Debian (Vanilla) on Rock64 and eMMC - how ?
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After many unsuccessful attempts in getting the Rock64 to boot from eMMC post Vanilla Debian install, it seems that the Debian installer is unable to flash a working u-boot to the eMMC.

Then I compiled U-Boot from scratch and flashed it to the eMMC which broke the Vanilla Debian installation, as Debian uses a similar setup to Arch with boot.scr file and U-Boot from scratch seems to expect a extlinux.conf file. :-\

So in the end I followed and amended this guide https://www.kulesz.me/post/140-debian-de...4-install/ here so that it fits my needs.
Credit goes to user @kuleszdl

Now my Rock64 boots Debian from eMMC and works quite fine, except every time when UART0 is not connected the HDMI output is also not activated. When I attach UART0 my HDMI output comes back. Huh 

I suspect something is missing from my extlinux.conf file
Code:
TIMEOUT 2
PROMPT 1
DEFAULT debian

LABEL debian
MENU LABEL Debian
KERNEL /vmlinuz
INITRD /initrd.img
DEVICETREEDIR /dtbs
APPEND console=tty1 console=ttyS2,1500000 root=LABEL=root rw rootwait
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RE: Debian (Vanilla) on Rock64 and eMMC - how ? - by as365n4 - 09-18-2020, 06:59 AM

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