Just purchased a used PBP (with no eMMC!) - any tips for a new user?
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(12-05-2021, 07:58 AM)jiyong Wrote: NVMe would be the best option.
Although I have seen reports that only NVMe drives that use limited power (wattage) work properly in the PBP.
And I'm not sure what you have to do exactly to boot directly from NVMe.

That is correct, too much power draw from the nvme drive can cause problems like the PBP not booting up. that's one reason why we started a wiki page to catalog known, working-in-the-pbp nvme drives: https://wiki.pine64.org/wiki/Pinebook_Pr...SSD_drives

to boot from nvme, you just need a uboot (or levinboot) with nvme boot support in it. it can live on emmc, sd, or spi. if kept on emmc or sd, you'll want to avoid installing any OSes to that same drive, or the uboot boot priority may choose to run it instead of the nvme install. here's an older guide someone put together: https://forum.pine64.org/showthread.php?tid=11864
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RE: Just purchased a used PBP (with no eMMC!) - any tips for a new user? - by tophneal - 12-07-2021, 08:28 AM

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