An unofficial Debian Installer for Pinebook Pro
@danielt: Is the installer meant to work for booting from the USB slots?

After installing to a USB and attempting to boot from it, the Pinebook Pro just powers on with a black screen.
The same happened when I tried to boot my existing SD card installation through a USB slot via an SD-to-USB adapter.

I ask because I'm getting "IO error" when doing `cryptsetup open` on a certain SD card. I don't get the error when using an SD-to-USB adapter, so I'm worried that this is a sign of a failing SD slot. (Pinebook Pro is only 1-year old!) It would be much more reassuring (for recovery purposes) if I can boot from USB instead of SD.
I don't think boot from USB works, never looked into it.
Good news, everyone!
Latest official Debian kernel package (5.10.0-7) boots fine on PBP, with working screen and all.
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(05-21-2021, 11:34 PM)moonwalkers Wrote: Good news, everyone!
Latest official Debian kernel package (5.10.0-7) boots fine on PBP, with working screen and all.

It is worth noting that this is only available on sid currently, but should be in testing soon(ish) I believe the package version was linux-image-arm64 5.10.38-1.
Hello --- thanks very much for making this installer; I would love to run stock Debian on my new PBP. Note that I say 'would love', because while the installer runs fine, it kernel panics on boot...

The crash happens at T+13s, well into multiuser startup, and I've pasted the relevant bits blow (does this forum have an attach button? I can't find one). The reference to gpio-key-power looks suspicious.

The kernel version the installer used is linux-image-pinebookpro-arm64 (5.7.19-30-geadcd756eb47-1). Is this new, by any chance?

Code:
[   11.094664] raid6: neonx2   gen()  2396 MB/s
[   11.264662] raid6: neonx2   xor()  1654 MB/s
[   11.434664] raid6: neonx1   gen()  2065 MB/s
[   11.456511] input: gpio-key-power as /devices/platform/gpio-key-power/input/input9
[   11.456641] Unable to handle kernel write to read-only memory at virtual address ffff000002df9000
[   11.462979] Mem abort info:
[   11.463231]   ESR = 0x9600004e
[   11.463507]   EC = 0x25: DABT (current EL), IL = 32 bits
[   11.463975]   SET = 0, FnV = 0
[   11.464247]   EA = 0, S1PTW = 0
[   11.464527] Data abort info:
[   11.464784]   ISV = 0, ISS = 0x0000004e
[   11.465124]   CM = 0, WnR = 1
[   11.465393] swapper pgtable: 4k pages, 48-bit VAs, pgdp=00000000033d0000
[   11.465981] [ffff000002df9000] pgd=00000000f7ff8003, pud=00000000f7ff7003, pmd=0060000002c00791
[   11.466751] Internal error: Oops: 9600004e [#1] PREEMPT SMP
[   11.467242] Modules linked in: btsdio hci_uart brcmfmac btqca btbcm btintel rockchip_rga gpio_keys(+) raid6_pq(+) panfrost videobuf2_dma_sg bluetooth hid_multitouch(+) dw_wdt ecdh_generic ecc cw2015_battery snd_soc_hdmi_codec configfs dm_crypt gpu_sched nf_defrag_ipv6 pwm_fan cfg80211 rfkill brcmutil nvme nvme_core snd_soc_simple_amplifier snd_soc_rockchip_i2s snd_soc_rockchip_pcm rockchip_thermal rockchipdrm analogix_dp dw_hdmi snd_soc_es8316 panel_simple cec dw_mipi_dsi drm_kms_helper syscopyarea rockchip_saradc sysfillrect sysimgblt fb_sys_fops uvcvideo drm pwm_bl snd_soc_simple_card snd_soc_simple_card_utils drm_panel_orientation_quirks
[   11.472245] CPU: 4 PID: 0 Comm: swapper/4 Not tainted 5.7.0-2-pinebookpro-arm64 #1
[   11.472909] Hardware name: Pine64 Pinebook Pro (DT)
[   11.473342] pstate: 000001c5 (nzcv dAIF -PAN -UAO)
[   11.473776] pc : __memcpy+0x48/0x180
(06-02-2021, 03:02 PM)hjalfi Wrote: Hello --- thanks very much for making this installer; I would love to run stock Debian on my new PBP. Note that I say 'would love', because while the installer runs fine, it kernel panics on boot...

The crash happens at T+13s, well into multiuser startup, and I've pasted the relevant bits blow (does this forum have an attach button? I can't find one). The reference to gpio-key-power looks suspicious.

The kernel version the installer used is linux-image-pinebookpro-arm64 (5.7.19-30-geadcd756eb47-1). Is this new, by any chance?

Code:
[   11.094664] raid6: neonx2   gen()  2396 MB/s
[   11.264662] raid6: neonx2   xor()  1654 MB/s
[   11.434664] raid6: neonx1   gen()  2065 MB/s
[   11.456511] input: gpio-key-power as /devices/platform/gpio-key-power/input/input9
[   11.456641] Unable to handle kernel write to read-only memory at virtual address ffff000002df9000
[   11.462979] Mem abort info:
[   11.463231]   ESR = 0x9600004e
[   11.463507]   EC = 0x25: DABT (current EL), IL = 32 bits
[   11.463975]   SET = 0, FnV = 0
[   11.464247]   EA = 0, S1PTW = 0
[   11.464527] Data abort info:
[   11.464784]   ISV = 0, ISS = 0x0000004e
[   11.465124]   CM = 0, WnR = 1
[   11.465393] swapper pgtable: 4k pages, 48-bit VAs, pgdp=00000000033d0000
[   11.465981] [ffff000002df9000] pgd=00000000f7ff8003, pud=00000000f7ff7003, pmd=0060000002c00791
[   11.466751] Internal error: Oops: 9600004e [#1] PREEMPT SMP
[   11.467242] Modules linked in: btsdio hci_uart brcmfmac btqca btbcm btintel rockchip_rga gpio_keys(+) raid6_pq(+) panfrost videobuf2_dma_sg bluetooth hid_multitouch(+) dw_wdt ecdh_generic ecc cw2015_battery snd_soc_hdmi_codec configfs dm_crypt gpu_sched nf_defrag_ipv6 pwm_fan cfg80211 rfkill brcmutil nvme nvme_core snd_soc_simple_amplifier snd_soc_rockchip_i2s snd_soc_rockchip_pcm rockchip_thermal rockchipdrm analogix_dp dw_hdmi snd_soc_es8316 panel_simple cec dw_mipi_dsi drm_kms_helper syscopyarea rockchip_saradc sysfillrect sysimgblt fb_sys_fops uvcvideo drm pwm_bl snd_soc_simple_card snd_soc_simple_card_utils drm_panel_orientation_quirks
[   11.472245] CPU: 4 PID: 0 Comm: swapper/4 Not tainted 5.7.0-2-pinebookpro-arm64 #1
[   11.472909] Hardware name: Pine64 Pinebook Pro (DT)
[   11.473342] pstate: 000001c5 (nzcv dAIF -PAN -UAO)
[   11.473776] pc : __memcpy+0x48/0x180

Hi!

It would be best to create a new thread for help on this so that it can get more attention and it wont be buried in the old thread.


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