I am trying to use an SD-card image of debian for a arm-Board to install, which seems to me quite easy in the initial phase
zcat firmware.<board_name>.img.gz partition.img.gz > /dev/SDCARD_DEVICE
Going through the tutorial I read, that I need a "serial cable" to interact with the installer. I can't even think about what that is suppose to mean.
With jessie, the above installation methods require a serial cable to interact with the installer. An alternative is to use the HDMI output with simplefb, which is supposed to be supported in the jessie kernel (but I couldn't get it to work), but not in jessie's u-boot. However, it works fine with the stretch installer snapshots available from http://ftp.uk.debian.org/debian/dists/stretch/main/installer-armhf/current/images/netboot/SD-card-images/ combined with a u-boot snapshot (see below). At the u-boot prompt, use tty1 as console and disable framebuffer in the installer:
I need further explanation, about what I am supposed to do. I don't have such a serial cable and I don't know what the solution via hdmi means. How can I get the installer working without a special serial cable?
P.S.: Would also try another linux-distro, if it is somehow similar to debian install regarding complexity and has support for latest kodi. Thanks!