HCL:NanoPi Neo Air
- Allwinner H3 SoC
- 4x ARM Cortex-A7 CPU
- 512 MB RAM
- Micro SD
- Storage: 8GB eMMC
- WiFi: 802.11b/g/n (Ampak AP6212)
- Bluetooth: 4.0 dual mode
- 1x USB 2.0 host, 1x USB OTG
Writing a disk image to the SD card
- Download the image you want (Leap is stable, Tumbleweed is rolling) from here:
This image uses the Tumbleweed kernel and userspace, but a u-boot-nanopineoair package not yet in Tumbleweed.Tumbleweed
If the direct links above do not work for you, please check the general download directory for the images.
- 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 board.
- Connect the board to your PC via serial port (optional, but helpful for debugging; USB-TTL serial cable needed).
- Connect the board to your monitor (via DVI/HDMI, optional).
- Power on the board.
- Walk through the first boot steps.
- Ethernet is configured to request an IP via DHCP, check your DHCP server for the board IP if used.
- Have a lot of fun...
I have openSUSE Tumbleweed running, wifi is working, LEDs are working. I think the DTB file needs definitions for the RTC, ntpd cannot sync the clock.
Currently the openSUSE Tumbleweed JeOS image does not boot, as the u-boot on the NanoPi Neo Air does not support EFI boot. Instead, it will default to booting the FriendlyCore from the eMMC flash. Updating using eFlasher to the current u-boot and FriendlyCore does not help. The NanoPi Neo appliance with openSUSE Leap15.0 does boot and is relatively easy to upgrade to get the Wifi interface to work.