DietPi doesn't boot on NanoPi R6S


My first post here, if I am in wrong group please point me out.
Have been using DietPi on various devices (Pi Zero 2W, NanoPi R2S, Pi4B+) without issue, but today I am trying to run it on the new NanoPi R6S, it doesn’t boot.

I downloaded this image ( and flashed on 2 SD cards (Kingston ValueSelect 32GB & SanDisk Ultra 64GB), my R6S doesn’t boot (no display from HDMI, waited for an hour), to confirm SD cards are good, I use them to flash the image for NanoPi R2S which works on it, flashing with FriendlyElec’s image (any of the R6S image) also bootable. To avoid the internal eMMC causing boot issue, I used FriendlyElec Ubuntu image to boot up and wiped boot record of eMMC to make sure it can only boot from SD card, but it still doesn’t work for me. Image flashing I used both Windows + Rufus / Linux Mint + balenEtcher, results are the same.

One thing I am not sure, looking at the SD card for R2S, there is only 1 partition, while the one for R6S has 8 (with only 1 mountable under linux), is that normal?

Yes, this is correct.

root@DietPiR6S:~# lsblk
mmcblk2      179:0    0 28.9G  0 disk
β”œβ”€mmcblk2p1  179:1    0    4M  0 part
β”œβ”€mmcblk2p2  179:2    0    4M  0 part
β”œβ”€mmcblk2p3  179:3    0    4M  0 part
β”œβ”€mmcblk2p4  179:4    0   16M  0 part
β”œβ”€mmcblk2p5  179:5    0   40M  0 part
β”œβ”€mmcblk2p6  179:6    0   32M  0 part
β”œβ”€mmcblk2p7  179:7    0   32M  0 part
└─mmcblk2p8  179:8    0 28.8G  0 part /
mmcblk2boot0 179:32   0    4M  1 disk
mmcblk2boot1 179:64   0    4M  1 disk

Actually, I’m running Bookwork on my demo R6S, booted from eMMC.

 DietPi v8.13.2 : 12:36 - Thu 01/26/23
 - Device model : NanoPi R6S (aarch64)
 - Uptime : up 1 minute
 - CPU temp : 25 Β°C / 77 Β°F : Who put me in the freezer!
 - LAN IP : (eth0)
 - Info Text : !!! DEMO R6S Bookworm !!!


Looks like you opened very same issue on GitHub NanoPi R6S won't boot Β· Issue #6095 Β· MichaIng/DietPi Β· GitHub

Please try to stick to one single platform and don’t open the same request on different tools. This is not speeding up thinks. It will just increase our efforts to manage both. Thy for understanding.

Sorry for posting to both, I was guessing this is only a general discussion place (so not sure if devs are monitoring here actively), so I went to Github to post once more.

both are monitored closely by the whole team.

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