Armbian configuration utility

Is a base utility for configuring your board.

  • software install
  • networking configuration
  • general system settings
  • board specific functions

The tool (which needs root privileges to work) can be launched by entering sudo armbian-config at the terminal prompt.


Software installation menu provides automated install of the following packages. Most of the software will work on newer versions without a problem, but there is no warranty.

  • monitor = simple CLI monitoring
  • diagnostics = create a summary of logs and upload them to paste.bin
  • headers = install kernel headers, which are needed for some external module recompilation


Ethernet adapter is managed by Network Manager by default, while Wireless is handled by IFUPDOWN, from within /etc/network/interfaces

  • choose to select dynamic or set static IP address
  • create WiFi access point. If your wireless adapter is recognized by a kernel, then our utility proceeds with auto mode detection on the selected device. It can detect 802.11n, 802.11a and 802.11ac. It also knows how to handle some special Realtek adapters.
  • manage WiFi access point. You can alter name, password or channel. If you have more understanding you can edit hostapd.conf directly from this utility
  • connect with Wifi. You can create multiple wireless connections at the same time. They are managed by Network Manager.
  • pair Bluetooth devices without PIN code
  • edit network config manually

There is no need to reboot. All changes are done on the fly.


  • change timezone
  • reconfigure language / locales
  • toggle desktop on and off (on desktop images)
  • change login managers from none to lightdm (on desktop images)
  • toggle RDP - remote desktop from Windows (on desktop images)
  • manage stock Debian / Ubuntu services
  • toggle overlayroot (Ubuntu)


  • Install to SATA, eMMC, NAND or USB - it gives you an option to install a system to more resilient and faster media
  • Freeze/unfreeze kernel and board support packages. For safer system updates.
  • Edit boot environment. Change boot verbosity level, video mode, etc.
  • Edit boot script.
  • Toggle welcome screen items
  • Switch between nightly and stable builds
  • Switch to alternative kernels
  • Toggle board functions: UART, I2C, SPI, …


The configurating utility can be installed to generic Debian system while some Armbian specifics function will not work.