TL;DR - Is there a current procedure for installing on x86 hardware?
After years of faithful service, my Pi finally died. I was shocked to find out that the days of the $35 computer seem to have died along with it With the supply chain issues and (relatively) outrageous prices, I can’t help but eye the numerous retired x86 laptops I have laying around. I know they aren’t nearly as energy efficient, but they’re what I have and what I can afford. I’d venture a guess that I’m not alone in this situation.
I am in awe of the amount of effort @abcd567 , @obj , and others have put into troubleshooting non-Pi installs. Unfortunately, even after searching the Discussions, reading through numerous topics, and trying a variety of installs, I am still unsuccessful. I’m not well-versed in the ways of Linux/Debian, but I’m pretty good at following directions. I think a large portion of my troubles stem from the tips and workarounds recommended back in 2016, '18 or even '20 are no longer current.
I downloaded Debian Bullseye with Raspberry Pi Desktop for PC, did a clean install to the HDD on a Dell Latitude E6430. Based on something @abcd567 discovered, it aborted the use of the HDD and started over with an install to a USB flash disk. From there I tried installing the FA software with mods to ignore the BladeRF requirement, among other recommendations found in the Discussions, but still no luck. I’m still getting errors related to librtlsdr0 & librtlsdr-dev.
Am I simply failing to find the correct instructions regarding how to perform this non-typical installation?