khadas-vim3
Standard support
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Minimal

Armbian 24.5.1 Bookworm Minimal

Kernel: 6.6.31, Size: 351.5MB, Release date: May 24, 2024
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Stable user space packages
Desktop

Armbian 24.5.1 Noble Gnome
+ trunk MESA/VPU
Kernel: 6.6.31, Size: 1.4GB, Release date: May 25, 2024
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Stable user space packages

In order to boot Armbian from VIM3 with pre-flashed OS on eMMC you need to:

  1. Download Khadas Rescue tool for VIM3 and flash it to a spare SD card
  2. Insert SD card, attach USB keyboard + monitor or a serial console and boot into Khadas Rescue Tool
  3. Choose: Advanced -> eMMC -> Fast erase and Advanced -> Erase SPI Flash (Yes). Go back and select "power off"

Now you can boot Armbian from SD card and install to eMMC the standard way.

Stable releases

User space Interface URL Torrent Kernel Integrity Size Release date
 
Armbian Bookworm Cinnamon 6.6.31 SHA    ASC 1.6GB May 25, 2024
Armbian Bookworm XFCE 6.6.31 SHA    ASC 1.5GB May 25, 2024
Armbian Jammy CLI 6.6.31 SHA    ASC 554.4MB May 25, 2024
Armbian Noble CLI 6.6.31 SHA    ASC 495.2MB May 25, 2024
Armbian Noble XFCE 6.6.31 SHA    ASC 1.5GB May 25, 2024
 
* Looking for different or custom variant? Use Armbian build framework!
* Most of images are tested with test automation or by Armbian community or official maintainers.

Dedicated applications

Application URL Torrent Kernel Integrity Size Release date
 
Armbian Home Assistant 6.6 SHA    ASC 427.5MB May 25, 2024
Armbian OpenHab 6.6 SHA    ASC 1.1GB May 25, 2024
Armbian Kali Linux 6.6 SHA    ASC 588.6MB May 25, 2024
 
* 3rd party unofficial applications deployment are extensions (manual) to official Armbian build framework. Application support is not provided by Armbian team, but you are welcome to use our community forums for support.
While we try best possible to test provided images flaws can happen. If you experience issues please report those. Until we're able to fix latest builds stick to older images from our archive.

Specifications

1000tx 1wire 4 core 4GB 64bit bluetooth docker eMMC i2c i2s m2 pci spi spi flash wireguard Amlogic S922X

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

FAQs

  • check previous images from archive
  • join community forums

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 only with essentials and without armbian-config, armbian-zsh, build-essentials, Python, DKMS, …

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:

Daily / Rolling releases from CI pipeline

 User spaceKernelURLTorrentIntegritySizeRelease date
 
Armbian Bookworm Minimal rolling 6.6.32 SHA  ASC 354.8MBJun 11, 2024
Armbian Noble Gnome + trunk MESA/VPU rolling 6.6.32 SHA  ASC 1.4GBJun 11, 2024


Rolling releases are suitable for Linux enthusiasts who want cutting edge packages and have the skills to fix damage that a bad update might cause. If you want stability in a production environment or low headaches as a novice user, skip rolling releases. They are only at, build and ship, Debian testing / Arch / Manjaro / Suse Tumbleweed / Kali / Gentoo support quality level!