This is an image creator and Debian installer that runs from an existing Linux OS and installs Debian Bullseye
Installer can configure an encrypted rootfs and provides a choice of desktops, including the default Debian desktop based on Gnome 3
Strict adoption of upstream Debian packages (with exception of kernel and bootloaders) in order to provide a clean upgrade path as Bullseye matures
Pull requests welcome but for discussion and support please use the forum topic.
Install to micro SD card
Automatically expands to use all available space
Install to eMMC
Automatically adapts for 64GB and 128GB models
Full disk encryption
Run installer with
Issues have been reported with WPA2 networks [https://forum.pine64.org/showthread.php?tid=8822]
After updating mesa to 20.0.7-1
If having FDE, it fails to load at boot as the firmware is not included in initramfs
Include the dptx.bin firmware in the initramfs
Bluetooth doesn’t work bluetooth hci1: Direct firmware load for brcm/BCM4345C5.hcd failed with error -2
Copy those firmware https://gitlab.manjaro.org/manjaro-arm/packages/community/ap6256-firmware to /lib/firmware/brcm/. After that, Bluetooth works fine.
It seems some firmware is missing. See https://forum.pine64.org/showthread.php?tid=8731&pid=57525#pid57525
Suspend doesn’t work properly, when lid is closed, the laptops gets hot and dramatically dry the battery
Install is preconfigured to use suspend-to-idle instead. This offers some power savings compared to normal running but suspend should only be used for short periods.
Often very slow to wake from suspend: 30-60 seconds.
Forum thread https://forum.pine64.org/showthread.php?tid=8822
Sometimes pressing the power key helps wake it up. Set this key to not trigger sleep/shutdown in the Desktop Environment config.