BT freescale GbE imx legacy mainline SATA WIFI

Debian server – mainline kernel
  .torrent (recommended) ?
Command line interface – server usage scenarios.


Ubuntu desktop – mainline kernel
  .torrent (recommended) ?
Server and light desktop usage scenarios.


other download options and archive

  • mainline kernel images: audio does not work on all devices, Bluetooth is unstable.

Known issues

  • Gigabit ethernet transfer rate is around 50% of its theoretical max rate (internal chip bus limitation)

Mainline kernel images (all boards) (next branch)

  • use armbian-config to select proper DTB for your board (armbian-config -> system -> DTB)


Quick start | Documentation


Make sure you have a good & reliable SD card and a proper power supply. Archives can be uncompressed with 7-Zip on Windows, Keka on OS X and 7z on Linux (apt-get install p7zip-full). RAW images can be written with Etcher (all OS).


Insert SD card into a slot and power the board. (First) boot (with DHCP) takes up to 35 seconds with a class 10 SD Card and cheapest board.


Login as root on HDMI / serial console or via SSH and use password 1234. You will be prompted to change this password at first login. Next you will be asked to create a normal user account that is sudo enabled (beware of default QWERTY keyboard settings at this stage).