Mainline Debian Buster on RockPro64 ?
(11-14-2020, 03:47 AM)kuleszdl Wrote: @n4tter4ngell Thank you for this update! Sounds quite interesting, but I would be interested in why the kernel did not boot for you using my approach. Is this a bug in the newer unstable kernels? And could you describe the error message, please?

Imho, uboot should not have issues with FAT vs. ext4? And did you install directly to SSD or did you use only the microSD card like I did?
 This is the problem I experienced (someone else reported it):

Well, technically I can't be sure the problem is really due to u-boot. U-boot starts as expected from the SD-card, but the kernel doesn't boot, it hangs at "Booting using the fdt blob at 0x01f00000". The FAT environment referenced as I understand it is it set in rockpro64-rk3399_defconfig, it doesn't seem to refer to the file system on the SD-card.

When you wrote your guide, what kernel version was the Debian unstable using at the time? Mine was at 5.9.0-1. It occurred to me I could have tried the kernel in buster-backports, but I haven't done that yet. I believe it's still at 5.8.10-1.

I installed root directly on the SSD. The debian-unstable installer image creates a FAT-partition for the installer on the SD-card, after leaving space for u-boot with the correct offset. I simply created /boot as the second partiton on the same SD-card.

And this is the bug report for dropbear-initramfs as mentioned, with a workaround:

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RE: Mainline Debian Buster on RockPro64 ? - by n4tter4ngell - 11-15-2020, 03:51 AM

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