orangepi3
Suitable for testing (WIP)

Armbian Buster
mainline based kernel 5.1.y

Server or desktop usage scenarios.
Testing

Armbian Bionic
mainline based kernel 5.1.y

Server or desktop usage scenarios.
Testing
  • PCIe port is not supported: Allwinner H6 has a quirky PCIe controller that doesn’t map the PCIe address space properly to CPU, and accessing the PCIe config space, IO space or memory space will need to be wrapped. As Linux doesn’t wrap PCIe memory space access, it’s not possible to do a proper PCIe controller driver for H6. The BSP kernel modifies the driver to wrap the access, so it’s also not generic, and only devices with modified driver will work. Armbian does not support BSP based kernels. You can find more information here and here.
  • USB3 sometimes doesn’t detect high-speed devices properly
  • Wireless (works in self build 5.89 and up) and BT is not supported yet

Specifications

1000tx 1wire 2GB 4 core 64bit UASP bluetooth docker eMMC i2c spi spi flash usb3 wifi wireguard Allwinner H6

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

FAQs

We provide CLI (command line interface) images first. If the software is stable enough we add the option to upgrade to XFCE desktop. The Build-System relies on  Debian and Ubuntu. The availability of different images may vary, most of the time because of driver restriction. Sometimes we provide only testing images. All images can be built from sources at any time and in rare cases, where you can't find an image which you need, you can build one.
Preparation 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). Boot 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 up to 35 seconds with a class 10 SD Card. Login Log in as: root  Password: 1234. Then you are prompted to change this password (US-Keyboard setting). When done, you are asked to create a normal user-account for your everyday tasks.
Each supported Armbian image can be made from scratch – from latest kernel and u-boot sources, updated upstream packages and our most recent bug fixes and improvements. Supported build environment for SDK is Ubuntu Bionic 18.04 x64 but you can run it containerised virtually on any X64 based Linux distribution under Docker. You can re-make live bootable image or just a kernel+dtb(hardware configuration) package which you transfer to your image and install with: dpkg -i linux-image-[branch]-family.deb linux-dtb-[branch]-family.deb. In that process you can enforce many customization. To the kernel or user space. Read more.

All download options

VariantSupportedKernelMirrorsSizeLast modified
 
Buster server5.1    .torrent 314 Mb2019-07-06
Buster minimal5.3n/a132 Mb2019-10-22
Buster server5.3n/a321 Mb2019-10-22
Stretch server5.1    .torrent 290 Mb2019-06-08
Bionic server5.1    .torrent 202 Mb2019-07-06