FriendlyELEC NanoPi R5C support was added. Amiberry, NoMachine and vaultwarden packages were updated to latest versions. The UrBackup backup path can now be pre-configured via new dietpi.txt setting.Release notes
DietPi is extremely lightweight at its core, with features of low process/memory footprint and DietPi-RAMlog installed by default, to get the maximum performance from your device.Learn more
Quickly and easily install popular software "ready to run" and optimised for your system. Gone are the days of reading 5+ page guides, DietPi does everything for you, giving you more time to enjoy the software you require.Learn more
Looking to purchase a new SBC device? Curious to see which devices perform best? With thanks to our end users, you can now view and compare DietPi-Benchmark results for all devices.Learn more
DietPi is more than just a minimal image.
DietPi is an extremely lightweight Debian OS, highly optimised for minimal CPU and RAM resource usage, ensuring your SBC always runs at its maximum potential.
DietPi programs use lightweight Whiptail menus. Spend less time staring at the command line, more time enjoying your Pi.
Quickly and easily install popular software "ready to run" and optimised for your system. Only the software you need is installed.
Quickly and effortlessly customise your device's hardware and software settings for your needs, including network connection and localisation setup.
Quickly and easily backup or restore your DietPi system.
You decide how much logging you need. Get a performance boost with DietPi-RAMlog, or, rsyslog and logrotate for log critical servers.
Control which installed software has higher or lower priority levels: nice, affinity, policy scheduler and more.
DietPi automatically checks for updates and informs you when they are available. Update instantly, without having to write a new image.
Allows you to completely automate a DietPi installation with no user input. Simply by configuring dietpi.txt before powering on.
Give your single-board computer lightweight justiceView DietPi-Benchmark scores for all devices
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These images are compatible with all Raspberry Pi models, but we recommend it only for Raspberry Pi 1 and Zero (1) models.
These images are compatible with all Raspberry Pi 2, 3 and 4 models, but we recommend it only for Raspberry Pi 2 PCB v1.1, or if you require a 32-bit system explicitly.
The Raspberry Pi 2 comes in two versions, which is printed onto the PCB. PCB v1.1 has an ARMv7 chip, hence needs to use this image, PCB v1.2 can use the ARMv8 image, which we then generally recommend.
These images are compatible with all Raspberry Pi 3 and 4 models, as well as Raspberry Pi 2 PCB v1.2 and Zero 2.
The Raspberry Pi 2 comes in two versions, which is printed onto the PCB. PCB v1.1 has an ARMv7 chip, hence needs to use the ARMv7 image, PCB v1.2 can use this ARMv8 image, which we then generally recommend.
The Odroid C1 is esteemed to be the most powerful low-cost single board computer available, as well as being an extremely versatile device. Featuring a quad-core Amlogic processor, advanced Mali GPU, and Gigabit Ethernet, it can function as a home theater set-top box, a general purpose computer for web browsing, gaming and socializing, a compact tool for college or office work, a prototyping device for hardware tinkering, a controller for home automation, a workstation for software development, and much more.
In our eyes, the Odroid C2 is the best "all round" SBC on the market today. Exceptional CPU and LAN performance which is great for multiple uses. Couple the C2 with an eMMC module and you'll experience next-level SBC filesystem performance at up to 140 MiB/s transfer rates. The C2 is innovative SBC perfection, and, because of its excellent all round performance, we even have a few dedicated to daily DietPi testing.
The XU4 is a powerhouse performance monster SBC and features USB 3.0, which makes it great for a NAS system. However, the XU4 does suffer from excessive heat at full load, you can expect 3-5 seconds at full load, before thermal throttling kicks in @ 95 °C and reduces clocks. Aside from this, the XU4 is one of the most powerful SBC on the market today and features a much welcomed USB 3.0 support. It also looks great with Odroid-CloudShell and DietPi-CloudShell stats!
PINE A64 was the worlds first "kickstarted" SBC (AFAIK). Featuring a 64-bit CPU and up to 2 GiB RAM with Gbit Ethernet. The PINE A64 shows promise for future kickstarted SBCs, albeit, the PINE A64 board is somewhat cumbersome.
The Pinebook is a phenomenal Linux laptop with exceptional build quality that rivals £300+ laptops. The unit is fitted with an exceptionally bright 1080p IPS screen, eMMC and onboard WiFi.
