How to run Armbian on VIM3

Which Khadas SBC do you use?

VIM3 Pro

Which system do you use? Android, Ubuntu, OOWOW or others?

Currently Android

Which version of system do you use? Khadas official images, self built images, or others?

Khadas official

Please describe your issue below:

How do I install Debian/Armbian on the VIM3? I’ve tried downloading the desktop image from Khadas VIM3 – Armbian and copying it to the microSD card with both Rufus and Etcher, but the VIM3 always boots to the eMMC.

Post a console log of your issue below:

Have you used OOWOW or Krescue to install it? That usually works the best.

try oowow → online scripts → install armbian

PS: was updated and checked for latest armbian images

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I’d prefer not to overwrite the eMMC, and besides, I don’t know that those would boot from SD any better. I did get the microSD card plugged into a USB hub connected to a Linux computer and ran fsck on it. That gave me “Superblock invalid” and "Bad magic number in superblock while trying to open /dev/sdb. Copied the .img.xz image with dd, and now fsck says that it’s clean. I’ll try booting from it later.