Need Advice for Wiping eMMC on Dead LCD Pinebook Pro
#8
(05-10-2021, 03:27 AM)KC9UDX Wrote: Why not temporarily set up an unsecured access point just for this?

I have "guest" APs in the clear but no OS that I've found will initially connect to them (upon first boot) without selecting the AP's SSD.

(05-10-2021, 03:27 AM)KC9UD Wrote: Do you have a serial console?  That would be the simplest and most straightforward way to do this.  Next simplest would he to pull the eMMC and wipe it oh another machine, with an adaptor.
No--no serial console and no other machine to wipe the eMMC, unless it is compatible with my Pinephone.

I was lucky that my Pinephone dock worked as a Pinebook Pro USB to Ethernet dongle, even though the HDMI didn't work. Using my Pinephone dock and Armbian (which has both DHCP client and server and SSH enabled on Ethernet for first boot), it was actually a very easy task. The tough part was discovering that these two tools were up for it! Armbian is designed to support headless SBC so it makes sense it would work. Most other OS devs are irrationally paranoid to enable SSH on first boot (security keys CAN come later or the service CAN be disabled later, after all).
  Reply


Messages In This Thread
RE: Need Advice for Wiping eMMC on Dead LCD Pinebook Pro - by calinb - 05-10-2021, 04:17 AM

Possibly Related Threads…
Thread Author Replies Views Last Post
  Pinebook Pro Initial Impressions kunger 431 397,694 Yesterday, 07:42 PM
Last Post: jazzhands
Star Pinebook Pro US ANSI for SALE 1Elster47 0 131 08-07-2022, 01:59 AM
Last Post: 1Elster47
Question Pinebook Pro shows only bright white screen when powered on Sean Whitton 3 251 07-22-2022, 01:19 PM
Last Post: wdt
  Pinebook Pro not powering on wantageek 28 6,603 07-11-2022, 12:39 PM
Last Post: Perl6_user
  Pinebook got wet walterbe 10 3,116 06-28-2022, 10:10 AM
Last Post: KC9UDX
  How is youtube and general web browsing on the PineBook Pro? catloaf 4 776 06-22-2022, 01:49 PM
Last Post: gravedigger
  Selling Pinebook Pro (ISO) + nvme from Sweden DavidL 5 743 06-20-2022, 03:20 PM
Last Post: DavidL
Question Pinebook Pro end-user ready? Watercourse 3 659 06-19-2022, 10:17 AM
Last Post: Watercourse
  Use SD to install new OS over pinebook debian Rudy558 9 3,574 06-10-2022, 05:28 AM
Last Post: Zara3344
  ANSI Pinebook Pro For Sale sir_mud 1 359 06-09-2022, 08:11 AM
Last Post: gilwood

Forum Jump:


Users browsing this thread: 1 Guest(s)