eMMC/SD catch-22
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Hello!
I'm a CS student getting into experimenting with Linux and have found myself in a difficult situation. After messing up my factory Debian install on the Pinebook Pro, I went to flash a fresh install of that exact image onto the eMMC again from an SD card, but this resulted in a boot loop, so I just decided to flash Bionic MATE onto the eMMC instead. I've found that I'm not the biggest fan of Bionic, and want to try other distros on the eMMC, but Bionic seems to have messed with the file(s) that tell the machine how to boot and caused it to skip over the SD card slot in looking for a bootable image. 

Now, if I boot with the eMMC disabled with the hardware switch, I can't make changes to the eMMC, even if I turn the switch back on after booting to the SD card. If I boot with the eMMC switch on, though, it always skips the SD card and boots to the eMMC, which means I can't make changes to what's installed there. 

I could really use some help in figuring out how I could circumvent this mess as I recognise that I'm pretty new to this whole scene and would love to get back on track in making and breaking Linux. 
Cheers!


Messages In This Thread
eMMC/SD catch-22 - by blonc - 01-29-2020, 03:39 AM
RE: eMMC/SD catch-22 - by pfeerick - 01-29-2020, 04:13 AM
RE: eMMC/SD catch-22 - by blonc - 01-29-2020, 04:17 AM
RE: eMMC/SD catch-22 - by pfeerick - 01-29-2020, 04:25 AM
RE: eMMC/SD catch-22 - by blonc - 01-29-2020, 04:44 AM
RE: eMMC/SD catch-22 - by PakoSt - 01-29-2020, 05:17 AM
RE: eMMC/SD catch-22 - by Arwen - 01-29-2020, 05:23 AM
RE: eMMC/SD catch-22 - by tophneal - 01-29-2020, 09:28 AM
RE: eMMC/SD catch-22 - by pfeerick - 01-29-2020, 05:37 PM
RE: eMMC/SD catch-22 - by tophneal - 01-29-2020, 05:55 PM
RE: eMMC/SD catch-22 - by pfeerick - 01-30-2020, 11:57 PM
RE: eMMC/SD catch-22 - by tophneal - 01-31-2020, 07:16 AM
RE: eMMC/SD catch-22 - by zaius - 01-30-2020, 02:02 PM

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