Pinebook Pro won´t boot either from eMMC or microSD
@wdt I think I'm a step closer! Not sure why I haven't thought of this before but I flashed Manjaro on a USB drive...

So here is what's happening. Without the Manjaro USB same as before. The power LED turns green but nothing is happening (except from being able to toggle num and caps lock LEDs)

When I plug in the Manjaro USB and power on the PBP, it boots and even straight back into my Manjaro from eMMC!!! Everything seems to work except that I have neither wifi or lan (ip a only shows loopback interface)

There must be something messed up with my boot partition and when the USB is plugged in it seems to recognize the BOOT_MNJRO partition there?

My lsblk shows the following:
sda (30G) - that's my USB
- sda1 213M (mount point /boot)
- sda2 4.9G
mmcblk2 58.2G
- mmcblk2p1 213.6M (no mount point!)
- mmcblk2p1 58G (mounted at /)
mmcblk2boot0 4M
mmcblk2boot1 4M
zram0 5.6G [SWAP]

checking for linux kernel in pacman cache I see
- linux-pinebookpro-5.7.0-1-aarch64.pkg.tar.xz
- linux-pinebookpro-5.7.0-2-aarch64.pkg.tar.xz
- linux-pinebookpro-5.7.0-3-aarch64.pkg.tar.xz

There are no linux-he* files.

uname -a shows
Linux pinebookpro 5.8.14-1-MANJARO-ARM #1 SMP Wed Oct 7 09:18:37 CEST 2020

Not sure if relevant, my /etc/fstab is just one line
LABEL=BOOT_MNJRO /boot vfat defaults 0 0

I assume this causes the PBP to simply boot from the partition on the USB. And something must be wrong that otherwise it doesn't boot from the same partition on the eMMC.

So what's my move here? Shall I revert the kernel using the latest 5.7 from my cache? Do you happen to know the command?

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RE: Pinebook Pro won´t boot either from eMMC or microSD - by axel - 11-14-2020, 01:41 PM

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