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Stefan A.

Server OS for Tinker Board 2S

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We are new to Tinker Board coming from Raspberry Pi 4.

We need an OS to build upon and to decide which components we want to install.

Although the Asus Linux guys seem to have don a great job in building a Linux with all the bells and whistles, but our system must be light weight, as it runs as an IoT device and I can not afford/risk to update any oft the certainly upcoming vulnerabilities in packets which we are not using anyways.

As we will run 1000s of these devices, I can not carry around unnecessary packets.

So instead of taking the heavy Tinker OS, throwing away everything Asus was working so hard on, I need a Debian base image to add stuff. Raspberry OS has a tiny version which was a perfect start, but it does not run on ATB

So far, I haven't been able to install anything else than Tinker OS. All alternatives I tried simply did not start up (regardless of the maskrom jumper):

  • DietPi Tinker Board
  • DietPi RockPro64
  • Armbian
  • Debian ARm

Tinker OS boots up immediately.

Is there a Debian based distro available to start building the required configuration upon? 




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Unfortunately Asus made Tinker Board, sold it and forgot. What makes Raspberry pi popular is the software support behind it. In this forum, your posts are approved very late and receive no response.
Unfortunately, I also bought Tinker Board 2S. I regret. There is no support.

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