How to build a Debian MIPS image on QEMU

Update (2021) Debian no longer supports mips big endian, which means some links below to MIPS BE will not work. But you can still follow this tutorial for mips little endian. How to set up and build your own MIPS big endian or little endian image running under the QEMU emulator. This guide can also be applied to other architectures. For example I’m currently running this in a virtual machine inside another virtual machine on my MacBook Pro....

March 18, 2018 · 4 min · Naz Markuta

Bad UEFI implementation Workaround

I decided to install the latest stable branch of Debian Stretch on a budget laptop (Toshiba Satellite C50-B-14D) bought in 2015. Its minimal specs was perfect for Linux. Installation image used was debian-9.0.0-amd64-netinst.iso. Once the installation process finished and I restarted my system, it would not recognise grub or any boot partition. Solution Rename folder and filename /EFI/debian/grubx64.efi to /EFI/boot/bootx64.efi Read more: https://wiki.debian.org/UEFI#Booting_a_UEFI_machine_normally With a different filename the UEFI implementation recognised and booted successfully....

June 18, 2017 · 1 min · Naz Markuta