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Re: Debian buster on Pine64+ (2 GiB RAM)

On 2018-12-08, Andrei POPESCU wrote:
> I'm trying to run buster on a Pine64+ (2 GiB RAM). So far I created the 
> rootfs with debootstrap, installed linux-image-arm64 and ran 
> u-boot-install-sunxi64 on the SD card.
> The systems boots only to the u-boot prompt, so I'm missing something to 
> have u-boot find and load the kernel.

You'll want u-boot-menu and/or flash-kernel installed. I'd recommend
u-boot-menu since you have a simple partition layout.

> In case it matters, the SD card has only one ext4 partition marked 
> bootable and I have HDMI output and keyboard input at the u-boot prompt 
> (I don't have serial).

Glad to hear HDMI output is working!

I would strongly recommend getting a serial adapter as well in case you
need it at some point. In case the kernel version you have installed
doesn't yet support HDMI or other surprises along the way.

I'm writing from a pinebook, a close cousin to the pine64+ :)

live well,

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