How to boot Manjaro from NVME with uboot on eMMC
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You can always dd new image and then destroy uboot on it.
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(01-29-2020, 01:48 PM)as400 Wrote: You can always dd new image and then destroy uboot on it.

I tried that too.  I used the chromium image from the pinebook pro wiki, completed the above commands and still no joy.
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(01-29-2020, 02:16 PM)mamboman777 Wrote:
(01-29-2020, 01:48 PM)as400 Wrote: You can always dd new image and then destroy uboot on it.

I tried that too.  I used the chromium image from the pinebook pro wiki, completed the above commands and still no joy.

To be clear, you wrote CrOS to you eMMC, and then flashed this u-boot? What was the output of the commands?
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(01-29-2020, 02:21 PM)tophneal Wrote:
(01-29-2020, 02:16 PM)mamboman777 Wrote:
(01-29-2020, 01:48 PM)as400 Wrote: You can always dd new image and then destroy uboot on it.

I tried that too.  I used the chromium image from the pinebook pro wiki, completed the above commands and still no joy.

To be clear, you wrote CrOS to you eMMC, and then flashed this u-boot? What was the output of the commands?

I need to flash this uboot to the sd card?
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#25
(01-29-2020, 03:03 PM)mamboman777 Wrote:
(01-29-2020, 02:21 PM)tophneal Wrote:
(01-29-2020, 02:16 PM)mamboman777 Wrote:
(01-29-2020, 01:48 PM)as400 Wrote: You can always dd new image and then destroy uboot on it.

I tried that too.  I used the chromium image from the pinebook pro wiki, completed the above commands and still no joy.

To be clear, you wrote CrOS to you eMMC, and then flashed this u-boot? What was the output of the commands?

I need to flash this uboot to the sd card?

No, you should only need the u-boot on the eMMC. I think I misread your last post about flashing Chromium. the SoC looks at the eMMC u-boot, which then redirects to SD or NVMe.
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(01-29-2020, 03:20 PM)tophneal Wrote:
(01-29-2020, 03:03 PM)mamboman777 Wrote:
(01-29-2020, 02:21 PM)tophneal Wrote:
(01-29-2020, 02:16 PM)mamboman777 Wrote:
(01-29-2020, 01:48 PM)as400 Wrote: You can always dd new image and then destroy uboot on it.

I tried that too.  I used the chromium image from the pinebook pro wiki, completed the above commands and still no joy.

To be clear, you wrote CrOS to you eMMC, and then flashed this u-boot? What was the output of the commands?

I need to flash this uboot to the sd card?

No, you should only need the u-boot on the eMMC. I think I misread your last post about flashing Chromium. the SoC looks at the eMMC u-boot, which then redirects to SD or NVMe.

Here's what I've done:  I installed Manjaro on the eMMC.  Then followed the instructions in the OP to boot from the nVME.  Now I am booting from the NVME, but am not able to get any SD card to boot.  I tried to boot Chromium and Debian builds that I know worked when I had Debian on the eMMC.  I have also tried to start fresh on the SD card by flashing a new Chromium and followed the instructions to delete the uboot on the SD, but I have not had any luck booting from the SD.  Any suggestions on what might be next to try would be appreciated.

Thanks!
-Josh

On the Root-a (ChromiumOS) /boot/ it contains "/dtbs/" "/extlinux/" "boot.scr" "bootloader.bin" and "vmlinuz-4.4.190-g66800f3032c5"

the boot partition of my NVME contains: "/dtbs/" "boot.scr" "boot.scrpacnew" "boot.txt" "Boot.txtpacnew" "idbloader.img" "image" "image.gz" initramfs-linux.img" "mkscr" and "u-boot.itb"

Is something missing in the /boot/ folder of the ChromiumOS?
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#27
(01-29-2020, 03:54 PM)mamboman777 Wrote:
(01-29-2020, 03:20 PM)tophneal Wrote:
(01-29-2020, 03:03 PM)mamboman777 Wrote:
(01-29-2020, 02:21 PM)tophneal Wrote:
(01-29-2020, 02:16 PM)mamboman777 Wrote: I tried that too.  I used the chromium image from the pinebook pro wiki, completed the above commands and still no joy.

To be clear, you wrote CrOS to you eMMC, and then flashed this u-boot? What was the output of the commands?