When considering all this only costs $99, you'd be silly not to pick one up. Highly recommended for anyone who loves SBCs with an expected light workload use. An ARM laptop done right, and then some!
Hardkernel's next generation "high-end" SBC is finally here! The fastest ARM SBC we have ever tested. Excellent performance and thermals at a reasonable price range.
The VMware virtual machine is great for those occasions where SBC performance just isn't enough. Run one of these on any x86_64 PC/server and still get the same great DietPi features and experience.
The Allo Sparky SBC is unique, in the way its been designed for Audiophile usage at its core. By attaching a Kali Reclocker, Allo Piano DAC and Volt+, this system becomes the ultimate in high end audio quality and playback. If you love your audio and want the very best in audio quality, Sparky SBC coupled with the available audio HATs, is the complete Audiophile SBC solution.
Here come the giants "ASUS" with their first SBC on the market. It provides excellent performance as a SBC with its 1.8 GHz CPU and SDIO 3.0 for fast SD transfer rates. The S model contains an additional onboard eMMC module with write speeds of 70 MiB/s and read speeds of 150 MiB/s. A highly recommended SBC.
The NanoPi M3's "Mini-Me". 8 core powerhouse, great for multi-threaded programs like Plex Media Server, all wrapped up into a nano sized SBC device. The CPU runs hot under full CPU load, so if you plan to run this at full load, make sure to obtain an upgraded heat sink (as the default is insufficient).
An upgrade to the original Nano NEO, now features H5 64-bit CPU and Gbit LAN. Quite possibly the smallest (and cutest) SBC on the market. Great for headless/IoT/NAS/server/HiFi projects and showing old friends how small computers have become.
A direct competitor to the RPi 3+. Features excellent and stable onboard WiFi, 64-bit CPU. A great all round board, utilizing the H5 ARM CPU. A good alternative to the RPi 3+, with increased performance at a similar price range.
The PINE H64 is available in two variants, Model A with larger PCB, PCIe slot and optional WiFi, and Model B with ROCK64-size PCB, without PCIe slot and fixed onboard WiFi.
The ROCK64's big brother is here! One of the fastest ARM SBC (RK3399) on the market today, with 2x1.8 GHz A72 cores and 4x1.4 GHz A53 cores. Onboard full size PCIe x4 with excellent throughput compliments a NAS/Server setup, and, endless opportunities. A great addition to your SBC lineup that provides next gen SBC performance. Bottom line: "it's a little chunky, but it ain't no monkey", we love it!
PINE64's next generation SBC based on the new Rockchip RK3566 SoC, which provides a lot of hardware features and connectors. Note that the RK3566 is aimed to be a successor for RK3288 and RK3328, not for the flagship RK3399. So expect the raw CPU performance to be in the range of the ROCK64. The SoC however provides a lot more hardware features, connectors and slots exposed on the SBC.
PINE64's next generation SBC in credit card size, based on the new Rockchip RK3566 SoC, which provides a lot of hardware features and connectors. Note that the RK3566 is aimed to be a successor for RK3288 and RK3328, not for the flagship RK3399. So expect the raw CPU performance to be in the range of the ROCK64. The SoC however provides a lot more hardware features, connectors and slots exposed on the SBC.
PINE64's next generation compute module based on the new Rockchip RK3566 SoC, which provides a lot of hardware features. Note that the RK3566 is aimed to be a successor for RK3288 and RK3328, not for the flagship RK3399. So expect the raw CPU performance to be in the range of the ROCK64. The SoC however provides a lot more hardware features, connectors and slots exposed on the default baseboard.
The Native PC is great for those occasions where SBC performance just isn't enough. Run one of these on any x86_64 PC/server and still get the same great DietPi features and experience. This image is for motherboards with BIOS and/or CSM boot support.
A welcomed evolution of the PINE64 is finally here. Reduced PCB size, low cost, USB 3.0, Gbit Ethernet and eMMC option. A worthy SBC for any server/NAS project.
The Native PC is great for those occasions where SBC performance just isn't enough. Run one of these on any x86_64 PC/server and still get the same great DietPi features and experience. This image is for motherboards with UEFI boot support and onboard EMMC (e.g.: Z83-II, Beelink AP32 and other Intel NUC/SBC devices with onboard eMMC).
Unable to find an available image for your device? Don't worry, DietPi contains a script which can be used to turn an installed Debian-based OS into DietPi.
Simply follow the instructions.
NB: End user support is limited to DietPi-specific issues, which excludes kernel and onboard hardware related issues.
