I just managed to boot from an SD card on my new PineBook Pro and installed Manjaro. Given the fact that the device is not ultra expensive it couldn’t be ultra fast so it might be the device that’s actually slow by its nature but… It might also be that the operating system was installed on the SD card hence my three questions:
How do I know whether the operating system was installed on the SD card or on the EMMC?
If it’s still on the SD how can I transfer it on the internal memory without losing stuff I already installed?
Where is the kill switch or keyboard shortcut for disabling the mic?
YOU would know that, where did you install it to?
HOW did you install it? lsblk might give you some clarity though.
Probably doable, but not recomendable.
If it IS the case that you somehow managed to install manjaro to an usb I would recomend you reinstall it completely instead of trying to move stuff, your /home directory could be good to copy somewhere though.
Since your question is VERY strange I will not go deeper into this as of now.
I just burnt an ISO image on a SD card from the archive I downloaded from the website and I proceeded with the installation steps. I guess the easiest way to find out where my operating system landed is to remove the SD and see if it starts without it.
The only problem is that I haven’t found an option or drop-down menu to select the location of the installation. Another thing I suspect is that the switch off the EMMC is in the off position. These Asians produce quite counterintuitive stuff. The switch has two positions: On and another position which is not labelled as Off but has a vertical line above it.
Meanwhile I remove the SD card and it seems that this automatically initiated installation procedure. Now the system is on the EMMC card. However I hear some strange beeps and noises and clacks every once in a while. Is there something wrong?