Asus Tinker Board OS Debian V1.8

Now that the Tinker Board has been released in the US hopefully the wider audience will generate a cool community. I have however found a fledging forum here.

ASUS has been busy pushing out new OS’s for the board and interesting they have chucked out an beta Android one. It can be downloaded here.

I am not too fussed about playing with the Android OS but there is another beta for Debian in the form of V1.8. This release provides the following updates

TinkerOS_Debian V1.8 (Beta version)
TinkerOS default username is “linaro”, password is “linaro”
Changelog on V1.8
1.Upgrade to Debian 9 Stretch.
2.Change onboard LEDs behavior.
3.Modify ethernet LED behavior
4.Support NTFS.
5.Update 4K player.
6.Preload scratch, idle, and idle3.
7.Enable the kernel configuration of rockchip wdt for watchdog
8.Adding a shortcut for 4K player in menu
9.Fix the issue that EGL mode icon will appear when full screen playback is finished.

Get it here.

I am new to Debian Stretch as I don’t think it has been released on the Raspberry Pi. I am downloading the new image now and am going to see if it is any good.

The real test for me will be if I can connect to the board via SSH out of the box like I can with the Pi. Having to hook up all the peripherals to enable SSH and then unplug everything is a pain in the ass

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