When used from a system booted from the SDcard, and trying to install Manjaro on the emmc, manjaro-arm-installer bricks the pinebook pro, reproducibly.
The issue is similar to Partial boot after installing manjaro on emmc, only here I can’t even access to an emergency shell from encrypted SDcard.
manjaro-arm-installer needs to be tested urgently on pinebook pro, when reinstalling on emmc from an SDcard, and in other situations. Or this is a U-Boot problem?
The bug is really too serious: complete bricking of the pinebook pro. Unable to start a Manjaro image from SDcard.
I installed Tow Boot’s spi.installer.img on an SDcard, to try to recover my pinebook: Tow Boot starts, but it’s buggy. This text scrolls in a loop:
This suggests that it is possible to boot Tow Boot from an SDcard, and repair the pinebook pro from it. However, spi.installer.img need to be fixed.
I have two pinebook pro:
- pbp1, this is the one I’m talking about right now,
- pbp2, this is the one I fixed using the procedure in the Partial boot after installing manjaro on emmc thread.
However, pbp2’s situation is not ideal, as I found out afterwards that pbp2 cannot start on emmc, only on SDcard.
When in doubt, I do not proceed to the reinstallation of the system on the emmc, which would risk bricking pbp2 as it bricked pbp1.