latest os for orange pi pc 2

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code2319
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latest os for orange pi pc 2

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What version of the Raspbian/Debain I need to download to use the prep_system_for_dietpi script?
I tried to download Raspbian Stretch Lite (Version: November 2018, 2018-11-13, Kernel version: 4.14), debian-9.6.0-arm64-netinst, but after writing to the sd card, none of them started...
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MichaIng
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Re: latest os for orange pi pc 2

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Yes for RPi we use the Raspbian Stretch Lite image from here: https://www.raspberrypi.org/downloads/raspbian/
For x86_64 we use the Debian mini.iso from here: http://ftp.nl.debian.org/debian/dists/s ... s/netboot/

But for Orange Pi PC 2 is an ARM board that works with non of the above images. The Debian image you tried generally is for the right architecture (arm64), but there is still a special bootloader and kernel required for AllWinner H5 boards that Debian does not ship.

There are "official" images available, e.g.: http://www.orangepi.org/downloadresourc ... 21a4f.html
But those are very bad maintained and often outdated. This is the price you need to pay afterwards, where the hardware itself is cheap ;).

Better go with well maintained 3rd party images, e.g. ARMbian: https://www.armbian.com/orange-pi-pc2/
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Re: latest os for orange pi pc 2

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Right...need to have uboot, otherwise it just doesn't start :(
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