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.
* 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.
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:
- Free support is provided via general project search engine, documentation, community forums or IRC/Discord. Keep in mind this is mostly provided by our awesome community members in a best effort manner and therefore there are no guaranteed solutions.
- For commercial or prioritised assistance:
Rolling weekly releasess straight from Armbian development lab
- 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
|User space||Kernel||Integrity||Size||Release date|
|Kinetic CLI||rolling||6.1.0||SHA||ASC||390M||Nov 27, 2022|
|Kinetic minimal||rolling||6.1.0||SHA||ASC||302M||Nov 28, 2022|
|Kinetic XFCE desktop||rolling||6.1.0||SHA||ASC||1303M||Nov 27, 2022|
|Sid CLI||rolling||6.1.0||SHA||ASC||458M||Nov 28, 2022|
|Sid minimal||rolling||6.1.0||SHA||ASC||316M||Nov 28, 2022|
|Sid XFCE desktop||rolling||6.1.0||SHA||ASC||1177M||Nov 27, 2022|