Armbian 23.5 Bookworm
Kernel 5.10.y, Size: 431Mb, Release date: May 28, 2023
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stable user space packages

Armbian 23.5 Bookworm
Kernel 5.10.y, Size: 263Mb, Release date: May 28, 2023
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stable user space packages

Enable 3D Acceleration (Ubuntu variant only):

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:liujianfeng1994/panfork-mesa
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:liujianfeng1994/rockchip-multimedia
sudo apt update
sudo apt dist-upgrade
sudo apt install mali-g610-firmware rockchip-multimedia-config

If you are having a NanoPi R6C variant, replace fdtfile=rockchip/rk3588s-nanopi-r6s.dtb in /boot/armbianEnv.txt with fdtfile=rockchip/rk3588s-nanopi-r6c.dtb

Other supported variants

User spaceInterfaceEUUSAAsiaTorrentKernelIntegritySizeRelease date
Armbian BookwormCLI 5.10.ySHA  ASC431MMay 28, 2023
Armbian Bookworm Minimal CLI5.10.ySHA  ASC263MMay 28, 2023
Armbian BookwormXFCE desktop 5.10.ySHA  ASC1431MMay 28, 2023
Armbian Jammyi3 desktop 5.10.ySHA  ASC1525MMay 28, 2023
Armbian JammyCLI 5.10.ySHA  ASC569MMay 27, 2023
Armbian Jammy Minimal CLI5.10.ySHA  ASC182MMay 27, 2023
Armbian JammyXFCE desktop 5.10.ySHA  ASC1572MMay 28, 2023
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Nanopi R6C


Rockchip RK3588

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



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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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 releases from CI pipeline

 User spaceKernelIntegritySizeRelease date
Armbian Bookworm CLI stable5.10.160SHA  ASC428MJun 5, 2023
Armbian Bookworm minimal CLIstable5.10.160SHA  ASC248MJun 5, 2023
Armbian Bookworm XFCE desktop stable5.10.160SHA  ASC869MJun 5, 2023
Armbian Lunar CLI rolling5.10.160SHA  ASC392MJun 5, 2023
Armbian Lunar minimal CLIrolling5.10.160SHA  ASC182MJun 5, 2023
Armbian Lunar XFCE desktop rolling5.10.160SHA  ASC894MJun 5, 2023

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