closed bootloader UASP docker eMMC i2c usb3 wireguard Amlogic S905X3

* Specifications differ from hardware revision, model and software support level

FAQs

Simple

BASH or ZSH shell, standard Debian/Ubuntu utilities. Features can be adjusted with menu-driven utility. Login is possible via serial, HDMI or SSH.

Universal

Minimal, server or Desktop. We work with XFCE, Gnome and Cinnamon but more is possible to build: Mate, KDE, Budgie, Deepin, i3, …

Light

No bloatware or spyware. Special utilities are completely optional. Suitable for newcomers and professionals.

Optimized

Distributed images are optimized for flash media (SD/eMMC/SSD) and compacted to real data size.

Fast

Armbian is optimized on kernel and userspace level. ZRAM & ZSWAP support, browser profile memory caching, garbage commit delay.

Secure

Security level can be adjusted with the armbian-config. OS is reviewed by professionals within the community.

Supported

Maintainers and community have deep understanding how HW work. We are seniors with 30+ years of experience in Linux + embedded Linux.

Open

Armbian provides open source build framework to build a distribution of optimised Linux hardware interface for armhf, aarch64 and x86.

We provide a selection of images that fits hardware best. If you need different image – use build framework and make whatever you need. Build framework relies on Debian and Ubuntu packages – you can build any combination – stable, old stable or rolling release.

Minimal images comes without armbian-config, armbian-zsh, build-essentials, Python, DKMS, … If you are interested in detailed comparison, CLI images also have those packages:

Make sure you have a good & reliable boot media (SD card / USB key) and a proper power supply. Archives can be flashed with Etcher (all OS) directly.

Insert the SD card into the slot, connect a cable to your network if possible or a display and power your board. (First) boot (with DHCP) takes a bit longer.

Support is provided in one of two ways:

Rolling weekly releases

     User spaceKernelIntegritySizeRelease date
 
Lunar CLI     rolling6.2.0SHA  ASC494MFeb 5, 2023
Lunar minimal    rolling6.2.0SHA  ASC453MFeb 5, 2023
Lunar XFCE desktop     rolling6.2.0SHA  ASC1372MFeb 5, 2023
Sid CLI     rolling6.2.0SHA  ASC586MFeb 5, 2023
Sid minimal    rolling6.2.0SHA  ASC471MFeb 5, 2023
Sid XFCE desktop     rolling6.2.0SHA  ASC1320MFeb 5, 2023

  • Debian testing or Arch - Manjaro support quality level
  • Untested automated builds for power users that are able to fix problems on their own
  • Images are receiving updates when master branch changes