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 space||Interface||EU||USA||Asia||Torrent||Kernel||Integrity||Size||Release date|
|Bullseye||CLI||5.19.y||SHA||ASC||422M||Oct 22, 2022|
|Bullseye||Minimal / Dieted||5.19.y||SHA||ASC||254M||Oct 22, 2022|
|Jammy||Cinnamon desktop||5.19.y||SHA||ASC||1296M||Oct 22, 2022|
|Jammy||Gnome desktop||5.19.y||SHA||ASC||1334M||Oct 22, 2022|
|Jammy||Minimal / Dieted||5.19.y||SHA||ASC||256M||Oct 22, 2022|
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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.
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|User space||Kernel||Integrity||Size||Release date|
|Kinetic CLI||rolling||6.0.10||SHA||ASC||392M||Nov 27, 2022|
|Kinetic minimal||rolling||6.0.10||SHA||ASC||303M||Nov 27, 2022|
|Kinetic XFCE desktop||rolling||6.0.10||SHA||ASC||1307M||Nov 27, 2022|
|Sid CLI||rolling||6.0.10||SHA||ASC||444M||Nov 27, 2022|
|Sid minimal||rolling||6.0.10||SHA||ASC||319M||Nov 27, 2022|
|Sid XFCE desktop||rolling||6.0.10||SHA||ASC||1162M||Nov 27, 2022|