I am proud to announce Manjaro ARM Preview1 for the Odroid N2.
The ODROID-N2 is a new generation single board computer that is more powerful, more stable, and faster performing than the N1. The main CPU of the N2 is based on big.Little architecture which integrates a quad-core ARM Cortex-A73 CPU cluster and a dual core Cortex-A53 cluster with a new generation Mali-G52 GPU. Thanks to the modern 12nm silicon technology, the A73 cores runs at 1.8Ghz without thermal throttling using the stock metal-housing heatsink allowing for a robust and quiet computer. The CPU's multi-core performance is around 20% faster and the 4GB DDR4 RAM is 35% faster than the N1. The N2’s DDR4 RAM runs at 1320Mhz while the N1’s DDR3 was running at 800Mhz. The large metal housing heatsink is designed to optimize the CPU and RAM heat dissipation and minimize throttling. The CPU is placed on the bottom side of the PCB to establish improved thermal characteristics.
How to install:
Download the image/zip file from the download location. Verify that the download completed successfully.
After that, install Etcher (
sudo pacman -S etcher if on Manjaro) and burn it to an SD or eMMC card (8 GB or larger).
Put the SD card into the Odroid's SD card slot or the eMMC on the main board, if you used eMMC, and boot it up. The Odroid should recognize the SD/eMMC card as a bootable device and boot from it.
On the first boot, it will display an OEM type install. After you have made your choices it will reboot into your newly setup system.
- Favorites not set in menu.
- No HW acceleration. (yet)
UPDATE: Because of a recently discovered "flaw" in the image creation process, kernel updates do not get applied to this image.
To correct this, please put this in your
For eMMC card:
/dev/mmcblk0p1 /boot vfat 0 0
For SD card:
/dev/mmcblk1p1 /boot vfat 0 0
Reboot and then reinstall the updated kernel package with
sudo pacman -Syyu linux-odroid-n2 and reboot again.