Debian (Vanilla) on Rock64 and eMMC - how ?
Hi all,

I have downloaded the 2 files (partition.img.gz + firmware.rock64-rk3328.img.gz) from and build the final image with zcat firmware.rock64-rk3328.img.gz partition.img.gz > debian_rock64.img and flashed that image to an SD-Card.
Inserted the SD-Card, installed an empty eMMC-Module, attached the serial cable to UART and powered-up the Rock64.

The Board boots from SD-Card into the Debian Installer and installs Debian onto the eMMC, once the installation is finished I remove the SD-Card and reboot the Rock64 and then the board is stuck and won't boot at all (no sign of life). Only if I reinsert the SD-Card and reset the board it then boots from eMMC, so the SD-Card has to be present otherwise it won't boot.

How can I setup the system so that it does not require the presence of an SD-Card to boot directly from the eMMC-Module?
Any ideas or adivce?

edit: attached the output of lsblk
Debian GNU/Linux bullseye/sid debian-rock64 ttyS2

debian-rock64 login: root
Linux debian-rock64 5.7.0-3-arm64 #1 SMP Debian 5.7.17-1 (2020-08-23) aarch64

The programs included with the Debian GNU/Linux system are free software;
the exact distribution terms for each program are described in the
individual files in /usr/share/doc/*/copyright.

Debian GNU/Linux comes with ABSOLUTELY NO WARRANTY, to the extent
permitted by applicable law.
Last login: Mon Sep  7 12:15:32 BST 2020 on ttyS2
root@debian-rock64:~# lsblk
mmcblk0      179:0    0 14.8G  0 disk
└─mmcblk0p1  179:1    0 81.7M  0 part
mmcblk1      179:256  0 14.5G  0 disk
├─mmcblk1p1  179:257  0  487M  0 part /boot
├─mmcblk1p2  179:258  0   13G  0 part /
└─mmcblk1p3  179:259  0  961M  0 part [SWAP]
mmcblk1boot0 179:512  0    4M  1 disk
mmcblk1boot1 179:768  0    4M  1 disk

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Debian (Vanilla) on Rock64 and eMMC - how ? - by as365n4 - 09-07-2020, 05:10 AM

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