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* Uses only the upstream kernel and firmware without special patches
* Uses only the upstream kernel and firmware without special patches
* No graphical display yet, works only through serial console
* Display doesn't always work properly on first boot of installer, usually fixed after a couple tries
* Requires adding the non-free component to your /etc/apt/sources.list file and installing the "firmware-linux" package for Wi-Fi and Bluetooth support
* Requires adding the non-free component to your /etc/apt/sources.list file and installing the "firmware-linux" package for Wi-Fi and Bluetooth support
* Installer is loaded into RAM, can install onto the same media from which it’s booted
* Installer is loaded into RAM, can install onto the same media from which it’s booted
* Supports automatic partitioning and full disk encryption through LVM
* Supports automatic partitioning and full disk encryption through LVM
* Installer currently doesn't install the bootloader, leaving the installed system in an unbootable state until it's manually added
* Installer currently doesn't install a functional bootloader, leaving the installed system in an unbootable state until it's manually added (if installed to eMMC, the system cannot be booted even to an SD card unless the eMMC is physically switched off or there is U-Boot in the SPI)


[https://d-i.debian.org/daily-images/arm64/daily/netboot/SD-card-images/ The relevant files are built daily here] and may sometimes be unavailable if the build system is having issues. The "README.concatenateable_images" file provides instructions on how to combine the partition.img.gz file with the firmware.pinebook-pro.rk3399.img.gz file in order to create a DD-able image.
[https://d-i.debian.org/daily-images/arm64/daily/netboot/SD-card-images/ The relevant files are built daily here] and may sometimes be unavailable if the build system is having issues. The "README.concatenateable_images" file provides instructions on how to combine the partition.img.gz file with the firmware.pinebook-pro.rk3399.img.gz file in order to create a DD-able image.


The official images are '''not''' recommended yet until the display begins working and the installer properly installs the bootloader. Most users will want to see [[Pinebook Pro Debian Installer|Daniel Thompson's Debian Installer]] instead.
The official images are '''not''' recommended yet until the display begins working consistently and the installer properly installs the bootloader. Most users will want to see [[Pinebook Pro Debian Installer|Daniel Thompson's Debian Installer]] instead.


== Gentoo ==
== Gentoo ==

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