No official support (CSC)
  • 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
First boot takes longer. Please be patient!


2GB 4 core 4GB 64bit UASP docker eMMC i2c mpci usb3 wireguard Allwinner H6

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


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:

Rolling weekly releases

     User spaceKernelIntegritySizeRelease date
Lunar CLI     rolling6.1.6SHA  ASC428MJan 23, 2023
Lunar minimal    rolling6.1.6SHA  ASC389MJan 22, 2023
Lunar XFCE desktop     rolling6.1.6SHA  ASC1340MJan 22, 2023
Sid CLI     rolling6.1.6SHA  ASC504MJan 23, 2023
Sid minimal    rolling6.1.6SHA  ASC418MJan 22, 2023
Sid XFCE desktop     rolling6.1.6SHA  ASC1223MJan 22, 2023

  • 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