Mainline Debian Buster on RockPro64 ?
I have a RockPro64 board, that I plan to setup as a home server using an M.2 SSD for storage. My preferred Linux distro is Debian, and as this will be an internet facing server, it needs to be fully patched.

I downloaded and installed Mrfixit2001's Debian desktop release. The level of polish on the desktop environment is very impressive, but I am concerned that it is running an older Debian release that will go out of support soon, a 4 year old kernel, and does not appear to be updatable. (I tried changing /etc/apt/sources.list to point to buster, but the upgrade failed).

Can anyone give me some pointers on how to install Debian buster with a mainline Debian built kernel? I did find an install guide on the Debian wiki for the Pine A64, but I don't think that would be much help as the Pine A64 uses an Allwinner A64 SOC, so the bootable image is unlikely to work.

Alternatively, are there any guides on how these bootable images are put together, so I can have a go at creating a minimal text mode Debian one that can be upgraded?


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Mainline Debian Buster on RockPro64 ? - by chrestomanci - 03-04-2020, 03:35 PM

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