balenaOS and Banana Pi BPI-M5


Today I tried getting my BPI-M5 to deploy on my Balena cloud (, but with no success. They do have support for the M1+ but I can’t get the M5 to boot.


I also tried a Generic AARCH64 image, but to no avail.

Did anyone successfully get the M5 to run as a Balena device? The prices and availability for comparable Raspberry Pis are simply unacceptable at this point… so it would be nice to have a powerful and relatively cheap alternative.

perhaps ask Balena this question?

I actually did crosspost this to the Balena forums (link) but I thought maybe both forums have their own insights into this.