DietPi

Lightweight justice for your single-board computer

Optimized | Simplified | For everyone

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DietPi | Minimal image at its core

Highly optimized minimal Debian OS

DietPi is extremely lightweight at its core, our images start at 400MB in size (3x lighter than 'Raspbian Lite'). With features of low process/memory footprint and DietPi-RAMlog installed by default, DietPi allows you to get the maximum performance from your device.

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DietPi-Software

Installs and optimizes popular software for you

Quickly and easily install popular software thats "Ready to run" and optimized for your system. Gone are the days of reading 5+ page guides, DietPi does everything for you, giving you more time to enjoy the software you require.

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DietPi - features overview

DietPi is more than just a minimal image.

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Lightweight Justice

DietPi is a extremely lightweight Debian OS. With images starting at 400MB, thats 3x lighter than 'Raspbian Lite'.

Truly Optimized

DietPi is highly optimized for minimal CPU and RAM resource usage, ensuring your SBC always runs at its maximum potential.

Simple interface

DietPi programs use lightweight Whiptail menu's. You'll spend less time staring at the command line, and more time enjoying DietPi.

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DietPi-Software

Quickly and easily install popular software thats "Ready to run" and optimized for your system. Only the software you need is installed.

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DietPi-Config

Customise your device's hardware and software, your way. A tweakers wet dream!

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DietPi-Backup

Quickly and easily backup or restore your DietPi system.

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Logging System Choices

You decide how much logging you need. Get a performance boost with DietPi-Ramlog, or, rsyslog and logrotate for log critical servers.

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DietPi-Process tool

Control which installed software has higher or lower priority levels (nice, affinity, policy scheduler).

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DietPi-Update System

DietPi automatically checks for updates and informs you when they are available. Update instantly, without having to write a new image.

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DietPi-Automation

Allows you to completely automate a DietPi installation with no user input. Simply by configuring dietpi.txt before powering on.

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Give your single-board computer lightweight justice.

username: root password: dietpi

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Raspberry Pi

CPU:Various
RAM:Various

Pros:Large community, highly affordable, accessible
Cons:CPU/Network performance, heat

The Raspberry Pi is quite possibily the single SBC that started the IoT era. While the Raspberry Pi may be a few years behind other SBC manufacturers in terms of performance, its widely available, affordable, has a large community and will always have a place in our hearts.

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Odroid C1

CPU:Amlogic 1.5GHz quad core
RAM:1GB DDR3

Pros:Overall performance, affordable
Cons:None

The ODROID-C1 is esteemed to be the most powerful low-cost single board computer available, as well as being an extremely versatile device. Featuring a quad-core Amlogic processor, advanced Mali GPU, and Gigabit Ethernet, it can function as a home theater set-top box, a general purpose computer for web browsing, gaming and socializing, a compact tool for college or office work, a prototyping device for hardware tinkering, a controller for home automation, a workstation for software development, and much more.

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Odroid C2

CPU:Amlogic 1.54GHz quad core (64bit)
RAM:2GB DDR3

Pros:Excellent overall performance, 64bit, affordable
Cons:None

In our eyes, the Odroid C2 is the best 'all round' SBC on the market today, and, years ahead of Raspberry Pi in terms of performance. Exceptional CPU and LAN performance which is great for multiple uses. Couple the C2 with an EMMC module and you'll experience next-level SBC filesystem performance at upto 140MB/s transfer rates. The C2 is innovative SBC perfection, and, because of its excellent all round performance, we even have a few dedicated to daily DietPi testing.

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Odroid XU3/XU4/HC1/HC2

CPU:Samsung Exynos5422 (4x 2GHz 4x 1.4GHz)
RAM:2GB DDR3

Pros:Monster 8 cores, USB 3.0
Cons:Thermal throttling under full load

The XU4 is a powerhouse peformance monster SBC and features USB 3.0, which makes it great for a NAS system. However, the XU4 does suffer from excessive heat at full load, you can expect 3-5 seconds at full load, before thermal throttling kicks in @ 95'c and reduces clocks. Aside from this, the XU4 is one of the most powerful SBC on the market today and features a much welcomed USB 3.0 support. It also looks great with Odroid-Cloudshell and DietPi-Cloudshell stats!

