Radxa Zero
Supported
CLI

Armbian 22.08 Jammy
Kernel 5.19.y, Size: 381Mb, Release date: Oct 22, 2022
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stable user space packages
desktop

Armbian 22.08 Jammy XFCE
Kernel 5.19.y, Size: 1269Mb, Release date: Oct 22, 2022
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stable user space packages

If you have a Radxa Zero with eMMC (any model with 2GB or 4GB of RAM), you’ll need to erase the eMMC before you can boot it from a microSD card and use Armbian.

Full instructions are available on the Radxa wiki, but here are some quick notes.

– Connect a USB cable to the Zero’s OTG port (the USB-C plug marked USB-PWR)
– Hold down the “USB BOOT” button on the Radxa Zero while connecting the USB cable to a USB port on the Linux host
sudo pip3 install pyamlboot on the host
curl -O https://dl.armbian.com/radxa-zero/loader/radxa-zero-erase-emmc.bin
sudo boot-g12.py radxa-zero-erase-emmc.bin

You may have to run the sudo boot-g12.py command a second time to fully clear the eMMC.

Other supported variants

User spaceInterfaceEUUSAAsiaTorrentKernelIntegritySizeRelease date
 
BullseyeCLI 5.19.ySHA  ASC422MOct 22, 2022
Bullseye Minimal / Dieted5.19.ySHA  ASC254MOct 22, 2022
JammyCinnamon desktop 5.19.ySHA  ASC1296MOct 22, 2022
JammyGnome desktop 5.19.ySHA  ASC1334MOct 22, 2022
Jammy Minimal / Dieted5.19.ySHA  ASC256MOct 22, 2022
 
* Looking for different or custom variant? Use Armbian build framework!
First boot takes longer. Please be patient!

Specifications

2GB 4 core 4GB 64bit bluetooth docker eMMC i2c spi usb-c usb3 wifi wireguard Amlogic S905Y2

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

FAQs

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 without armbian-config, armbian-zsh, build-essentials, Python, DKMS, … If you are interested in detailed comparison, CLI images also have those packages:

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 releasess straight from Armbian development lab

  • 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

     User spaceKernelIntegritySizeRelease date
 
Kinetic CLI     rolling6.0.10SHA  ASC392MNov 27, 2022
Kinetic minimal    rolling6.0.10SHA  ASC303MNov 27, 2022
Kinetic XFCE desktop     rolling6.0.10SHA  ASC1307MNov 27, 2022
Sid CLI     rolling6.0.10SHA  ASC444MNov 27, 2022
Sid minimal    rolling6.0.10SHA  ASC319MNov 27, 2022
Sid XFCE desktop     rolling6.0.10SHA  ASC1162MNov 27, 2022