Pine 64
Standard support
Desktop

Armbian 24.5.1 Noble Gnome
trunk MESA / VPU
Kernel: 6.6.31, Size: 1.2GB, Release date: May 25, 2024
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Stable user space packages
Minimal

Armbian 24.5.3 Bookworm Minimal / IOT

Kernel: 6.6.31, Size: 236.6MB, Release date: Jul 1, 2024
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Stable user space packages
  • The only led on the board is a power LED, it starts to light as soon as power is available and does not indicate anything else.
  • DC-IN via Micro USB, keep in mind that most USB cables have a resistance way too high which leads to undervoltage situations. It is recommended to power your Pine64(+) through the Euler pins (see linux-sunxi wiki for details).
  • If you clone one Armbian installation for more than one Pine64 please keep in mind that the Ethernet MAC address will be chosen randomly on first boot and then saved in /boot/uEnv.txt. To avoid MAC address collisions you must adjust the address there or delete the whole ethaddr line.
  • If you use a DVI display don’t forget to define disp_dvi_compat=1 in /boot/armbianEnv.txt
  • Pine64’s own LCD with touchscreen support can simply be activated in /boot/armbianEnv.txt by setting pine64_lcd=on and adding gt9xxf_ts to /etc/modules followed by a reboot.

Desktop releases with Armbian Linux v6.6

Build Date: May 25, 2024

Distro Desktop Extensions Torrent Integrity Size
 
Debian 12 (Bookworm) Cinnamon SHA    ASC 1.4GB
Debian 12 (Bookworm) XFCE SHA    ASC 1.3GB
Ubuntu 24.04 (Noble) XFCE SHA    ASC 1.3GB
 
* Desktops are very simple and minimal but containing standard features such as Chromium, Firefox browser, Office tools etc.

Server and IOT releases with Armbian Linux v6.6

Build Date: May 25, 2024

Distro Type Extensions Torrent Integrity Size
 
Ubuntu 22.04 (Jammy) Server / CLI SHA    ASC 454.3MB
Ubuntu 24.04 (Noble) Server / CLI SHA    ASC 424.4MB
Ubuntu 22.04 (Jammy) Minimal / IOT SHA    ASC 222.1MB
Ubuntu 24.04 (Noble) Minimal / IOT SHA    ASC 228.4MB
 
* Minimal images have very small footprint. They come only with essential packages and build-in systemd-networkd.
* Server / CLI images comes with Network Manager and include packages like armbian-config, armbian-zsh etc.
While we try best possible to test provided images flaws can happen. If you experience issues please report those. Until we're able to fix latest builds stick to older images from our archive.

Specifications

100tx 1wire 2GB 4 core 64bit CAN battery docker i2c spi wifi wireguard Allwinner A64

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

FAQs

  • check previous images from archive
  • join community forums

Simple

BASH or ZSH shell, standard Debian/Ubuntu utilities. Features can be adjusted with menu-driven utility. Login is possible via serial, HDMI or SSH.

Universal

Minimal, server or Desktop. We work with XFCE, Gnome and Cinnamon but more is possible to build: Mate, KDE, Budgie, Deepin, i3, …

Light

No bloatware or spyware. Special utilities are completely optional. Suitable for newcomers and professionals.

Optimized

Distributed images are optimized for flash media (SD/eMMC/SSD) and compacted to real data size.

Fast

Armbian is optimized on kernel and userspace level. ZRAM & ZSWAP support, browser profile memory caching, garbage commit delay.

Secure

Security level can be adjusted with the armbian-config. OS is reviewed by professionals within the community.

Supported

Maintainers and community have deep understanding how HW work. We are seniors with 30+ years of experience in Linux + embedded Linux.

Open

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.

Minimal images comes only with essentials and without armbian-config, armbian-zsh, build-essentials, Python, DKMS, …

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: