How can I flash SPI so that I can boot from NVMe?
(08-10-2021, 04:11 PM)codingpanic Wrote: I've done several searches and there is one SPI package that appears to enable NVMe boot, but the repo was archived by the developer.

Is there any way to set this up so NVMe is the default boot drive? Without using the emmc at all?


So, to anyone else wondering about this, all I had to do was this:
1. Upgrade emmc install of Manjaro to latest. 
2. Install NVMe SSD
3. Flash Manjaro latest to NVMe (only tested with Manjaro so far)
4. Edit /etc/fstab on the NVMe drive to not use UUID of the / and /boot drives, but the Linux Device /dev/nvme0n1pX
5. Reboot, and you are running on the NVMe as / and /boot
6. You definitely want to tune the drive for power consumption as well!

I realize there was lots of work that has led up to this point, but it was surprisingly painless, and the performance is great!

Messages In This Thread
RE: How can I flash SPI so that I can boot from NVMe? - by codingpanic - 08-24-2021, 05:07 AM

Possibly Related Threads…
Thread Author Replies Views Last Post
  3 days in, slow/stuck or no boot. lgmpbp2 4 459 07-01-2024, 09:26 PM
Last Post: wdt
  upgrading u-boot--what version? where to get it? bsammon 11 1,143 05-22-2024, 09:33 AM
Last Post: wdt
  uboot wont boot to SD card after upgrade jbradley419 7 1,462 01-19-2024, 02:29 PM
Last Post: wdt
  Video Flashing/adjusting on boot and reboot jbradley419 0 470 01-16-2024, 09:17 AM
Last Post: jbradley419
  Brand new Pinebook Pro doesn't boot after Manjaro update johnboiles 8 2,892 12-15-2023, 02:11 PM
Last Post: wdt
  PBP won't boot after trying to reinstall Manjaro ARM soupgirl 3 1,053 12-13-2023, 08:17 PM
Last Post: trillobite
  Various freezes during boot & while running several Linux distros - hardware error? donuts 1 818 11-22-2023, 11:47 AM
Last Post: fxc
  Selling my Pinebook Pro with a bootable NVMe WD SSD drive pinemouth 0 933 09-27-2023, 08:53 PM
Last Post: pinemouth
  Cannot boot to Kali SD card after uboot upgrade jbradley419 4 1,550 09-19-2023, 08:48 AM
Last Post: dachalife
  Does latest Tow-Boot install/work correctly for everyone? tophneal 4 2,361 08-03-2023, 03:30 PM
Last Post: tophneal

Forum Jump:

Users browsing this thread: 1 Guest(s)