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Pine A64

CPU:A64 1.2 GHz quad core (64bit)
RAM:512MB - 2GB DDR3

Pros:64bit Kickstarted SBC
Cons:Large PCB, heat

Pine A64 was the worlds first "Kickstarted" SBC (AFAIK). Featuring a 64bit CPU and up to 2GB RAM with 1GBit LAN. The Pine A64 shows promise for future Kickstarted SBC's, albeit, the Pine A64 board is somewhat cumbersome.

NB: GPU features are not currently available for this device, at this time, (eg: Kodi, Desktop). Ideal for server usage.

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NanoPi Neo

CPU:Allwinner H3 1.0 GHz quad core
RAM:256MB - 512MB DDR3

Pros:Small form factor, affordable
Cons:Heat, 100MBit LAN

Small SBC with lots of features.

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NanoPi Neo Air

CPU:Allwinner H3 1.0 GHz quad core
RAM:256MB - 512MB DDR3

Pros:Small form factor, affordable, onboard WiFi
Cons:Heat

Small SBC with lots of features.

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NanoPi M1

CPU:Allwinner H3 1.2 GHz quad core
RAM:512MB - 1GB DDR3

Pros:Small form factor, affordable
Cons:Heat, 100MBit LAN

Small SBC with lots of features.

NB: GPU features are not currently available for this device, at this time, (eg: Kodi, Desktop). Ideal for server usage.

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NanoPi M2/T2

CPU:Samsung S5P4418 1.4 GHz quad core
RAM:1GB DDR3

Pros:Small form factor, good performance
Cons:Heat, heatsink is recommended

Small SBC with lots of features.

NB: GPU features are not currently available for this device, at this time, (eg: Kodi, Desktop). Ideal for server usage.

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NanoPi M3/T3

CPU:Samsung S5P6818 1.4 GHz octo core
RAM:2GB DDR3

Pros:8 cores, onboard WiFi/BT
Cons:Heat, heatsink is recommended

Small SBC with lots of features. 8 core powerhouse, great for multithreaded programs (eg: Plex Media Server)

NB: GPU features are not currently available for this device, at this time, (eg: Kodi, Desktop). Ideal for server usage.

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Odroid N1 (beta)

CPU:RK3399 Hexa-core 2GHz/1.5GHz (64bit)
RAM:4GB DDR3 1866MHz (dual channel)

Pros:Next generation performance, onboard SATA.
Cons:Cost.

Odroid's next generation SBC is finally here! The fastest ARM SBC we have ever tested, with 2x2GHz A72 cores and 4x1.5GHz A53 cores. Onboard SATA with excellent throughput compliments a NAS/Server setup. We have even switched our Odroid C2's with daily DietPi testing to the new Odroid N1. In all our years of doing DietPi, we believe the Odroid N1 is the pinnacle of SBC ARM performance and features. In our eyes, its the best ARM SBC ever produced with its unmatched performance, its that good! A true masterpeice and worth every penny.

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Pinebook A64

CPU:A64 1.1 GHz quad core (64bit)
RAM:2GB DDR3

Pros:Value for money, 1080p IPS, eMMC, build quality
Cons:Light workload performance may not suit power users

The Pinebook 1080p is a phenomenal Linux laptop with exceptional build quality that rivals £300+ laptops. The unit is fitted with an exceptionally bright 1080p IPS screen, eMMC and onboard WiFi.

When considering all this only costs $99, you'd be silly not to pick one up. Highly recommended for anyone who loves SBC's with an expected light workload use. An ARM laptop done right, and then some!

Our image comes pre-installed with lightweight and optimized LXDE desktop. Only 172MB total RAM usage once desktop is booted, allowing you to get the highest performance from your Pinebook.

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VMware

CPU:Host system dependent
RAM:1GB | Can be changed

Pros:Host/PC performance potential
Cons:Feels like cheating your ARM SBC's

The VMware virtual machine is great for those occasions where SBC performance just isn't enough. Run one of these on any x86_64 PC/server and still get the same great DietPi features and experience.

NB: GPU features are not currently available for this device, at this time, (eg: Kodi, Desktop). Ideal for server usage.

