* More about support definitions, criteria and relationships
In case of troubles booting, read this topic.
Important. For the new images to work, it is necessary to update the u-boot in eMMC on P2. The new version of u-boot is compatible with the existing official versions of Station and Ubuntu, which are released by Firefly. To upgrade to the new version of u-boot, you need to follow several steps.
1. Download a special version of the image from the link.
2. Unpack, write to the SD card.
3. Start the system, perform the initial configuration (answer the questions).
4. to start the update procedure, run the command
After completing the procedure, turn off the system and you can use the new images as usual, perform the installation in eMMC\NVMe\SATA using the standard nand-install-sata utility.
Please note that before installing the system in eMMC\NVMe\SATA, I strongly recommend creating a full backup of the contents of eMMC. To do this, all ArmbianTV images have a special utility “ddbr”. BEFORE starting the installation, you need to run the ddbr utility and select creating a compressed copy. This will allow you to easily return to the current state of eMMC in the future.
* Specifications differ from hardware revision, model and software support level
BASH or ZSH shell, standard Debian/Ubuntu utilities. Features can be adjusted with menu-driven utility. Login is possible via serial, HDMI or SSH.
Minimal, server or Desktop. We work with XFCE, Gnome and Cinnamon but more is possible to build: Mate, KDE, Budgie, Deepin, i3, …
No bloatware or spyware. Special utilities are completely optional. Suitable for newcomers and professionals.
Distributed images are optimized for flash media (SD/eMMC/SSD) and compacted to real data size.
Armbian is optimized on kernel and userspace level. ZRAM & ZSWAP support, browser profile memory caching, garbage commit delay.
Security level can be adjusted with the armbian-config. OS is reviewed by professionals within the community.
Maintainers and community have deep understanding how HW work. We are seniors with 30+ years of experience in Linux + embedded Linux.
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:
- Free support is provided via general project search engine, documentation, community forums or IRC/Discord. Keep in mind this is mostly provided by our awesome community members in a best effort manner and therefore there are no guaranteed solutions.
- For commercial or prioritised assistance: