ARM Infrastructure

On these pages you'll find information about the ongoing effort of porting Debian GNU/Linux to the ARM architecture which is often found in embedded systems.

Current Status

Debian fully supports a port to little-endian ARM. Unofficial ports to big-endian ARM (armeb) and ARM EABI (armel) are underway.

Debian GNU/Linux 3.1 (Sarge)

ARM sub-architectures supported:

Debian GNU/Linux 4.0 (Etch)

ARM sub-architectures supported:

General Information about ARM

Please see the release notes and installation manual for more information.

Available Hardware for Debian Developers


Mailing lists

The Debian ARM port mailing list is located at If you wish to sign up, send a message with the word "subscribe" as the subject to ' The list is archived at the debian-arm list archives.

It's also a good idea to sign up with the linux-arm mailing list.


You can find us on IRC on on the channel #debian-arm.


This is a list of significant people who are currently involved in the Debian ARM port - contact Wookey if you feel you should be on this list, or would like to take on a job.