Please can Someone help me with Start with Jetson NANO B01 ? There is a lot of Confusion with Jetson ORIN Nano


I bought Jetson Nano B01 and downloaded sd-Image
I booted to OS (ubuntu) and I need to install SDK kit to start experimenting with OpenCV and cameras and CUDA.
But there problems start
I downloaded sdkmanager_1.9.2-10899_amd64.deb

But it is not possible to install it (i dont know if its only for Orin ? and if is there any for Jetson Nano )
Seems like Jetson Nano B01 is no longer supported and everything is at least for ORIN which is not compatible with Jetson Nano.
Jetson Nano Manual is not coresponding with reality on Ubuntu Image …

IS THERE PLEASE Some material with links which works and simple examples how to start ?
This Experience with NVIDIA is very frustrating


SDK Manager is a tool supposed to be installed on your x86 host PC, not Jetson devices. If you can already boot into your Jetson Nano, then you can simply install JetPack components with this command:

sudo apt install nvidia-jetpack

Hello Thank you for fast response … sounds good doesnt work

root@JetsonNanoB01:/# sudo apt install nvidia-jetpack
Reading package lists… Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information… Done
Some packages could not be installed. This may mean that you have
requested an impossible situation or if you are using the unstable
distribution that some required packages have not yet been created
or been moved out of Incoming.
The following information may help to resolve the situation:

The following packages have unmet dependencies:
nvidia-jetpack : Depends: nvidia-container (= 4.6.3-b17) but it is not going to be installed
E: Unable to correct problems, you have held broken packages.


can you try something like this?

Or you can also install JetPack components with SDK Manager installed on your host PC. (It has to be a Ubuntu 18.04 or 16.04 machine.)

I wanted to clarify something about models available…

Note that L4T (Ubuntu plus NVIDIA drivers) is what actually gets flashed, and that JetPack/SDK Manager is a flash tool used to perform that flash. The release versions are tied together though, so specifying a release of JetPack/SDKM generally implies a release of L4T.

There are actually both the older Nano (which I think you probably have since this forum is for that, plus you mentioned B01), and also an Orin version (which is much newer). Your “Nano” (if it is Orin I’d use that in its name, but “Nano” by itself to me usually means the older release) can be flashed up to L4T R32.x. The Orin can work with L4T R34.x+.

L4T and JetPack/SDKM releases are listed here (note that JetPack is the GUI part, and SDKM is a network utility attached to JetPack; originally it was just JetPack, then network and helper utilities were added):

For a Nano, you usually want your host PC to be Ubuntu 18.04.

A Nano dev kit is an SD card model whereby the SD card slot is directly mounted to the module; there is no eMMC on this model. Third party kits usually have eMMC, and any SD card slot is on the carrier board itself. All of the above links assume a dev kit. Third party models generally have a modification of the NVIDIA version of the flash software.

Nano dev kits have the operating system installed to the SD card, but there is a lot of boot content, along with the equivalent of what a BIOS would do, in QSPI memory. QSPI is on the module itself. The flash software can generate SD cards, but flashing a Nano dev kit implies updating the QSPI memory with a recovery mode Nano attached to the host PC and running the JetPack/SDKM software. Not all releases of SD card software are compatible with all releases of the QSPI content, so you’d almost always be advised to start with flashing the QSPI and perhaps generating an SD card for that release (some SD card releases work across a few QSPI releases, but it is better to just flash the QSPI if you change your SD card version and you don’t know if they are compatible).

The fact that Jetsons (and most embedded systems) don’t have a real BIOS is why they need a host PC to flash. eMMC models get everything from the flash software, not just the boot/BIOS content. I’ll advise going to the L4T releases in the earlier URL, pick the newest R32.x release, and go to that; then use the SDKM download from that page, going to an Ubuntu 18.04 host PC.

If you don’t have an Ubuntu 18.04 host PC, then dual boot is your best bet (but make sure you have plenty of disk space formatted as ext4). Some people make VMs work, but this is often frustrating since they don’t handle USB correctly (you’d need to ask the VM support for how to make the USB work correctly if USB disconnects and reconnects).

Hello All

26.4.2023 I bought “NVIDIA Jetson Nano Developer Kit, verze B01, original” It’s disappointing to find out that’s already obsolete.

I am preparing SD Card for that by flashing (6,5 GB)which i downloaded directly from Nvidia page

I followed guidelines on Get Started With Jetson Nano Developer Kit | NVIDIA Developer

There is no mention about reflashing the HW device.

So if I Understand you correctly.

  1. I need some PC With Ubuntu 18
  2. Install there JetPack/SDK Manager and with that prepare SD Card for Jetson NANO B01 ?
  3. Flesh the QSPI on the Jetson NANO B01 by connecting it to PC With Ubuntu 18 ?

Is there some video tutorial how to start ?
BR Petr K


That’s right.
Just make sure you have a Ubuntu 18.04 PC installed with SDK Manager, and you are good to go.
Check something like this if you need a video tutorial:

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