Pinebook Pro Debian Installer

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  • 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
  • Download at:
  • Pull requests welcome but for discussion and support please use the forum topic.


Feature Status Notes
Wifi Works out of the box
Full disk encryption Works Requires running the installer with `CRYPT=yes`

Current issues

Issue Category Status Workaround Notes
Firefox 'Illegal instruction' Debian issue Use the firefix-esr 68.4.1esr-1~deb10u1 from Debian Buster, it works perfect Use a different browser meanwhile (epiphany for instance) But epiphany also has issues, white screen often, mouse movement re-displays (under mouse) Both Konqueror and Falkon also have issues, don't work (dbind)
cdn-dp fec00000.dp: Direct firmware load for rockchip/dptx.bin failed with error -2 Debian issue 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