Armbian Bionic
mainline based kernel 5.8.y

Server or light desktop usage scenarios.
High level of software maturity

Armbian Stretch
mainline based kernel 5.8.y

Server or light desktop usage scenarios.
High level of software maturity

For proper hardware support you need to edit /boot/armbianEnv.txt and add:


following by reboot.


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* 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). Where images are compressed with .xz you can wrtite them to the SD card with Etcher directly. 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.

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Builds were tested for booting and basic operations.

VariantGlobalChinaTorrentUser spaceKernelIntegrity checkSizeLast modified
Bionic serverstable5.8.ySHA  ASC272MSep 2 2020
Bullseye serverunstable5.8.ySHA  ASC358MSep 2 2020
Buster serverstable5.8.ySHA  ASC356MSep 2 2020
Buster desktopstable5.8.ySHA  ASC687MSep 2 2020
Buster minimalstable5.8.ySHA  ASC185MSep 2 2020
Focal serverstable5.8.ySHA  ASC288MSep 2 2020
Focal desktopstable5.8.ySHA  ASC557MSep 2 2020