Quartz64 Software Releases
This page contains a list of all available operating systems for the Quartz64 in alphabetical order, as well as links to other resources.
Armbian is a base operating system platform for single board computers
- Lightweight Debian or Ubuntu based Linux distribution specialized for ARM development boards
- Each system is compiled, assembled and optimized by Armbian Build Tools
- It has powerful build and software development tools to make custom builds
- Support on Armbian forums https://forum.armbian.com/forum/96-upcoming-hardware-wip/
DietPi is a lightweight, yet easy to setup and feature-rich Linux distribution, based on Debian. To find out more about DietPi, please visit the official documentation. Discuss the Quartz64 build(s) on the PINE64 forum thread.
- Quartz64 Model A: Direct download from dietpi.com
- Quartz64 Model B: Direct download from dietpi.com
- SOQuartz: Direct download from dietpi.com
Manjaro ARM is a user friendly rolling release distribution, based on Arch Linux ARM.
- Quartz64 Model A: Image on GitHub
- Quartz64 Model B: Image on GitHub
Most of the hardware support is already available in the mainline kernel. If some devices doesn't work it is possible to swap to the linux-quartz64 kernel
pacman -S linux-quartz64.
Following desktop options available:
- KDE Plasma
as well as minimal image without desktop.
NetBSD is a free, fast, secure, and highly portable Unix-like Open Source operating system. It relies upon the UEFI support in Tianocore. Before NetBSD 10 is released, the latest version of NetBSD-current should be used.
- NetBSD daily builds top level from inside here, navigate to a date, and inside the images/ subdirectory are installable images. Use the one called "NetBSD-<version>-evbarm-aarch64-install.img.gz".
- This image can be written to a supported device, such as the eMMC interface, any USB storage device, NVMe, and PCIe AHCI SATA are all supported with builds after 2022-01-15.
- Currently this can not be shared with the EDK2 port, ie, microSD for EDK2 and some other media for NetBSD.
pgwipeout's Quartz64 CI
pgwipeout provides continuously rebuilt set of images for Quartz64 devices which includes a Debian installer and a buildroot rescue environment. It is aimed at advanced users who generally know their way around a Linux system, and as a baseline for whether something is working or not. Works on both SD cards and eMMC, uses pgwipeout's patched kernel. Kernels aren't auto-updated on the installed system, so the user manually has to do this by mounting the actual correct boot partition.
- https://gitlab.com/pgwipeout/quartz64_ci/-/pipelines (Click the three dots on the right, download the merge-job archive.)
For Quartz64 Model A, flash rk3566-quartz64-a.dtb.img.xz. On Linux, you can for example do this as follows, assuming your target device is /dev/sdX:
sudo -i; xzcat /path/to/rk3566-quartz64-a.dtb.img.xz > /dev/sdX
For Quartz64 Model B, use rk3566-quartz64-b.dtb.img.xz instead.
For line by line instructions to boot Quartz64 CI on a microSD card and use it to install Debian onto an eMMC follow these instructions Quartz64 Installing Debian
Plebian stands for PINE64 Live Debian and aims to be a fairly vanilla live Debian image for Quartz64 and SOQuartz devices, based on Debian Bookworm.
To flash, run (replace /dev/sdX with your target block device):
$ xzcat imagename.img.xz | sudo dd of=/dev/sdX bs=4M oflag=dsync status=progress
Some quick notes:
- You will be asked to change your password on first login (for what the default login is, read the instructions!)
- Root file system is grown to take up the entire space of your boot device
- NetworkManager is used instead of Debian's interfaces config to be more flexible with what adapters are plugged in and working
- An sshd is started on port 22 with freshly generated keys
Tianocore EDK II port by jmcneill
This (as of 2021-12-30) is a work in progress to enable UEFI enabled systems, and is able to bring up SD, eMMC, USB, PCIe with SATA and NVMe, HDMI, thermal sensors, TRNG, as well as general Cortex A-55 features. Known to work with NetBSD -current, and the ESXi Arm fling version 1.8.
- The microSD card image should be written to an microSD card and installed. Currently, using the same card for the operating system as well may be problematic.
BSP Linux SDK
The 'BSP Linux SDK ver 4.19 for the Quartz64 Model A.
- Direct download from pine64.org (32.67GB, MD5 of the TAR-GZip file 24554419aec29700add97167a3a4c9ed)
Android 11 SDK
The Android 11 SDK for the Quartz64 Model A SBC.
- Direct download from pine64.org (79.00GB, MD5 of the TAR-GZip file 77c2ff57ea3372fb04da7fb49e17d12b)
- Just the boot blobs (<1MB): File:Rk35-blobs.tar.gz
Android 11 Production Test Builds
Android 11 Stock
The Android 11 Stock images for eMMC boot for the Quartz64 Model A. This is test build that was used during product testing.
- Stock image for the 8GB eMMC module from pine64.org (819MB, MD5 of the Gzip file e4365753e584d9fce1b8f10f095eede6, build 20210604)
- Stock image for the 16GB eMMC module from pine64.org (1.10GB, MD5 of the Gzip file 491c5f7744b0ca0b74ae76e607051836, build 20210604)
- Stock image for the 32GB eMMC module from pine64.org (846MB, MD5 of the Gzip file 47a6f0cdac8bad06cb920743849a8894, build 20210604)
- Stock image for the 64GB eMMC module from pine64.org (884MB, MD5 of the Gzip file 4e2fed6f5db0d55afdc8a142fc0c4fe1, build 20210604)
- Write the disk images to the eMMC modules using the USB adapter, for example using
- Please allow 3-5 minutes boot up time on first time for initialization.
Android 11 Production Test Build
The Android 11 Production Test Build for the Quartz64 model A for eMMC boot using ROCKChip tools method. This is a test build that was used during product testing.
- Direct download from pine64.org (812MB, MD5 of the Gzip file 800f867fdd0d1b2bd7822c156b6067e3, build 20210604)
- Please unzip first and then using Rockchip Android tool ver 2.84 to flash in
- For Windows OS environment please install the DriverAssistant v5.11 driver first
- The OTG port located at top USB 2.0 port on top of USB 3.0 port, needs USB type A to type A cable.
- Please allow 3-5 minutes boot up time on first time for initialization
Android 11 eink SDK
This the Android 11 eink SDK build for 10.3" e-ink panels on the Quartz64 Model A.
- Direct download from pine64.org (72.88GB, MD5 of the TAR-GZip file 293a550584298de4fb95ceae18103672, build 20210604)
- Just the boot blobs (<1MB): File:Rk35-blobs.tar.gz