Run Bananian 15.08 on banana pi BPI-M2

1.) Burn Bananian 15.08 to your SD card 2.) Install Bananian Kernel 4.3.3 3.) Replace U-Boot with GitHub - BPI-SINOVOIP/BPI-Mainline-uboot: Based on U-Boot 2019.07 → Bananian runs on a BPi M2!

Linux 4.3.3, U-Boot 2015.10 and hardware support for BPi M2 - 2015-12-21 • We have just pushed Linux Kernel 4.3.3 to our repository. For details see our changelog.

• To avoid problems with Kernel 4.3.3 we updated our U-Boot package to version 2015.10 (final). The new U-Boot will be installed on every Bananian 15.08 installation regardless which kernel you are using.

• Using Linux 4.3.3 you can boot Bananian 15.08 on a Banana Pi M2 after replacing U-Boot. See

link from:

Bananian does not support the M2:

This way you might be able to boot just another armhf rootfs (in this case Bananian) on the M2. But none of the Bananian features will work then (soctemp, pmutemp, bananian-hardware, bananian-config and so on)


this is great news. Is there a good step-by-step instruction for greenhorns like me, how to install a new Kernel and how to replace u-boot?

THX, schlecht

Does it include GPU support? GLES and so on ? If not, until when we can expect it?