Need Help Recovering Manjaro /boot Contents on Pinebook Pro
(03-21-2023, 02:13 AM)KC9UDX Wrote: Cal
I don't use Tow-Boot (yet) but my U-Boot always says something just like "WARNING: Bad CRC. Using default environment." when it reads the SPI ROM (because mine is uninitialized).  I don't know which device yours is referencing, but it's just saying that there's no U-Boot or Tow-Boot there, so its going to continue booting.

As far as the rest, hopefully someone else can comment; I'm not that familiar with Manjaru (or Linux actually, I use NetBSD). It sounds like you're deep in Manjaru territory (blank screen with no cursor is very common).

73 KC9UDX Matt

Thanks for the info, Matt. I found this thread. Apparently, the warning is common to U-Boot and Tow-Boot but, if Strit isn't concerned about it, I guess I'll not worry either. My Tow-Boot is on SPI and I don't think there's a boot loader on my eMMC, though I'd need to double check to see if the Manjaro Image put one there but I don't think Manjaro supplies a boot loader these days in a Manjaro image. When I installed Manjaro to my eMMC after my NVMe quit booting, I had to remove my eMMC module and use another computer and my eMMC USB adapter to flash the eMMC with the Manjaro image. I could not get an SD card to boot Manjaro either, like I've done in the past. I've never had to use the USB adapter and another computer in the past.

I still haven't found a solution to my NVMe drive not booting. I tried chroot and re-installed linux-image, which created the Image and initram files on the boot partition that I need, but I still can't get it to boot. There's a another thing that's really weird. My new Manjaro installation on my eMMC has an extlinux.conf file with a root UUID that doesn't even match the UUID on the root partition. I don't know how it can even boot. When I changed the UUID in the extlinux.conf file to match the partition, it failed to boot.

I borrowed another NVMe drive that's identical to my drive. I'll try installing a fresh system on it and see what happens. I'll be out of town for about 2 weeks though and probably won't get to it until I return home. At least I've not lost any data. The drive and /home directory are intact. I just won't boot.

Maybe I'll try NetBSD sometime. I haven't used it in years.

Cal -- AD8Q

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RE: Need Help Recovering Manjaro /boot Contents on Pinebook Pro - by calinb - 03-21-2023, 11:21 PM

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