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September 18, 2022

URGENT FIX: Disable the Armbian Repo

This post describes an urgent fix to remove the incompatible Armbian repo from the apt sources list

Note: This only applies to orders placed prior to September 17th, 2022. Orders from that day forward will have this fix done.

The Armbian apt repo was inadvertently not removed in the Quadra firmware. This means that future Armbian releases could break components such as Ethernet or WiFi or even render the Quadra unbootable, requiring a factory firmware restore.

No such incompatible Armbian firmware has been released, so this is to protect against future releases.

Therefore, it is important to remove this repository before you next do a "sudo apt update && sudo apt upgrade".

Fortunately, it is pretty easy. First open a terminal window by typing ctrl-alt-t or clicking on the "Terminal Emulator" in the dock. Then type:

sudo rm /etc/apt/sources.list.d/armbian.list

It will ask for your password, then will remove the file.

If you prefer, you can instead rename armbian.list to armbian.list.disabled:

cd /etc/apt/sources.list.d
sudo mv armbian.list armbian.list.disabled

From this point on, apt will pull the applicable packages from the inovato repo only, avoiding any conflicts.

If you have any questions, please contact us at We sincerely apologize for this oversight.