Bananian 14.08 Released

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Post Last Edited by tony_zhang at 2014-8-16 18:48

Bananian Linux website is, one of the official partners of LeMaker. Nico works  Bananian to make it be a well pre-configured platform for small servers and  such things. Thanks for Nico.

Bananian Linux is a pre-installed Debian 7 image optimized for Banana Pi. It uses the official Debian wheezy armhf repositories with a kernel and bootmanager (u-boot), customized for Banana Pi.

The main focus is to provide a lightweight headless platform for home servers, small webservers, ownCloud hosting, Linux based wifi access points, NAS systems, monitoring devices, …

minimal Debian 7 (wheezy) armhf Image
using official Debian repositories, no Raspbian dependencies
pre-configured with focus on performance and security
binary compatible with all Raspbian (.deb) packages
simple script to set up timezone, locales, hostname, root password and expand filesystem (bananian-config)

Preinstalled services and applications
SSH server (remote access/administration)
NTP server (time synchronisation)
haveged (entropy daemon)
rsyslogd (syslog daemon)
zsh (default shell with configuration, bash also available)
htop (system monitor)
bwm-ng (bandwidth monitor)
screen (terminal multiplexer)

Configuration details
hardened SSH configuration. Check for details
ethernet: DHCP
root password: pi (change this!)
default locale: en_us (use dpkg-reconfigure locales to change locales)
time zone: UTC (use dpkg-reconfigure tzdata to change)
deadline scheduler and noatime mount option for root filesystem
512 MB swap file

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More details and latest new please refer to .
Nice .... will try.

Bananian rocks! Installed apache2, php5, mysql-server.
Everything works.

Can't login to Bananian. Please provide initial login credentials. Thanks

Quote: root password pi

Works! Thanks

Nico's Bananian runs excellent.

The only thing I changed in "inittab" for make life easier enabled the serial console. I added this line:
  1. s0:2345:respawn:/sbin/getty -L 115200 ttyS0 linux
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What's the difference between this and raspian for banana pi ? I.e. will bananian be the maintained OS at the expense of raspian ? Or a competing OS ? (Not wanting to start a flame war !)

Please before you start the war read :

Reply 8# robbedoes

It is Debian wheezy 7.6 armhf. used following command:

root@bananapi ~ # lsb_release -a
No LSB modules are available.
Distributor ID: Debian
Description:    Debian GNU/Linux 7.6 (wheezy)
Release:        7.6
Codename:       wheezy

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