RPro Image Suggestions
#1
Hi all,
 
As an existing owner of Pine64s and a Rock64, I have finally decided to take the plunge with a RockPro64.  It is on its way, and I am pondering OSes.  As I recall, original Pine64 and Rock64 builds were a bit mixed and so I wanted to reach out to ask the experts about the build that I should consider. (I have the most experience with Ubuntu/Armbian, and my use case is a headless Linux server using a minimal distribution.)  My current ideas are:
 
Ubuntu 18.04
Armbian
DietPi
 
What do you folks think of these?  Is one better than the others from a reliability on the RPro standpoint? Is there anything else that I should consider?
 
TIA                   
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#2
I can't answer your questions as I have no meaningful experience of armbian or dietpi. Certainly I am happy with my installation as per my sig: it runs pretty stable and suitably low resource usage. So Ubuntu minimal is def worth being on your list imho.
I did try recently Manjaro ARM and postmarketOS (from pinebook pro) in a futile attempt to get a v5 kernel. Basically with both I had problems fairly quickly to get the functionality I need and couldn't resolve them so I am still on Ubuntu.
* ROCKPro64 v2.1 2GB, 16Gb eMMC for rootfs, SX8200Pro 512GB NVMe for /home, HDMI video & sound, Bluetooth keyboard & mouse. Started Bionic minimal - now "focal", Openbox desktop for general purpose daily PC.
* PinePhone BraveHeart daily driver with Mobian
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(04-14-2020, 04:51 PM)dukla2000 Wrote: I can't answer your questions as I have no meaningful experience of armbian or dietpi. Certainly I am happy with my installation as per my sig: it runs pretty stable and suitably low resource usage. So Ubuntu minimal is def worth being on your list imho.
I did try recently Manjaro ARM and postmarketOS (from pinebook pro) in a futile attempt to get a v5 kernel. Basically with both I had problems fairly quickly to get the functionality I need and couldn't resolve them so I am still on Ubuntu.

Thank you.  It sounds like you have had a great experience with Ubuntu.  I will probably start with that unless I hear strong recommendations to go another direction.
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#4
For headless i would suggest https://github.com/ayufan-rock64/linux-b...m64.img.xz
Debian Buster 10.3 with kernel 5.6. And booting from an PCIe NVMe SSD Big Grin
Sorry for any mistakes. English is not my native language

1. RP64 v2.1 / PCIe SATA Marvell 88SE9230 Chipsatz / sd-card / 2 * 3,5 Zoll 4TB HDD (raid1) / using as NAS / Kernel 4.4.202-1237-rockchip-ayufan-gfd4492386213 / Booting from an USB3 SSD

2. RP64 v2.1 / testing.....testing....testing 

https://forum.frank-mankel.org/category/14/rockpro64
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(04-16-2020, 08:44 AM)Bullet64 Wrote: For headless i would suggest https://github.com/ayufan-rock64/linux-b...m64.img.xz
Debian Buster 10.3 with kernel 5.6. And booting from an PCIe NVMe SSD Big Grin

I would be open to this.  However, I notice that it is clearly stated as a pre-release build with lots of verbiage around stability and testing.  I ran something like this with my Rock64, and encountered trouble upon upgrading that brought the system down. As a result, I was not all that comfortable with stability of pre-release builds.  I take it your experience has been different? Do you upgrade to every pre-release build?
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