no sdcard boot and manjaro update failed
#1
Hi there,

I received my pinephone few days ago and tried to update it (from UI, not ssh). ... It failed ...
Now I get the same big 'K' at start and nothing happens.
I'm not able to boot from sdcard. I tried two differents sdcards with manjaro image and jumpstart but pinephone doesn't boot anything else than the emmc.
I tried long press action on start button or other things seen on youtube or documentation but can't go further ...
I've understood there could be problems with full discharging battery also but I don't know if it's the case ... I don't think so but I'm not sure ...

Could some give some help please ?
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#2
(11-25-2022, 04:33 AM)Gwen Wrote: Hi there,

I received my pinephone few days ago and tried to update it (from UI, not ssh). ... It failed ...
Now I get the same big 'K' at start and nothing happens.
I'm not able to boot from sdcard. I tried two differents sdcards with manjaro image and jumpstart but pinephone doesn't boot anything else than the emmc.
I tried long press action on start button or other things seen on youtube or documentation but can't go further ...
I've understood there could be problems with full discharging battery also but I don't know if it's the case ... I don't think so but I'm not sure ...

Could some give some help please ?

You're likely experiencing two issues at the same time here:

* The pre-installed OS got corrupted or the battery is drained
* The microSD card isn't flashed or inserted correctly

Jumpdrive will boot even with a drained battery, so it's likely that the microSD card isn't flashed or inserted correctly. Please write the exact (!) command and filename you used to flash the microSD card and if you inserted the microSD card in the top or the bottom slot (top slot is correct).
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#3
Hi,

Thx for your answer.

It seems it was a problem with the command I used to burn the image on sdcard.
This is the exact command that succeded and permited me to go further :

xz --decompress --stdout /home/YourName/YourFolder/20221123-0417-postmarketOS-v22.06-phosh-18-pine64-pinephone-installer.img.xz | dd of=/dev/mmcblk0 bs=4M status=progress && sync && sync

All my tries with 'dd' failed.
Battery doesn't seem to be a problem anymore.

I was a bit scary about performances and usability for first to days playing with it but I use it in 'production' now since another two days
and it's really great device. (loved to be able to ssh in it and backup it as my other computers)

... I'm now trying to found good gps client app ... tried gnome-maps and osmscout/pure-maps for now ... but it's another story ...

Thx again. Have a nice day ! o/
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#4
(11-27-2022, 04:40 AM)Gwen Wrote: Hi,

Thx for your answer.

It seems it was a problem with the command I used to burn the image on sdcard.
This is the exact command that succeded and permited me to go further :

xz --decompress --stdout /home/YourName/YourFolder/20221123-0417-postmarketOS-v22.06-phosh-18-pine64-pinephone-installer.img.xz | dd of=/dev/mmcblk0 bs=4M status=progress && sync && sync

All my tries with 'dd' failed.
Battery doesn't seem to be a problem anymore.

I was a bit scary about performances and usability for first to days playing with it but I use it in 'production' now since another two days
and it's really great device. (loved to be able to ssh in it and backup it as my other computers)

... I'm now trying to found good gps client app ... tried gnome-maps and osmscout/pure-maps for now ... but it's another story ...

Thx again. Have a nice day ! o/

Great. Feel free to let us know the exact dd commands which failed, then we can have a look what the issue was. One of the most common issues is that the img file in the xz archive isn't decompressed prior to flashing. The command you mentioned does the decompressing and pipes the output into dd.
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