Suitable for testing (WIP)

Armbian Buster
mainline based kernel 5.1.y

Server or desktop usage scenarios.

Armbian Bionic
mainline based kernel 5.1.y

Server or desktop usage scenarios.
  • USB3 sometimes doesn’t detect high-speed devices properly


4 core 64bit UASP bluetooth docker spi usb3 wifi wireguard Allwinner H6

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


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.

All download options

VariantSupportedKernelMirrorsSizeLast modified
Buster server5.1    .torrent 314 Mb2019-07-06
Buster minimal5.3n/a132 Mb2019-10-22
Buster server5.3n/a307 Mb2019-10-22
Stretch server5.1    .torrent 290 Mb2019-06-08
Bionic server5.1    .torrent 202 Mb2019-07-06