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latest version (Debian 8/Jessie)

  • version: 16.04 (released 2016-04-23)
  • default login: root / pi
  • SHA1: 99fdb18175c32b4c7d57ce970acb3837a17a439c
  • SHA256: 8123d538c365553a0225f00746650044e72c8444b6b7b43d64ecb1eef517ae9f

Bananian Linux for Banana Pi M2

There is a technical preview/beta available.
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All releases are available at https://dl.bananian.org/releases/


Installation

To burn a Bananian image it is recommended to use a class 10 SD card with minimum 2 GB storage.
If you should need further information on how to do this, there are lots of tutorials on the internet.

It is important that you always operate on the right device. Otherwise you might loose data due to overwriting a different device.

Upgrade

Existing installations can easily be upgraded to 16.04 without losing any data or settings.

Users of Bananian 14.09 or later can upgrade their existing installation using 'bananian-update'.
Users of Bananian 14.08, see: Check our upgrade instructions

Linux

  1. Download und unzip the latest Bananian image.
  2. Insert your SD card into the card reader.
  3. Identify your SD card device using 'dmesg' and 'umount' it.
  4. Write the Bananian Linux image to the SD card using the following dd command:
    dd if=bananian-1604.img of=/dev/<your-sd-card> bs=1M && sync

Windows

Windows users might want to use Win32 Disk Imager
Download: http://sourceforge.net/projects/win32diskimager/

OS X

  1. Download und unzip the latest Bananian image.
  2. Insert your SD card into the Mac or card reader
  3. Identify your SD card device using 'diskutil list' and do a 'diskutil unmountDisk' for the whole disk device (disk9 for example and not disk9s1):
    diskutil unmountDisk disk9
  4. Write the Bananian image to the SD card using 'sudo dd' (using the raw device: In case your SD card is disk9 then use /dev/rdisk9):
    sudo dd if=bananian-1604.img of=/dev/rdisk9 bs=1m && diskutil eject disk9

Licensing notes

The Bananian Linux tools are licensed under MIT license. Check https://github.com/Bananian/bananian for license and sources.
The Linux Kernel is licensed under GPL. Check linux-bananapi (sunxi) and https://www.kernel.org (mainline) for license and sources.
The u-boot is licensed under GPL. Check https://github.com/Bananian/u-boot for license and sources.
raspi-config is licensed under MIT license. Check https://github.com/Bananian/raspi-config for license and sources.
Debian packages are licensed under several open source licenses. Check https://www.debian.org for details.