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Release Notes

February 2024 (version 9.1)


The February 19th, 2024 release of DietPi v9.1 comes with new support for the Raspberry Pi 5, enhancements for ROCK 4 SE and NanoPi R5S/R5C/R6S/R6C/T6. Additionally, enhancements and bug fixes for several dietpi-software options are included.

Pi2 on a tree

Photo by MichaIng, DietPi

New images

  • Raspberry Pi 5 Images for Raspberry Pi 5 and other Raspberry Pi models, based on the new Bookworm kernel and firmware package set from Raspberry Pi Ltd, are now available for testing. Note that some features, like changing screen resolution and camera module support, are not working yet:
  • ROCK 4 SE Since our Radxa ROCK 4 image has become incompatible with the ROCK 4 SE variant, we provide a new image for this particular variant. Many thanks to @janno for reporting failing boot on this SBC:
  • NanoPi R5S/R5C/6 series Our new images for these SBCs use kernel and bootloader builds generated with the Armbian build system. This means that they have a single ext4 partition with kernel image, overlays and boot configuration located below /boot as usual. The kernel command-line arguments can hence be adjusted, kernel headers installed for compiling modules, and the kernel features are more streamlined with other SBCs. The R5S/R5C images ship with a much newer mainline Linux build, which means more modern kernel features and better code quality. But some edge case hardware features which have not been upstreamed may not work, like support for Rockchip’s Media Process Platform (MPP) module, used for hardware-accelerated video encoding/decoding by some media servers/players. We are also testing the migration from our old images to the new kernel and bootloader packages, and will likely offer this with next DietPi update.


Bug fixes

As always, many smaller code performance and stability improvements, visual and spelling fixes have been done, too much to list all of them here. Check out all code changes of this release on GitHub: MichaIng/DietPi!6921