Maintained Linux booting from eMMC
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Armbian mainline (5.10.y) kernel booted fine for me, I installed it by simply burning directly to eMMC using Pine's USB adapter. Even if you don't have one of those, (as someone mentioned above) you can use armbian-config, which in turn calls nand-sata-install if you need to install to eMMC from an SD card for instance.

TwisterOS is just Armbian with some GUI and graphical tweaks on top, geared towards desktop and gaming. But now Armbian themselves are finally publishing their own desktop images (currently experimental).

Getting these devices to boot and work is not like regular x86 GNU/Linux because of all the blobs and boot loader peculiarities. Which is sort of the raison d'être for Armbian in the first place. So, unless you are very handy with kernel patching and understanding how ARM devices boot, most people are better off just using Armbian IMO.
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Maintained Linux booting from eMMC - by ootoovak - 06-14-2021, 02:01 AM
RE: Maintained Linux booting from eMMC - by LMM - 06-20-2021, 03:53 AM
RE: Maintained Linux booting from eMMC - by TRS-80 - 07-06-2021, 02:28 PM

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