Manjaro ARM 20.04 released!
We are proud to announce the release of Manjaro ARM 20.04!
We recommend re-installing using these images, because of major system changes between 20.02 and 20.04.
Currently we have download images for: Raspberry Pi 4, Rock Pi 4, RockPro64, Khadas Vim 1, Khadas Vim 3 and the Pinebook Pro.
Manjaro ARM is proud to also now be the default installation on the Pinebook Pro from Pine64.
We have put in a lot of work to get to this point and we are excited that we have been accepted by the creators of this laptop, as a great OS option.
We are also proud to now be part of the Manjaro infrastructure. This means our repositories are now available on a lot more mirrors around the world.
Thanks to the Manjaro Team for this upgrade.
eMMC flash image for Pinebooks
It's an image for supported laptops designed to flash Manjaro ARM to the built-in eMMC module, so you don't have to fiddle with DD and/or take out the eMMc module yourself.
Right now images for the Pinebook and Pinebook Pro are available in the download folders linked below, but will be named emmc-installer in addition to the regular filename.
These images will be available shortly after regular images release.
To use these images:
- Download the eMMC Installer image of your choice.
- Flash it to an SD card.
- Boot the SD card on the device.
- When the Manjaro logo has been present for about 15 seconds, press ESC (this is a bug, we know).
- Follow the instructions on the screen.
First Time setup
This release sports the First Time setup for all images, also via SSH. This means that at first boot, you will be asked about the following:
- keyboard layout (except on pinebook, that is fixed to us layout)
- additional user groups (optional)
- full name
- password for that username
- password for root
Then the setup script will set these settings and reboot to the login screen.
|Raspberrry Pi 4||20.04||20.04|
|Rock Pi 4||20.04||20.04|
|Khadas Vim 1||20.04||20.04|
|Khadas Vim 3||20.04||20.04|
Torrents are also available!
- New packages from upstream and Manjaro ARM.
- Manjaro now uses a branch based repo structure. Meaning you can now switch between
arm-unstablebranches by editing
- All new images now use a 2 partition layout and use extlinux.conf where applicable. Devices not using extlinux are Raspberry Pi 4, Odroid N2 and Khadas Vims.
- XFCE 4.14
- KDE Plasma 5.18
- Pinebook Pro now mutes Speaker audio when headphones are detected.
- Odroid N2 images made with Manjaro ARM Installer now works from SD card too.
Updating from 20.02:
- Please follow the instructions mentioned in the Another mirror transition thread, to use our new infrastruture and the latest stable update solution post to fix your Extlinux before you reboot.
- We recommend re-installing the system, since we made major changes between the 20.02 and 20.04 releases, that are not part of package updates.
- No audio cards on Odroid-C2, Odroid N2, Rock64 and Khadas Vim 3.
- Bootsplash does not work on Raspberry Pi devices.
- Bootsplash also seems to hide the First Time setup on XFCE images and the eMMC flasher images. To access it, power on device, wait for 30 seconds, then press ESC.
- Lid Close trigger on the Pinebook Pro does not work on the XFCE edition.
- Raspberry Pi 4 (tested on B)
- Rock Pi 4
- Pinebook Pro
- Khadas Vim 1 (maintained by @spikerguy)
- Khadas Vim 3 (maintained by @spikerguy)
With Manjaro ARM Installer (in addition to the above devices): (Download it here)
- Raspberry Pi 3 (tested on B)
- Odroid C2
- Odroid N2
- Khadas Vim 2 (not tested)
- Pine64-LTS / Sopine (tested on Pine64-LTS board, profile renamed from sopine to pine64-lts)
What about other devices?
Manjaro ARM no longer supports the
armv7h architecture. So if you have/use an armv7h device, you should be looking at other distro's. Some could be:
- Arch Linux ARM
- Raspbian (for the raspberrypi)
- Ubuntu Mate
The armv7h repo has been removed from the repo server and mirrors.
We won't be making images for all the supported devices. If your desired image for your desired supported device does not exist, please use
manjaro-arm-installer to install it to an SD/eMMC card.
We already started releasing Alpha images for the PinePhone and PineTab.