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raspbian or bananian? What's the difference

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First i want to say 'hello' to this forum and its Team!

My Name ist Stephan, i'm from germany and got a banana pro on xmas

I'm sure my question has been asked serveral times but i didn't find a appropriate answer - sorry for the newbie question:
What are the biggest differences between bananian and raspbian? I started my BPro first with raspbian cause i have little experience with raspbian on a raspberry pi. RPi is well known and i thought i will get more information, help and tutorials on the web, which is really important for me, cause i'm a real newbie in linux.

But now i read that bananian is also based on debian (like raspbian right?!). It sounds that (nearly) everything developed for rasbian should work on bananian... Is it correct?
I want to use the BPro as homeserver and don't need GUI, so normally i would use bananian because it was build for banana pi and as headles server OS.

I would be pleased to get some advices.

Thanks, Stephan
Wig  
The wifi driver is not included in bananian yet.
http://forum.lemaker.org/forum.p ... amp;page=1#pid56317

tkaiser  
While Raspbian makes sense for the RPi with its older ARM architecture that isn't supported by Debian I would go with a good/clean Debian base image on an A20 based board. Have a look at http://forum.lemaker.org/forum.p ... 10862&pid=57117

Wig replied at Sat Jan 3, 2015 20:03
The wifi driver is not included in bananian yet.
http://forum.lemaker.org/forum.php?mod=viewthread&t ...

In the raspbian for banana pi Version, the WiFi driver wasn't included too. But I solved it like you did in your thread.

Edited by balli1187 at Sun Jan 4, 2015 09:28
tkaiser replied at Sun Jan 4, 2015 04:35
While Raspbian makes sense for the RPi with its older ARM architecture that isn't supported by Debia ...


"...isn't supported by debian..."? But i thought Raspbian is also based on debian (wheezy i think). Raspbian.org
As i said i'm a real newbie to linux. therefor i would prefer to take an existing image and not taking debian and build my own.

Thx for the link, i will have a look in the evening (now:16:00 in Germany )

Edited by Bananian at Sun Jan 4, 2015 20:36

Raspbian doesn't use the official Debian repositories while Bananian does.
The background tkaiser mentioned is that the Raspberry Pi (and Raspbian) is ARMv6 and the BananaPi (and Bananian) is ARMv7.

To get a lightweight minimal system I would recommend Bananian (what else?!)
For Wifi you have to use our snapshot kernel tkaiser linked above. There will be an official update adding the support for the Banana Pro.

PS: check this thread http://forum.lemaker.org/thread- ... a_base_system_.html to learn what a mess it is to get a minimal Raspbian system...

Thanks Again.

What's with the compability? I tried raspbian first because of all the Tutorials for different projects in the web? Can i use them on bananian too or are the difference between the distributions too big?

I don't know how to change the Kernel or how to compile a distro. So i have to weit for a Wirkung image

balli1187 replied at Sun Jan 4, 2015 23:18
Thanks Again.

What's with the compability? I tried raspbian first because of all the Tutorials for  ...

you can use ARMv6 binaries on Bananian so there are no problems. It's both Debian based.
But if you feel comfortable with Raspbian there is nothing against using it

At the moment I'm not sure but at least i will give banian a try

Thx for Help.

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