How to install and boot ROCK64 from eMMC?
#11
(07-12-2017, 06:08 PM)tllim Wrote: Here is the eMMC installation guide: http://files.pine64.org/doc/rock64/guide...o_eMMC.pdf

So I looked at these instructions and they seem more targeted towards Android.  The Linux section appears to be highly abbreviated and quite complex.  So we need to download and compile an application?  This could be a challenge for an average user who does not have Git installed.  Will "make" work out of the box with Windows or does it need to be installed?  As an FYI, you have a typo on page 5.  The section is referring to Linux, but you link to the Android images.

I think that it would be simpler to focus on the method described in an earlier post where you provide an image for an SDcard that includes the eMMC creation scripts.  You then boot off of that and run the script.  That just seems more straightforward.
#12
(07-13-2017, 12:31 PM)jl_678 Wrote:
(07-12-2017, 06:08 PM)tllim Wrote: Here is the eMMC installation guide: http://files.pine64.org/doc/rock64/guide...o_eMMC.pdf

So I looked at these instructions and they seem more targeted towards Android.  The Linux section appears to be highly abbreviated and quite complex.  So we need to download and compile an application?  This could be a challenge for an average user who does not have Git installed.  Will "make" work out of the box with Windows or does it need to be installed?  As an FYI, you have a typo on page 5.  The section is referring to Linux, but you link to the Android images.

I think that it would be simpler to focus on the method described in an earlier post where you provide an image for an SDcard that includes the eMMC creation scripts.  You then boot off of that and run the script.  That just seems more straightforward.

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#13
@Luke, this is exactly what I was thinking. However, I am focused on running Linux on the Rock64. There was a mention about this earlier in this thread by @pfeerick. My thought is that it should be officially documented and supported.
#14
(07-13-2017, 12:48 PM)jl_678 Wrote: My thought is that it should be officially documented and supported.

The problem with that is that there are so many different ways to implement this... because question no 1 is which linux Wink

But stay tuned... I've been fiddling with getting the latest version of stuff from github (hence the addition to SADIE to find the latest Android image), so will go look at the install to emmc script for the pine64 shortly and will re-jig that for the rock64. It won't take much... I already have the necessary changes for most of that a download script I use personally, so just need to pull that across.
#15
(07-13-2017, 12:48 PM)jl_678 Wrote: <snip>   My thought is that it should be officially documented and supported.

I agree.

... several of us are sorting that as we 'type'.  As pfeerick has noted also, this involves more than just the hardware and procedure, and so right now is a little twitchy. It will get there, and then each distro specific process will be placed on the wiki with full support and notes.
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#16
You guys are great. Thank you for your efforts!

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#17
Will the odroid emmc to mico sd card adapter allow direct writing of a bootable image?

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#18
(07-31-2017, 07:49 PM)sjk Wrote: Will the odroid emmc to mico sd card adapter allow direct writing of a bootable image?

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Yes, theoretically;

... but frankly, its easier to write the image directly to the eMMC over the network using the 'curl' command from a booted SD card.
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#19
(07-31-2017, 07:49 PM)sjk Wrote: Will the odroid emmc to mico sd card adapter allow direct writing of a bootable image?


Isn't that a bit chicken and the egg though? Because to do that, you'd need to running from eMMC? Because to use the microSD slot you obviously can't be running from a SD image? or is this to provision using some other device? But yes, if Odroid eMMC to mSD adapter presents itself as a mSD that can be mounted, etc, it should be fine.
#20
(08-01-2017, 02:33 AM)pfeerick Wrote:
(07-31-2017, 07:49 PM)sjk Wrote: Will the odroid emmc to mico sd card adapter allow direct writing of a bootable image?


Isn't that a bit chicken and the egg though? Because to do that, you'd need to running from eMMC? Because to use the microSD slot you obviously can't be running from a SD image? or is this to provision using some other device? But yes, if Odroid eMMC to mSD adapter presents itself as a mSD that can be mounted, etc, it should be fine.
I would not use the adapter on the rock64, but from my Linux laptop to prepare the emmc module. Them put it in the rock64 and boot.

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