Getting started with Armbian on Radxa Zero

Hi there,

I want to setup a minimal OS on my Radxa Zero, run it headless and ssh into it.

What would be a good start to get Armbian running?
Is this valid for the Radxa Zero?

Thanks for your help!

Would be balbes150’s builds as described in the link in the original post the right way to get started if you want to use the Radxa Zero as a server (and not as a media player) and need a good package manager?

How should the content of the extlinux.conf look like for the Radxa Zero?

Another option could be the official armbian image.
So far they support the following amlogic boards (

Board SoC
Odroid HC4 S905X3
Khadas VIM2 S912
Khadas VIM1 S905X
Odroid C4 S905X3
La Frite S805X
Odroid N2 / N2+ S922X
Le Potato S905X
NanoPi K2 S905
Odroid C1 S805
Odroid C2 S905

afaik is the S905Y2 a G12A platform (like the S905X2):
GXBB (S905)
GXL (S805X/S905X/D/W/L)
GXM (S912)
G12A (S905X2/D2)
G12B (S922X/A311D)
SM1 (S905X3/D3)

So currently no G12A boards on the list.

Had anyone luck to get the official armbian running?

I just found these images in this posting and will try if I can get Twister and Manjaro running:

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Hi There
An noob on the OS.
I hit some dependency issues with update for the twister os
is this normal?
You might want to run ‘apt --fix-broken install’ to correct these.
The following packages have unmet dependencies:
linux-libc-dev : Breaks: linux-libc-dev:armhf (!= 5.4.0-80.90) but 21.08.2 is installed
linux-libc-dev:armhf : Breaks: linux-libc-dev (!= 21.08.2) but 5.4.0-80.90 is installed
E: Unmet dependencies. Try ‘apt --fix-broken install’ with no packages (or specify a solution).

Welcome to Radxa Forum.

To fix this:

  • Go into CLI(command line) and type:

sudo dpkg -i --force-overwrite /var/cache/apt/archives/linux-libc-dev_21.08.2_armhf.deb

----- replace linux-libc-dev_21.08.2_armhf.deb with whatever package is causing the issue ------

sudo apt install -f


sudo apt update && sudo apt upgrade

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@jtremblant Thank you very much
Was gonna updated with the same solution after some digging.
Good to know people are supportive for this new board.

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