I need to flash this uboot to the sd card?

No, you should only need the u-boot on the eMMC. I think I misread your last post about flashing Chromium. the SoC looks at the eMMC u-boot, which then redirects to SD or NVMe.

Here's what I've done:  I installed Manjaro on the eMMC.  Then followed the instructions in the OP to boot from the nVME.  Now I am booting from the NVME, but am not able to get any SD card to boot.  I tried to boot Chromium and Debian builds that I know worked when I had Debian on the eMMC.  I have also tried to start fresh on the SD card by flashing a new Chromium and followed the instructions to delete the uboot on the SD, but I have not had any luck booting from the SD.  Any suggestions on what might be next to try would be appreciated.

Thanks!
-Josh

On the Root-a (ChromiumOS) /boot/ it contains "/dtbs/" "/extlinux/" "boot.scr" "bootloader.bin" and "vmlinuz-4.4.190-g66800f3032c5"

the boot partition of my NVME contains: "/dtbs/" "boot.scr" "boot.scrpacnew" "boot.txt" "Boot.txtpacnew" "idbloader.img" "image" "image.gz" initramfs-linux.img" "mkscr" and "u-boot.itb"

Is something missing in the /boot/ folder of the ChromiumOS?

No, but you might want to try grabbing the u-boot files straight from pcm720's github. (It's linked on the main PBP wiki page, look under using NVMe as OS drive.) IIRC pcm720's original version had NVMe as the first boot priority. The current one has SD as first.
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#28
(01-29-2020, 04:35 PM)tophneal Wrote:
(01-29-2020, 03:54 PM)mamboman777 Wrote:
(01-29-2020, 03:20 PM)tophneal Wrote:
(01-29-2020, 03:03 PM)mamboman777 Wrote:
(01-29-2020, 02:21 PM)tophneal Wrote: To be clear, you wrote CrOS to you eMMC, and then flashed this u-boot? What was the output of the commands?

I need to flash this uboot to the sd card?

No, you should only need the u-boot on the eMMC. I think I misread your last post about flashing Chromium. the SoC looks at the eMMC u-boot, which then redirects to SD or NVMe.

Here's what I've done:  I installed Manjaro on the eMMC.  Then followed the instructions in the OP to boot from the nVME.  Now I am booting from the NVME, but am not able to get any SD card to boot.  I tried to boot Chromium and Debian builds that I know worked when I had Debian on the eMMC.  I have also tried to start fresh on the SD card by flashing a new Chromium and followed the instructions to delete the uboot on the SD, but I have not had any luck booting from the SD.  Any suggestions on what might be next to try would be appreciated.

Thanks!
-Josh

On the Root-a (ChromiumOS) /boot/ it contains "/dtbs/" "/extlinux/" "boot.scr" "bootloader.bin" and "vmlinuz-4.4.190-g66800f3032c5"

the boot partition of my NVME contains: "/dtbs/" "boot.scr" "boot.scrpacnew" "boot.txt" "Boot.txtpacnew" "idbloader.img" "image" "image.gz" initramfs-linux.img" "mkscr" and "u-boot.itb"

Is something missing in the /boot/ folder of the ChromiumOS?

No, but you might want to try grabbing the u-boot files straight from pcm720's github. (It's linked on the main PBP wiki page, look under using NVMe as OS drive.) IIRC pcm720's original version had NVMe as the first boot priority. The current one has SD as first.

Ok...I can do that.  That would involve following the instructions in the original post, correct?  Also, if the boot order is the problem, when an SD card is inserted wouldn't the Manjaro image on my nvme be recognized and booted into?  I'm getting a blank screen.
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#29
Yes. And yes it should. I didn't read that post as well as I should have, I think. I didn't notice the edit with the blank screen details either. Did you flash your uboot to the NVMe or SPI?
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#30
(01-29-2020, 05:00 PM)tophneal Wrote: Yes. And yes it should. I didn't read that post as well as I should have, I think. I didn't notice the edit with the blank screen details either. Did you flash your uboot to the NVMe or SPI?

SUCCESS!!!!   Now I just need to get widevine going on Chromium.  That's my "netflix SD Card."  :-) 

I honestly do not know/remember if my uboot is on the nvme or spi.  How could I check?

Thanks everyone!
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