How to boot from the SD card and install to eMMC?
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Hi, wanting to try another OS (the new Manjaro) I downloaded the emmc installler image and flashed it to a 16GB SanDisk microSD with the PINE64 INSTALLER utility.

However, my Pinebook Pro refuses to boot from the SD card as long as the internal eMMC drive is swithced on. After switching it off with the little toggle under the hood, I can boot from SD card but then... How to install to the internal drive?

Can anyone point me to some clear instructions either on the wiki or these forums? For a noob it's completely confusing...

Thanks! Smile
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(03-16-2020, 07:01 AM)ravanh Wrote: Hi, wanting to try another OS (the new Manjaro) I downloaded the emmc installler image and flashed it to a 16GB SanDisk microSD with the PINE64I INSTALLER utility.

However, my Pinebook Pro refuses to boot from the SD card as long as the internal eMMC drive is swithced on. After switching it off with the little toggle under the hood, I can boot from SD card but then... How to install to the internal drive?

Can anyone point me to some clear instructions either on the wiki or these forums? For a noob it's completely confusing...

Thanks! Smile

I found a post saying to update the PC with the Mrfixit script first. I did this, but I still cannot boot from the SD card that I loaded Manjaro to. I'm looking for a solution as well.
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(03-18-2020, 09:34 AM)pb1051 Wrote: I found a post saying to update the PC with the Mrfixit script first. I did this, but I still cannot boot from the SD card that I loaded Manjaro to. I'm looking for a solution as well.

Which Manjaro image are you trying to boot? Do you recall if the script updated your uboot (it would've been towards the tail end of the scripts output, last thing I think.)

If not, you can try updating it manually using the files from the repo.

https://github.com/mrfixit2001/updates_r...filesystem

Download the idbloader, trust, and uboot .imgs to you PBP, navigate to them in a terminal and run these commands:

Code:
dd if=idbloader.img of=/dev/youremmc bs=32k seek=1 conv=fsync
Code:
dd if=uboot.img of=/dev/youremmc bs=64k seek=128 conv=fsync
Code:
dd if=trust.img of=youremmc bs=64k seek=192 conv=fsync
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