Setting up a Orange Pi Zero using an Armbian/Debian Jessie distro

Here are my notes on building the initial config.

Orange Pi Zero Build Docs
** find it using IPscan etc…. ssh to it and add:
Sudo nano /etc/modules

simply add tv to the last line of the file, exit and save ofcourse

shutdown -h now -r (reboot) to bring up the terminal

** then run these via ssh or terminal

apt-get update
apt-get upgrade
apt-get install localepurge (set to all 3 US)
apt-get install mailutils
apt-get install libsasl2-modules
apt-get install postfix
– nano /etc/postfix/sasl_passwd
-chmod 600 /etc/postfix/sasl_passwd

postmap /etc/postfix/sasl_passwd

nano /etc/postfix/
relayhost = []:587
smtp_use_tls = yes
smtp_sasl_auth_enable = yes
smtp_sasl_security_options =
smtp_sasl_password_maps = hash:/etc/postfix/sasl_passwd
smtp_tls_CAfile = /etc/ssl/certs/ca-certificates.crt

service postfix restart

Setup additional Swap:

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  1. hello, i’ve got myself an OrangePi Zero (256MB). i’ve downloaded debian desktop, debian server, lubuntu desktop, ubuntu server distro from official website. i’ve put all of them separately on a 64gb class 10 U1 card and tried them all. i’m using a 2.4A power bank. but when i power it up, i’m not sure how is it booting up! the red LED comes up after about 6-7seconds, but never a green led. when i’m using putty to ssh the orangepi, i can login and update/upgrade the distro, but i don’t understand why the green led never comes up. only a constant red led. did it actually boot successfully?

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