Official Debian support!
#63
Yesterday I successfully did my first installation of vanilla Debian Bullseye with KDE in my rockpro64. The only issue I got was with the partitioning step, so here are my notes about it in case they help someone:

  1. Follow the instructions from https://wiki.pine64.org/index.php?title=...ial_Debian to write the Debian installer into an SD card and boot with it. You don't need to flash u-boot into the SPI memory as it's contained in that SD card image.
  2. At the "select target partitioning scheme", do NOT select "use entire disk" as you'll bump into https://bugs.debian.org/987569. You need to keep the 16MB of empty space at the start of the SD card intact, as that's where u-boot resides. I propose that at this step, you remove the SD card, and you use gparted in a PC to delete all partitions and create something like this: MBR, 16MB empty space, single ext4 partition marked with the boot flag (u-boot needs that), optional swap partition.
  3. Finally I ran `apt install u-boot-menu; u-boot-update` to regenerate /boot/extlinux/extlinux.conf with the following. U-boot reads that file, it's the equivalent of grub.cfg:


Code:
## /boot/extlinux/extlinux.conf
##
## IMPORTANT WARNING
##
## The configuration of this file is generated automatically.
## Do not edit this file manually, use: u-boot-update

default l0
menu title U-Boot menu
prompt 0
timeout 50


label l0
        menu label Debian GNU/Linux bullseye/sid 5.10.0-6-arm64
        linux /boot/vmlinuz-5.10.0-6-arm64
        initrd /boot/initrd.img-5.10.0-6-arm64
        fdtdir /usr/lib/linux-image-5.10.0-6-arm64/
        append root=UUID=ad59f7a5-97db-4c9f-b437-0333cdb25cea ro quiet

label l0r
        menu label Debian GNU/Linux bullseye/sid 5.10.0-6-arm64 (rescue target)
        linux /boot/vmlinuz-5.10.0-6-arm64
        initrd /boot/initrd.img-5.10.0-6-arm64
        fdtdir /usr/lib/linux-image-5.10.0-6-arm64/
        append root=UUID=ad59f7a5-97db-4c9f-b437-0333cdb25cea ro single
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Official Debian support! - by Luke - 04-26-2020, 03:02 PM
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