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Did I brick my Pinebook?
#1
Hello, hoping someone can help me - I got in over my head with my Pinebook settings (using Pinebook with Ubuntu Mate 16.04) and increased the size of my /boot partition by unmounting, increasing the size and remounting. The updates that were required before but couldn't complete because of lack of space worked but after a reboot, nothing comes up on the screen. Have tried to restart it in safe mode (hitting Escape button, tab button, etc when booting up). All I get is a power light and nothing on the screen. I tried loading an .img of 16.04 to an SD card in hopes it would boot from that but that didn't work either.
No response from the Pinebook support team.
Wondering if anyone can help?

Thanks,
gmoney604
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#2
(07-17-2017, 09:28 AM)gmoney604 Wrote: Hello, hoping someone can help me - I got in over my head with my Pinebook settings (using Pinebook with Ubuntu Mate 16.04) and increased the size of my /boot partition by unmounting, increasing the size and remounting. The updates that were required before but couldn't complete because of lack of space worked but after a reboot, nothing comes up on the screen. Have tried to restart it in safe mode (hitting Escape button, tab button, etc when booting up). All I get is a power light and nothing on the screen. I tried loading an .img of 16.04 to an SD card in hopes it would boot from that but that didn't work either.
No response from the Pinebook support team.
Wondering if anyone can help?

Thanks,
gmoney604

There is no way to brick the Pinebook, so don't worry. Moreover, the Pinebook is meant for learning and experimenting - so this is to be expected. You may have corrupted the image; was there something of real value on this installation ? if there was do let me know.

For the time being I will assume there wasn't; download the installer utility to your main computer (please read this thread first) and get the Ubuntu Mate (eMMC) image installed onto your eMMC.  

You may wish to update to the latest release version once the image is flashed: 

Navigate to /usr/local/sbin 

Code:
cd /usr/local/sbin  


and run the following

Code:
sudo ./pine64_update_kernel.sh 0.6.2
sudo ./pine64_update_uboot.sh 0.6.2
sudo ./pine64_update_package.sh 0.6.2
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#3
(07-17-2017, 09:45 AM)Luke Wrote:
(07-17-2017, 09:28 AM)gmoney604 Wrote: Hello, hoping someone can help me - I got in over my head with my Pinebook settings (using Pinebook with Ubuntu Mate 16.04) and increased the size of my /boot partition by unmounting, increasing the size and remounting. The updates that were required before but couldn't complete because of lack of space worked but after a reboot, nothing comes up on the screen. Have tried to restart it in safe mode (hitting Escape button, tab button, etc when booting up). All I get is a power light and nothing on the screen. I tried loading an .img of 16.04 to an SD card in hopes it would boot from that but that didn't work either.
No response from the Pinebook support team.
Wondering if anyone can help?

Thanks,
gmoney604

There is no way to brick the Pinebook, so don't worry. Moreover, the Pinebook is meant for learning and experimenting - so this is to be expected. You may have corrupted the image; was there something of real value on this installation ? if there was do let me know.

For the time being I will assume there wasn't; download the installer utility to your main computer (please read this thread first) and get the Ubuntu Mate (eMMC) image installed onto your eMMC.  

You may wish to update to the latest release version once the image is flashed: 

Navigate to /usr/local/sbin 

Code:
cd /usr/local/sbin  


and run the following

Code:
sudo ./pine64_update_kernel.sh 0.6.2
sudo ./pine64_update_uboot.sh 0.6.2
sudo ./pine64_update_package.sh 0.6.2


Thanks Luke, I will try this - so glad to hear that I likely have not ruined it! To answer your question, nothing of value was on there, so don't mind doing a wipe.

Much appreciated.
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#4
Luke, just wanted to say thanks for the tip, that worked 100%. Appreciate it!

gmoney604
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