NetBSD will does not install to eMMC
(05-14-2019, 02:53 PM)ronverbs Wrote: I downloaded the NetBSD Pinebook image from ( and created a microSD card, as directed using Etcher. My Pinebook (1080p) booted, but when I dd'd the image to /dev/rdl2c I got a ton of errors. Now my Pinebook does not boot, unless there is a SD card inserted.

arm64# dd if=NetBSD-evbarm-aarch64-201905120950Z-pinebook.img of=/dev/rld2c bs=1m conv=sync
    dd: /dev/rld2c: Input/output error
    30+0 records in
    29+0 records out
    30408704 bytes transferred in 11.143 secs (2728951 bytes/sec)
This generated a ton of "ld2c: error writing fsbn..." errors. When I reboot I get a blank screen.

The bs=1M sounds excessive... depending on the hardware, there are limitations on the block size the kernel will handle. 
Oh, and leave out the conv=sync? The man page says "Pad every input block to the input buffer size." - you don't want that.

Maybe re-try with something like 

dd if=NetBSD-evbarm-aarch64-201905120950Z-pinebook.img of=/dev/rld2c bs=32k


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RE: NetBSD will does not install to eMMC - by haukef - 05-15-2019, 08:38 AM

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