tagline: From openSUSE
The Banana Pi is an AllWinner A20 (sun7i) based single board computer that tries to maintain compatibility with Raspberry Pi third-party options as much as possible. At the time of release, it was an alternative to the Raspberry Pi that offered more capable hardware at a similar price point.
- AllWinner A20 SoC
- 1 GHz ARM Cortex-A7 dual-core CPU
- Mali400MP2 GPU (but no kernel support yet!)
- 1 GB DDR3 RAM
- SD Card Slot
- e-SATA connector
- Built-in HDMI and composite outputs
- Extensible via LVDS connector
- HDMI audio and 3.5mm stereo out/microphone in
- Gigabit ethernet
- 2 USB 2.0 pors
- 1 USB OTG port
- Powered by either separate microUSB or pin header
- 26-pin GPIO header compatible with Raspberry Pi
- Serial port RS-232 via GPIO header
- Camera connector
- IR Receiver
Installing the openSUSE Tumbleweed image
- Download the image you want (Leap is stable, Tumbleweed is rolling) from here:
JeOS image E20 image XFCE image LXQT image X11 image
- As root extract the image onto your SD card (replace sdX with the device name of your SD card).
WARNING: all previous data on the SD card will be lost. Check first if the device you have selected is really your SD card!
xzcat [image].raw.xz | dd bs=4M of=/dev/sdX iflag=fullblock oflag=direct; sync
- Insert the SD card with the openSUSE image into your Banana Pi.
- Connect the Banana Pi to your PC via serial port (optional, but helpful for debugging; USB-TTL serial cable needed).
- Connect the Banana Pi to your monitor (via DVI/HDMI, optional).
- Power on the Banana Pi.
- Ethernet is configured to request an IP via DHCP, check your DHCP server for the Banana Pi IP if used.
- Have a lot of fun...
Alternatively can download Etcher, an open source tool to flash your image graphically.
Default login is root:linux, works on serial console, via ssh, GUI.