Booting from micro SD card?
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I just received the Pinephone today.
It seems like Phosh has no support for Japanese language interface, which was disappointing.
Probably I can opt in for localization, so not a big deal.
If there's no way, make your own way I'd say.

But this is not necessarily the reason to install another OS on it, the main reason is because I just prefer KDE over Gnome.
I flashed the micro SD card like this:
Code:
sudo dd if=Manjaro-ARM-plasma-mobile-dev-pinephone-201107.img of=/dev/sda1 bs=1M status=progress conv=fsync
Don't worry about the "sda1" part, my PC's drive is an NVMe type, so that one is stored on /dev/nvme0n1 instead.

I inserted the card into the phone, boot up, and the Manjaro Phosh that came pre-installed is booting up instead.
Am I missing something?
Am I supposed to hold one of the volume keys while booting?
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I tried to flash using Etcher now, now booting from SD card works.
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(11-24-2020, 11:48 PM)ryo Wrote: I just received the Pinephone today.
It seems like Phosh has no support for Japanese language interface, which was disappointing.
Probably I can opt in for localization, so not a big deal.
If there's no way, make your own way I'd say.

But this is not necessarily the reason to install another OS on it, the main reason is because I just prefer KDE over Gnome.
I flashed the micro SD card like this:
Code:
sudo dd if=Manjaro-ARM-plasma-mobile-dev-pinephone-201107.img of=/dev/sda1 bs=1M status=progress conv=fsync
Don't worry about the "sda1" part, my PC's drive is an NVMe type, so that one is stored on /dev/nvme0n1 instead.

I inserted the card into the phone, boot up, and the Manjaro Phosh that came pre-installed is booting up instead.
Am I missing something?
Am I supposed to hold one of the volume keys while booting?

FYI, you should not dd to /dev/sda1 but to /dev/sda. the .img file is the whole flash image, not a single partition.
/dev/sda is the raw disk. /dev/sda1 is just one partition of the disk.
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