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The PineTab will automatically boot from microSD if a bootable card is inserted. Although it is technically possible to use any ARM distro (because the PineTab uses the mainline kernel), only few of them will actually be usable on Early Adopters PineTab, due to specifics of working with LCD panel. Among those listed all except for postmarketOS have working builds.
The PineTab will automatically boot from microSD if a bootable card is inserted. Although it is technically possible to use any ARM distro (because the PineTab uses the mainline kernel), only few of them will actually be usable on Early Adopters PineTab, due to specifics of working with LCD panel. Among those listed all except for postmarketOS have working builds.


* [[#UBPorts|UBPorts]]
=== UBPorts ===
* [[#postmarketOS|postmarketOS]]
[[File:Ubports-logo.png|100px]]
* [[#Arch Linux ARM|Arch Linux ARM]]
The UBPorts Ubuntu Touch is what preinstalled on PineTab Early Adopters batch.
* [[#Manjaro ARM|Manjaro ARM]]
* [[#Mobian|Mobian]]


=== UBPorts ===
It can update itself, and also jenkins daily build can be downloaded [https://ci.ubports.com/job/rootfs/job/rootfs-pinetab/ here]
The UBPorts Ubuntu Touch is what preinstalled on PineTab Early Adopters batch. It can update itself, and also jenkins daily build can be downloaded [https://ci.ubports.com/job/rootfs/job/rootfs-pinetab/ here]


In the event that WiFi fails to connect, the USB port can be used with an appropriate dongle to connect for internet using ethernet cable.
In the event that WiFi fails to connect, the USB port can be used with an appropriate dongle to connect for internet using ethernet cable.


=== postmarketOS ===
=== postmarketOS ===
postmarketOS is a preconfigured version of [https://www.alpinelinux.org/ Alpine Linux] for mobile devices. The latest builds can be downloaded from the [https://images.postmarketos.org/pinetab/ images page] to be flashed to the PineTab.
[[File:PostmarketOS-logo.png|100px]]
postmarketOS is a preconfigured version of [https://www.alpinelinux.org/ Alpine Linux] for mobile devices.
 
The latest builds can be downloaded from the [https://images.postmarketos.org/pinetab/ images page] to be flashed to the PineTab.


More information is available at [https://postmarketos.org postmarketos.org] and on their [https://wiki.postmarketos.org/wiki/PINE64_PineTab_(pine64-pinetab) dedicated PineTab wiki page].
More information is available at [https://postmarketos.org postmarketos.org] and on their [https://wiki.postmarketos.org/wiki/PINE64_PineTab_(pine64-pinetab) dedicated PineTab wiki page].


=== Arch Linux ARM ===
=== Arch Linux ARM ===
[[File:Archlinux-logo.png|100px]]
Arch Linux ARM with Phosh as the UI selection, maintained by the DanctNIX community.  
Arch Linux ARM with Phosh as the UI selection, maintained by the DanctNIX community.  


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=== Manjaro ARM ===
=== Manjaro ARM ===
First Manjaro ARM image confirmed to be working on Early Adopters PineTab can be downloaded [https://next.manjaro.org/index.php/s/aeXDtbWnnBNEM2Q here], ref [https://forum.manjaro.org/t/manjaro-arm-alpha2-with-phosh-pinetab/150/12 forum thread].
[[File:Manjaro-logo.svg|100px]]
Th first Manjaro ARM image confirmed to be working on Early Adopters PineTab can be downloaded [https://next.manjaro.org/index.php/s/aeXDtbWnnBNEM2Q here], ref [https://forum.manjaro.org/t/manjaro-arm-alpha2-with-phosh-pinetab/150/12 forum thread].


Older Manjaro images with several different environments, including Phosh and Plasma, but '''not working on Early Adopters PineTab''' can be downloaded [https://osdn.net/projects/manjaro-arm/storage/pinetab/ here]
Older Manjaro images with several different environments, including Phosh and Plasma, but '''not working on Early Adopters PineTab''' can be downloaded [https://osdn.net/projects/manjaro-arm/storage/pinetab/ here]


=== Mobian ===
=== Mobian ===
Mobian is a project providing Debian images for mobile devices. PineTab images can be downloaded [https://images.mobian-project.org/pinetab/ here]. Password is '''1234'''
[[File:Debian-logo.png|100px]]
Mobian is a project providing Debian images for mobile devices.  
 
PineTab images can be downloaded [https://images.mobian-project.org/pinetab/ here]. Password is '''1234'''


== Installation instructions ==
== Installation instructions ==

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