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NanoPi-M4v2 lacks linux support

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I'm a new friendlelec user,
and recently I buyed a NanoPi-M4 v2 attracted, among other things, by the NVMe hat that makes this board suitable (at least it's what I expected) to be used as a desktop replacement or as a fast server.

But after getting the board, I found that armbian which works on the first version of this board, doesn't work with the v2.

I tried the official friendlyarm distribution, the one based on bionic, but I'm not satisfied with it, as it has lots of issues, including errors during installs of other packages (from apt-get install) and crashes. Firefox and chromium do not seem to be able to play even 720p youtube content. They play sd content, but I have experienced so many crashed that I've given up. I'll wait for more stable distributions to be available for this board.

I hope that friendlyelec will contribute to the community and give enough support to let main distros to be ported to nanoPi M4 v2. In my opinion those distros should be armbian and manjaro.

Sorry for the complaint, but I think It's beautiful hardware and it would be a shame to leave it aging without using it.
I'd like to inform that me, with the help of the great armbian community, have made a fully working debian-buster image with desktop environment.

You'll find it looking at the link provided inside this post:
https://forum.armbian.com/topic/11710-n ... t-working/


The image above is an unofficial community effort: but it's the best we have while waiting for official armbian support of this board.
Yes!
I can confirm it works , i installed mine & got wifi working by updating & upgrading via armbian config (and a usb wifi stick.

Much faster than any other distro so far , my only problem & i think i am probably doing something wrong is vnc.
So used to the ease of RPI i have forgotten more than i remember lol
Hi, the forum thread is long.
Could you give me the direct link to the Armbian image for m4v2?
Thanks!
Hy,
armbian development effort for this board has gone along.

You can compile this https://github.com/armbian/build/tree/n ... 2-bring-up brach for a preview.

use:

./compile.sh BOARD=nanopim4v2 BRANCH=current RELEASE=buster BUILD_MINIMAL=no BUILD_DESKTOP=yes KERNEL_ONLY=no KERNEL_CONFIGURE=no

You'll have a fully working armbian desktop with 5.4.1 kernel.

enjoy
Added official test images for V2:
https://www.armbian.com/nanopi-m4-v2/

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