PIneBook Pro - Boot from SD
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I just bought a secondhand Pinebook Pro and excited to try out different OSes from the sd card boot. But I cannot get it to boot from MicroSD.

It boots from the eMMC fine and is running Debian Stretch.

I can log in to rock account and ran the updater. I also manually ran `sudo apt update` and `sudo apt upgrade`. Seems like I am running latest kernel:


Code:
$ uname -r
4.4.213


I downloaded the latest debain installer `git clone https://github.com/daniel-thompson/pineb...taller.git` and ran `./install-debian`. This successully installed Debian to a MicroSD card. Which mounts mmcblk0-RootFS and mmcbllk0-Boot if I plug in the sd card after booting from eMMC.

But when I leave the sd in the slot and reboot, it still just boots from the eMMC.

Anything else I should try?
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>and is running Debian Stretch
But there are at least 5 distros based on debian, maybe uname -a or look in /etc
You haven't said if you have tried other distros on SD,,
so, at this point you don't know whether it is SD or uboot to blame
So, I would say first to try another SD with another distro on it, mrfixit for example
it WILL be using the uboot on emmc at this point, some uboots are troublesome
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(03-27-2021, 11:51 PM)wdt Wrote: >and is running Debian Stretch
But there are at least 5 distros based on debian,  maybe uname -a or look in /etc
You haven't said if you have tried other distros on SD,,
so, at this point you don't know whether it is SD or uboot to blame
So, I would say first to try another SD with another distro on it, mrfixit for example
it WILL be using the uboot on emmc at this point, some uboots are troublesome

Thank you. The solution was buying a new SD card. The two older ones I tried both failed.
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