FriendlyELEC's next generation SBC is finally here! One of the fastest ARM SBC (RK3399) on the market today, with 2x1.8 GHz A72 cores and 4x1.4 GHz A53 cores. Onboard M.2/PCIe x4 with excellent throughput compliments a NAS/Server setup. Bottom line, we love it!
Little brother of the NanoPC T4 with same SoC (RK3399) performance but a few less features, like no onboard eMMC chip (but socket) and no M.2 socket. However the form factor is RPi-like which might suite certain use-cases.
The smallest board of the M4/T4/NEO4 RK3399 family. One gets full RK3399 SoC power on a tiny form factor but pays this with only 1 GB RAM and the loss of the 3.5mm audio jack (HDMI audio only) compared to the M4.
A tiny headless SBC, comes in a cute white housing with fanless cooling. It has the ROCK64 SoC, so you know what you can expect, but it runs hot quickly inside there. Prepare to limit the maximum CPU frequency, apply a strict GPU governor or put the board into a new cool well ventilated home.
FriendlyELEC's RK3399 dual-Ethernet/router board. When using the optionally shipped metal case, the CPU temperature stays in moderate range without a fan, as long as you do not run long-term full-load processes. It is purely headless but has a serial/UART debug port, so if you use it for important services, we recommend to have a serial terminal or adapter cable available, to allow console access even in case of boot issues of failing network (no SSH).
FriendlyELEC's latest RK3568 dual-2.5 Gbit Ethernet router board. When using the optionally shipped metal case, the CPU temperature stays in moderate range without a fan, as long as you do not run long-term full-load processes. Other than previous NanoPi router boards, the R5S has a HDMI port as well.
FriendlyELEC's new flagship mini router SBC, featuring the new Rockchip RK3588 SoC: A quad-core 4x Cortex-A76 @2.4 GHz + 4x Cortex A55 @1.8 GHz is making this the by far fastest SoC ever tested with DietPi.
The smallest dual-Ethernet SBC we currently support. This image should run on NanoPi R1S-H3 as well, which is pretty similar, just without eMMC and one USB port only.
Radxa Zero features a quad core 64-bit ARM processor, 32bit LPDDR4, up to 4K@60 HDMI, 802.11ac WiFi, Bluetooth 5.0, USB 3.0, 40-pin GPIO header. Radxa Zero supports USB 2.0 OTG and power via one USB C port.
Radxa Zero comes in 4 options with different RAM/storage configuration.
NB: No eMMC on 512 MiB and 1 GiB model, only 8 GiB eMMC for 2 GiB RAM model, larger eMMC only available for 4 GiB RAM model
Radxa's new mid-range SBC, featuring the new Rockchip RK3568 SoC with 4x Cortex A55 CPU @2.0 GHz
Radxa's new flagship SBC, featuring the new Rockchip RK3588 SoC: A quad-core 4x Cortex-A76 @2.4 GHz + 4x Cortex A55 @1.8 GHz is making this the by far fastest SoC ever tested with DietPi.
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We value our users and their feedback on DietPi, here are just a few testimonials.
"My first Raspberry Pi experience, installed DietPi and it works like charm. Many thanks and my compliments to the makers/developers!!
This is a fantastic piece of work!
I have build a music streamer: Raspberry Zero W (headless), JustBoom Digi Zero pHAT, SanDisk 400 GB microSD card, MPD/O!MPD"
"Pretty much the best OS for a small board computer such as a Raspberry Pi or Odroid, etc. Very easy to use and excellent community support. If you have a RPI or other small board computer this is a must. It is excellent for beginners."
I appreciate all the hard work put into this. You know, it's funny... I wanted my 6 pi's each to run a different distro. And originally they were. But time after time I find reasons to make my life easier by putting DietPi on them. Now of them run DietPi because it just makes sense for their purposes!
Thanks for all the hard work guys! :-D"
"Just wanted to say thank you for DietPi. As someone who's intermediate at best with Linux and SBCs in general, its made everything so much more accessible. I don't have that much time to tinker and I need things to generally work out of the box with little fuss. Dietpi has made it possible for me to be running Nextcloud, Pi-hole, NZBGet and more on a Pi4 with minimal effort. Sure Docker could do the same but there is something about running things natively that I like.
Automation features like Dietpi Backup and Drive Manager are just the icing on the cake to a great eco-system.
Thank you for Dietpi."