Rock64 Debian 11 (Bullseye) install problem
Well, I spent half a day on this and in the end found several solutions.

The solution that worked best for me in the end was:
  • Download, burn, and install Armbian_21.08.1_Rock64_bullseye_current_5.10.60.img.xz to a microSD as a "rescue image".
  • Insert the newly installed/created (but not yet bootable) Debian 11 microSD into a USB adapter and inert in Rock64.
  • Power up and boot Armbian "rescue image."
  • Log in as root and:
  •     apt install -y u-boot-rockchip
  •     u-boot-install-rockchip /dev/sda
That's it.  The new Debian 11 microSD in the USB adapter is now bootable.  Move it to the microSD slot and reboot.

There are also some "side-boot", what I referred to as "boot to" (and flashing) programs available:
  • apt install -y python3-pip rkflashtool
  • pip3 install pyamlboot

Thanks as365n4 for pointing me to the u-boot-install-rockchip package.

The main issue I was having was either booting my new image, or booting an image I could use to write the u-boot partition.

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RE: Rock64 Debian 11 (Bullseye) install problem - by jbize - 07-04-2022, 06:35 PM

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