HCL:BananaPi R2

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The BananaPi R2 (BPI-R2 in short) is a board based on the MediaTek MT7623N, Quad-core ARM Cortex-A7 and Mali 450 MP4 GPU, with 2G DDR3 SDRAM, 8G eMMC flash and 5 Ethernet ports.

Technical data

  • MediaTek MT7623N, Quad-core ARM Cortex-A7
  • Mali 450 MP4 GPU
  • Storage:
    • 8G eMMC flash onboard
    • MicroSD slot
    • Two SATA 2.0 Port
  • Network
    • 5 x 10/100/1000 Mbit/s Ethernet (MT7530)
    • Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n 2.4G/5G
    • Bluetooth BT4.1(MT6625L)
  • HDMI (Type A) output with HDCP 1.4
  • Audio Output: HDMI
  • USB ports
    • 2 x USB 3.0 ports
    • 1 x USB 2.0 OTG
  • 1 mini pcie interface
  • 28x GPIO
  • UART, I2C, SPI or PWM
  • Power Input: 12 volt @2A
  • Size & Weight: 148 mm × 100.5mm, 100g

Writing a disk image to the SD card

JeOS image E20 image XFCE image LXQT image GNOME image KDE image X11 image

If the direct links above do not work for you, please check the general download directory for the images.

  1. 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 status=progress; sync
  2. Insert the SD card with the openSUSE image into your board.
  3. Connect the board to your PC via serial port (optional, but helpful for debugging; USB-TTL serial cable needed).
  4. Connect the board to your monitor (via DVI/HDMI, optional).
  5. Power on the board.
  6. Walk through the first boot steps.
  7. Ethernet is configured to request an IP via DHCP, check your DHCP server for the board IP if used.
  8. Have a lot of fun...
Default login is root:linux, works on serial console, via ssh, GUI.