how to make a bootable USB linux sine pinebook will not boot up
(11-24-2022, 10:25 PM)River Wrote:
(11-23-2022, 07:09 AM)KC9UDX Wrote: If your PBP will already boot to a micro SD card you created, you can re-flash your eMMC without opening the PBP.

I have now made SPI.installer.img  about 30 times  on 10 different SD cards and none of them boot up .  I get a blank  dark blue screen, no  tow-boot  logo,  no text, no error. 

My SD slot seems to work because I can boot to SD  -Armbian just fine.

Keep in mind, you are at the mercy of whatever U-boot is running on the eMMC.  That is what determines if an SD card is allowed to boot.  I have had this problem with the default Manjaru installation.  I didn't investigate it properly, but what I expect is the U-Boot that comes with Manjaru was the problem.  What I do know is that it is extremely frustrating when SD cards that should just work, simply don't.  With the eMMC switched off or removed, it becomes apparent why this happens.

You should be able to re-flash your eMMC from Armbian.

With all the hubbub lately about U-boot, the different versions, especially the problems with the de-facto official ("mainline"?) one, I'm starting to change my stance on whether it's a good idea for us all to install Tow-boot to SPI.  If that can be done simply and reliable, that might be the way to go.

EDIT: After reading your post in the other thread, maybe Tow-boot still isn't ready for prime time.

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RE: how to make a bootable USB linux sine pinebook will not boot up - by KC9UDX - 11-26-2022, 08:28 AM

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