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VirtualBox

CPU:Host system dependent
RAM:1GB | Can be changed

Pros:Host/PC performance potential
Cons:Feels like cheating your ARM SBC's

The VirtualBox virtual machine is great for those occasions where SBC performance just isn't enough. Run one of these on any x86_64 PC/server and still get the same great DietPi features and experience.

NB: GPU features are not currently available for this device, at this time, (eg: Kodi, Desktop). Ideal for server usage.

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Sparky SBC (Allo)

CPU:Actions semiconductor S500 1.1GHz quad core
RAM:1GB DDR3

Pros:USB 3.0. Audiophile heaven.
Cons:100MBit LAN

The Allo Sparky SBC is unique, in the way its been designed for Audiophile usage at its core. By attaching a Kali re-clocker, Allo Piano DAC and Volt+, this system becomes the ultimate in high end audio quality and playback. If you love your audio and want the very best in audio quality, Sparky SBC coupled with the available audio HATs, is the complete Audiophile SBC solution.

NB: GPU features are not currently available for this device, at this time, (eg: Kodi, Desktop). Ideal for server usage.

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Asus Tinker Board

CPU:Rockchip RK3288 1.8GHz quad core
RAM:2GB Dual Channel DDR3

Pros:Onboard WiFi/BT, SDIO 3.0 (fast), build quality
Cons:Cost. Lacks USB3.0, eMMC available on model S only. 1080p max resolution (not 4K)
Here come the giants "ASUS" with their first SBC on the market. It provides excellent performance as a SBC with its 1.8GHz CPU and SDIO 3.0 for fast SD transfer rates. The S model contains an additional onboard eMMC module with write speeds of 70MB/s and read speeds of 150MB/s. A highly recommended SBC, for those seeking a device which out performs the RPi.
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NanoPi Fire 3

CPU:Samsung S5P6818 1.4 GHz octo core
RAM:1GB DDR3

Pros:8 monster cores, excellent build quality, just as tiny as the RPi Zero!
Cons:Heat! 5-10 seconds full CPU load hits 85'c and thermal throttling

The NanoPi M3's "Mini-Me". 8 core powerhouse, great for multithreaded programs (eg: Plex Media Server), all wrapped up into a nano sized SBC device. The CPU runs hot under full CPU load, so if you plan to run this at full load, make sure to obtain an upgraded heatsink (as the default is insufficient).

NB: GPU features are not currently available for this device, at this time, (eg: Kodi, Desktop). Ideal for server usage.

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NanoPi M1+

CPU:Allwinner H3 1.2 GHz quad core
RAM:512MB - 1GB DDR3

Pros:Onboard EMMC, WiFi/BT, affordable, build quality
Cons:Heat, 100MBit LAN

Small SBC with lots of features.

NB: GPU features are not currently available for this device, at this time, (eg: Kodi, Desktop). Ideal for server usage.

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NanoPi NEO2

CPU:Allwinner H5 1.2 GHz quad core (64bit)
RAM:512MB DDR3

Pros:Gbit LAN, 64bit, small form factor, build quality
Cons:Heatsink essential, headless

An upgrade to the original Nano NEO, now features H5 64bit CPU and 1Gbit LAN. Quite possibily the smallest (and cutest) SBC on the market. Great for headless/IoT/NAS/server/HiFi projects and showing old friends how small computers have become.

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NanoPi K1 Plus

CPU:Allwinner H5 1.4 GHz quad core (64bit)
RAM:2GB DDR3

Pros:Gbit LAN, 64bit, onboard WiFi, build quality
Cons:Heatsink essential, SD limited to 22MB/s (vs 17MB/s RPi)

A direct competitor to the RPi 3+. Features excellent and stable onboard WiFi, 64bit CPU. A great all round board, utilizing the H5 ARM CPU. A good alternative to the RPi 3+, with increased performance at a similar price range.

NB: GPU features are not currently available for this device, at this time, (eg: Kodi, Desktop). Ideal for server usage.

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RockPro64

CPU:RK3399 Hexa-core 1.8GHz/1.4GHz (64bit)
RAM:4GB LPDDR4

Pros:Cheapest (RK3399) on market. Next gen performance. Full size PCI-e 4x.
Cons:Slightly lower CPU clocks than Odroid N1. EMMC/WiFi/BT optional extras.

