Manjaro ARM for Pinebook! (preview1)

I am proud to announce Manjaro ARM for the Pinebook.


Download here!

Torrents are also available from the same location.

New images are available.

  • Pinebook KDE
User Password
root root
manjaro manjaro


The Pinebook is a $99 laptop, based on the popular Pine64 ARM board. It sports a quad core ARM CPU, 2 GB RAM, 16 GB eMMC, Wifi and Bluetooth and either a 14" TN screen or an 11" IPS screen.

The Manjaro ARM images are marking Manjaro ARM's first venture into ARM based laptops and is heavily based on the Arch Linux builds from user anarsoul on Github.

How to install:

Download the image/zip file from the download location. Verify that the download completed successfully.

After that, install Etcher (sudo pacman -S etcher) and burn it to an SD card (8 GB or larger recommended).

Put the SD card into the Pinebooks SD card slot and boot it up. The Pinebook should recognize the SD card as a bootable device and boot from it.

The Pinebook will reboot once before it gets to a login screen. This is because the filesystem gets resized to fit the SD card.

On first boot, the wifi card gets activated after a couple of minutes, even though the tray icon (on plasma) does not change.

Known Issues:

  • Unstable Wifi connection, mostly while on battery.
  • Slow login screen (probably due to blur effect).
  • GTK themes are not set, but are present.
  • Mime types does not get saved.
  • Favorites not set in menu.
  • No gschemas are present. Fixed by reinstalling gsetttings-desktop-schemas.


  • Image not released yet! So this is on my internal test images.
  • Firefox application icon is missing in the panel when firefox runs.
  • Lockscreen not installed.
  • GTK themes are not set, but are present.


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Sadly, unzipping the image fails :frowning:

Yeah. Just found out myself. My original file works, but the one transferred does not. :frowning:

Happened to others too. At least its not me :wink:

Downloads removed. The uploaded .zip file was faulty. Will upload a new one later today.

Re-uploaded. Just tested it from the download. It works.

While this image does work, it seems it does not work on all pinebooks.

I tested it on the 11" 1080p that shipped here in November.
But others only get a black screen.

Any chance this image will work for the Pine A64?

The news hit the internet

This probably will be in a next WorksOnARM weekly

and people already asking for images for another usupported devices (NanoPCT4)

I am highly excited to see the future of this project!

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Woo, we are famous. Or something...

Is there an architect iso for arm?

The image is the installed image you just flash to the SD card.

I have been checking out the Pinebook for awhile. Is it for sale in the USA?

You sign up to wanting one. When enough wants one, they start manufactoring a batch. Then they ship them out from Hong Kong.

Will do! Thanks for the info.

I ordered mine in mid-september and it just arrived last friday. Just to give you a time span. :slight_smile:

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