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CLI

Armbian 24.2.1 Bookworm CLI

Kernel: 6.6.16, Size: 851.8MB, Release date: Feb 13, 2024
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Stable user space packages
Desktop

Armbian 24.2.1 Bookworm Gnome Desktop

Kernel: 6.6.16, Size: 1.7GB, Release date: Feb 13, 2024
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Stable user space packages

Better then Ubuntu? No Canonical proprietary solutions. Better then Debian? More recent package base.

Better then both:

  • HiDPI support for GRUB and desktop (automated adjustments on big screen resolutions),
  • immutable firmware (kernel upgrade locked to additionally enhance stability),
  • kernel headers preinstalled (easy additional drivers install),
  • ZFS 2.1.5 ready (apt install zfsutils-linux zfs-dkms),
  • face unlock works perfectly (if your camera is supported),
  • additional (hibernation) power saving method comes pre-configured (since standby doesn't always works),
  • snapd is not installed (user can install it).

Installation to HDD/SSD drive is done by transferring live image to the target (sudo armbian-install).

Stable releases

User space Interface URL Torrent Kernel Integrity Size Release date
 
Armbian Bookworm Minimal 6.6.16 SHA    ASC 684.8MB Feb 13, 2024
Armbian Jammy Cinnamon 6.6.16 SHA    ASC 1.8GB 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.

Dedicated applications

Application URL Torrent Kernel Integrity Size Release date
 
Armbian Home Assistant Supervised 6.6 SHA    ASC 750.6MB Feb 12, 2024
Armbian with OpenHab 6.6 SHA    ASC 1.4GB Feb 12, 2024
Armbian with Kali Linux applications 6.6 SHA    ASC 919.2MB Feb 12, 2024
 
* 3rd party unofficial applications deployment made with official Armbian build framework. Application support is not provided by Armbian team, but you are welcome to use our community forums for support.
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Specifications

10000tx 1000tx 100tx 16GB 1wire 2 core 2500tx 2GB 32bit 4 core 4GB 6 core 64bit 8 core 8GB CAN ECC SPDIF UASP battery bluetooth docker eMMC esata i2c i2s m2 mpci msata nand pci sata sfp spi spi flash switch usb-c usb3 wifi wireguard

* 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 XFCE Desktop rolling 6.6.18 SHA  ASC 1.3GBFeb 28, 2024
Armbian Noble XFCE Desktop rolling 6.7.6 SHA  ASC 1.3GBFeb 28, 2024
Armbian Trixie Minimal rolling 6.6.18 SHA  ASC 696.6MBFeb 28, 2024
Armbian Trixie Minimal rolling 6.7.6 SHA  ASC 700.6MBFeb 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!