Last edited by balbes150 on 2022-11-9 13:55 Editor

The first test version of Armbian images for Station P2 (rk3568). For use. Download the image, unpack it, burn it to the SD card. Connect to P2 and turn on the power. The system starts automatically. Important. these images do not support the HDMI console, so the initial configuration must be performed either via UART or via SSH. The server version can only be managed via the UART or SSH console (the monitor does not work). For the XFCE version, after the initial configuration via SSH, after the reboot, the graphical DE interface will work and you can control the mouse and keyboard as usual. Please note that the reboot and power off take a very long time (up to 10 minutes).


New version 20210920 of ArmbianTV images with support for installation in eMMC\NVMe\SATA. Important. For the new images to work, it is necessary to update the u-boot in eMMC on M2\P2. The new version of u-boot is compatible with the existing official versions of Station and Ubuntu, which are released by Firefly. To upgrade to the new version of u-boot, you need to follow several steps.
1. Download a special version of the image from the link.

2. Unpack, write to the SD card.
3. Start the system, perform the initial configuration (answer the questions).
4. to start the update procedure, run the command

sudo /vendor/p2-station-update-uboot

After completing the procedure, turn off the system and you can use the new images as usual, perform the installation in eMMC\NVMe\SATA using the standard nand-install-sata utility.

Please note that before installing the system in eMMC\NVMe\SATA, I strongly recommend creating a full backup of the contents of eMMC. To do this, all ArmbianTV images have a special utility "ddbr". BEFORE starting the installation, you need to run the ddbr utility and select creating a compressed copy. This will allow you to easily return to the current state of eMMC in the future.


New versions of LE .
Now the image has a working u-boot and you can start the system without using additional media with Armbian.
Ie, you can write the LE image to an SD card  and the system starts automatically. The USB startup option also works.

Important. The u-boot used in LE is fully compatible with running any systems from SD and USB media. You can have the LE version on SD\eMMC and run new versions of LE\Armbian\Altlinux from USB.