Banana Pi with Debian 8

While I was doing the regular bananian-update I got a reminder, that an upgrade to Debian 8/Jessie is possible: News on 15.08

I accepted the invitation and proceeded without major problems. Especially the reboot into the new environment came back with networking, so I was NOT directed to a “classic console” with keyboard and video.

I accepted the suggestion for disabling the root login on ssh and I manually migrated the swappiness setting in /etc/sysctl.conf to /etc/sysctl.d/swappiness.conf, so it should still work after upcoming release upgrades.