The Rock64's big brother is here! One of the fastest ARM SBC (RK3399) on the market today, with 2x1.8GHz A72 cores and 4x1.4GHz A53 cores. Onboard full size PCI-e 4x with excellent throughput compliments a NAS/Server setup, and, endless opportunities. A great addition to your SBC lineup that provides next gen SBC performance. Bottom line: "its a little chunky, but it ain't no monkey", we love it!

NB: GPU features are not currently available for this device, at this time, (eg: Kodi, Desktop). Ideal for server usage.

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Native PC for BIOS/CSM

CPU:Host system dependent
RAM:Host system dependent

Pros:Host/PC performance potential
Cons:Feels like cheating your ARM SBC's

The Native PC is great for those occasions where SBC performance just isn't enough. Run one of these on any x86_64 PC/server and still get the same great DietPi features and experience. This image is for motherboards with BIOS and/or CSM boot support.

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Rock64

CPU:RK3328 1.3GHz Quad-Core (64bit)
RAM:1/2/4GB DDR3

Pros:Low cost, USB 3.0, 1GBit LAN
Cons:None

A welcomed evolution of the Pine64 is finally here. Reduced PCB size, low cost, USB 3.0, 1GBit LAN and EMMC option. This device is a direct (and winning) competitor to the RPi, a worthy SBC for any server/NAS project.

NB: GPU features are not currently available for this device, at this time, (eg: Kodi, Desktop). Ideal for server usage.

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Native PC for UEFI

CPU:Host system dependent
RAM:Host system dependent

Pros:Host/PC performance potential
Cons:Feels like cheating your ARM SBC's

The Native PC image is great for those occasions where SBC performance just isn't enough. Run one of these on any x86_64 PC/server and still get the same great DietPi features and experience. This image is for motherboards with UEFI boot support and onboard EMMC (eg: Z83-II, Beelink AP32 and other Intel NUC/SBC devices with onboard EMMC).

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Other device (BETA)

DietPi PREP:Convert any Debian image, into a DietPi system.

Pros:Optimize/convert any Debian installation to DietPi.
Cons:Requires user to have an existing Debian installation running.

Unable to find an available image for your device? No worries, DietPi can be easily installed on any device!

Simply run the DietPi PREP script in the above link and follow the onscreen instructions.

NB: End user support will be limited to issues that are DietPi specific (which excludes Kernel/GPU/onboard BT+WiFi+Audio etc from our support). GPU features are disabled for other devices (eg: Kodi, Desktop), ideal for server usage.

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NanoPC T4

CPU:RK3399 Hexa-core 1.8GHz/1.4GHz (64bit)
RAM:4GB DDR3

Pros:Next gen performance. Build quality. Onboard M.2, WiFi, EMMC.
Cons:Cost. Slightly lower CPU clocks than Odroid N1.

FriendlyARM's next generation SBC is finally here! One of the fastest ARM SBC (RK3399) on the market today, with 2x1.8GHz A72 cores and 4x1.4GHz A53 cores. Onboard M.2/PCI-e 4x with excellent throughput compliments a NAS/Server setup. One of the smallest RK3399 SBC's available, a great addition to your SBC lineup that provides next gen SBC performance. Bottom line, we love it!

NB: GPU features are not currently available for this device, at this time, (eg: Kodi, Desktop). Ideal for server usage.

Getting Started / Community

Everything you need to start and share your DietPi experience.

User Testimonials

We value our users and their feedback on DietPi, here are just a few testimonials.

"I'm a Linux noob and I have been playing around with installing things on my new Raspberry Pi--the hard way--doing manual installs! The amount of hours that goes into something like this is staggering. And then I discovered DietPi just yesterday. What a time-saver!"

Kristof

First install here and truly impressed. You have done here several things all Nix builds should have been doing since pkg mgmt

Jason (Twitter)

"Hello, I'm amazed with DietPi, it works so good! I've installed a lot of nice software, just with the "DietPi-Software", so easy and quick, I love it!"

SkyFly555

"it's people like you that have allowed duffers like me to do magical stuff over the last 35 years of "playing" (as my wife would say) with computers of all kinds (yes, I started when you had to build your own S100 based stuff)."