Preinstalled Debian version?
#11
(07-25-2019, 12:19 PM)Luke Wrote:
(07-25-2019, 10:15 AM)tophneal Wrote: I'm curious, since there appear to be a few options, what version/iteration of Debian has been chosen as the default OS for the PBP?

Debian 9.9. A lot of custom work has gone into this image, so there really wasn't time to update it for Buster.
Here is the image: https://github.com/mrfixit2001/debian_desktop/releases

Can I get a pinebook pro shipped with Manjaro KDE preinstalled? And is the KDE desktop too heavy for the pro? Which distros are LTS? I'm fairly new to Linux but have been reading my butt off.
  Reply
#12
(08-24-2019, 11:21 AM)Chjo83 Wrote:
(07-25-2019, 12:19 PM)Luke Wrote:
(07-25-2019, 10:15 AM)tophneal Wrote: I'm curious, since there appear to be a few options, what version/iteration of Debian has been chosen as the default OS for the PBP?

Debian 9.9. A lot of custom work has gone into this image, so there really wasn't time to update it for Buster.
Here is the image: https://github.com/mrfixit2001/debian_desktop/releases

Can I get a pinebook pro shipped with Manjaro KDE preinstalled? And is the KDE desktop too heavy for the pro? Which distros are LTS? I'm fairly new to Linux but have been reading my butt off.

Regarding modifying the installation before shipping, no, but you can install it yourself when your PBP arrives. I hear good things about KDE Plasma's resource consumption these days but don't have first hand experience.
  Reply
#13
(08-24-2019, 12:20 PM)CampGareth Wrote:
(08-24-2019, 11:21 AM)Chjo83 Wrote:
(07-25-2019, 12:19 PM)Luke Wrote:
(07-25-2019, 10:15 AM)tophneal Wrote: I'm curious, since there appear to be a few options, what version/iteration of Debian has been chosen as the default OS for the PBP?

Debian 9.9. A lot of custom work has gone into this image, so there really wasn't time to update it for Buster.
Here is the image: https://github.com/mrfixit2001/debian_desktop/releases

Can I get a pinebook pro shipped with Manjaro KDE preinstalled? And is the KDE desktop too heavy for the pro? Which distros are LTS? I'm fairly new to Linux but have been reading my butt off.

Regarding modifying the installation before shipping, no, but you can install it yourself when your PBP arrives. I hear good things about KDE Plasma's resource consumption these days but don't have first hand experience.

Also, mind you, it will take some time for third-party projects to put out OS images for the PBP. Some may take weeks while others may take months. Some ... more than that. But I suspect that Armbian, Manjaro, KDE Neon, Kali Linux and a potentially a few others will be available before the end of the year.
You can find me on IRC, Discord and Twitter


  Reply
#14
(07-25-2019, 12:19 PM)Luke Wrote:
(07-25-2019, 10:15 AM)tophneal Wrote: I'm curious, since there appear to be a few options, what version/iteration of Debian has been chosen as the default OS for the PBP?

Debian 9.9. A lot of custom work has gone into this image, so there really wasn't time to update it for Buster.
Here is the image: https://github.com/mrfixit2001/debian_desktop/releases

Is this a boot from sd with flash to emmc image ?
  Reply
#15
(08-27-2019, 07:15 AM)ac8dg Wrote:
(07-25-2019, 12:19 PM)Luke Wrote:
(07-25-2019, 10:15 AM)tophneal Wrote: I'm curious, since there appear to be a few options, what version/iteration of Debian has been chosen as the default OS for the PBP?

Debian 9.9. A lot of custom work has gone into this image, so there really wasn't time to update it for Buster.
Here is the image: https://github.com/mrfixit2001/debian_desktop/releases

Is this a boot from sd with flash to emmc image ?

No, the boot order for RK3399 is SPI, eMMC,  .... SD.
But we're working on booting from SD prior to eMMC now.
You can find me on IRC, Discord and Twitter


  Reply
#16
(08-27-2019, 08:23 AM)Luke Wrote:
(08-27-2019, 07:15 AM)ac8dg Wrote:
(07-25-2019, 12:19 PM)Luke Wrote:
(07-25-2019, 10:15 AM)tophneal Wrote: I'm curious, since there appear to be a few options, what version/iteration of Debian has been chosen as the default OS for the PBP?

Debian 9.9. A lot of custom work has gone into this image, so there really wasn't time to update it for Buster.
Here is the image: https://github.com/mrfixit2001/debian_desktop/releases

Is this a boot from sd with flash to emmc image ?

No, the boot order for RK3399 is SPI, eMMC,  .... SD.
But we're working on booting from SD prior to eMMC now.

I noticed that the Pine64 page says it can utilize an M.2 SSD by way of a PCIe adapter, and I might be interested in installing one (were I to purchase a Pinebook Pro) to expand the storage from the original 64 gigabytes to say 500 gigabytes. Where would an M.2 SSD be in the boot order?
  Reply
#17
the boot order Luke mentiones is ROM code boot order. it's where it gets firmware to load into SRAM. NVMe is not handled by it. what you ask is up to FW in question - uboot here, which is not FW, but eh, Big Grin it is there instead of FW. generally you configure uboot through scripting what storage it should consider as an OS boot source and in what order.
  Reply


Possibly Related Threads...
Thread Author Replies Views Last Post
  Pinebook Pro : GNOME3/gdm3 Debian Buster u974615 5 396 3 hours ago
Last Post: u974615
  Debian ARMv7 Multiplatform, Linux Kernel Support? u974615 2 202 10-09-2019, 11:05 AM
Last Post: u974615
  Is a KDE Neon version in the works? geokon 2 228 10-02-2019, 01:50 AM
Last Post: Luke
  Which Kernel Version? jaylittle 10 1,013 09-16-2019, 08:03 AM
Last Post: tophneal

Forum Jump:


Users browsing this thread: 1 Guest(s)