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Suitable for testing (WIP)
  • PD is broken on most revisions that are in the wild and is causing boot loop. Workaround is to use stupid / fixed at 5 volts USB-C power supply.
  • NVME boot works only with eMMC/SD boot. SPI boot loader is not working properly yet.
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Specifications

1000tx 100tx 16GB 1wire 2500tx 2GB 32bit 4 core 4GB 64bit 8 core 8GB Closed bootloader UASP bluetooth docker eMMC i2c i2s m2 pci spi spi flash usb-c usb3 wifi wireguard Rockchip RK3588

* 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     rolling5.10.72SHA  ASC334MNov 27, 2022
Kinetic minimal    rolling5.10.72SHA  ASC243MNov 28, 2022
Kinetic XFCE desktop     rolling5.10.72SHA  ASC1253MNov 28, 2022
Sid CLI     rolling5.10.72SHA  ASC406MNov 28, 2022
Sid minimal    rolling5.10.72SHA  ASC260MNov 28, 2022
Sid XFCE desktop     rolling5.10.72SHA  ASC1100MNov 27, 2022