rockpi-s
Standard support
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CLI

Armbian 24.2.1 Bookworm CLI

Kernel: 6.6.16, Size: 414.6MB, Release date: Feb 13, 2024
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Stable user space packages
Minimal

Armbian 24.2.1 Jammy Minimal

Kernel: 6.6.16, Size: 230.1MB, Release date: Feb 13, 2024
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Stable user space packages
  • If your RockPi-S is equipped with >=2GB SDNAND, you may flash an OS image directly to this internal flash as follows:
    • Build Linux x86 binary rkdeveloptool (sources) on host
    • Remove any SDcard
    • Hold down MASKROM button while you…
    • Power on or press the RESET button to enter flash mode
    • Release the MASKROM button after 2 seconds
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      Next, run these host commands to flash the internal SDnand:

       

  • Holding the MASKROM button during reset prevents booting from internal the SDNAND.
  • But, the board will always boot from the SD Card, if it finds a valid image there.
  • Kernel serial console is on UART0.  [some older images have their console on UART2]
  • The serial console operates at 1.5Mbaud with 8 data, 1 stop, and no parity bits.
  • Black(left)=GND, White(center)=TxD, Green(right)=RxD

If you have a recent board (revision >=1.3), you should add the following line to your /boot/armbianEnv.txt file to tune for the newer “BS” silicon:

overlays=bs bs@1.3ghz

Refer to /boot/dtb/rockchip/overlay/README.rockchip-overlays for more information.

Stable releases

User space Interface URL Torrent Kernel Integrity Size Release date
 
Armbian Bookworm Minimal 6.6.16 SHA    ASC 304.1MB Feb 13, 2024
 
* Looking for different or custom variant? Use Armbian build framework!
* Most of images are tested with test automation or by Armbian community or official maintainers.
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 4 core 64bit bluetooth docker eMMC i2c i2s spi usb-c wifi wireguard Rockchip RK3308

* 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:

Daily / Rolling releases from CI pipeline

 User spaceKernelURLTorrentIntegritySizeRelease date
 
Armbian Noble Minimal rolling 6.6.18 SHA  ASC 236.3MBFeb 28, 2024
Armbian Noble Minimal rolling 6.7.6 SHA  ASC 248.7MBFeb 28, 2024
Armbian Trixie Minimal rolling 6.6.18 SHA  ASC 296.6MBFeb 28, 2024
Armbian Trixie Minimal rolling 6.7.6 SHA  ASC 311.1MBFeb 28, 2024


Rolling releases are suitable for Linux enthusiasts who want cutting edge packages and have the skills to fix damage that a bad update might cause. If you want stability in a production environment or low headaches as a novice user, skip rolling releases. They are only at, build and ship, Debian testing / Arch / Manjaro / Suse Tumbleweed / Kali / Gentoo support quality level!