I have lost the emmc to microsd adapter / reader. To move to Volumio 2, I would need to get the downloaded Volumio image onto the emmc card. Is there any way to do this w/o having an emmc to microsd adapter / reader.
Thanks a lot
Yes, Odroid C2
you have a PM
EDIT: Would you be able to at least flash an sd card?
When you can flash an SD card, this will work.
With a C2 the boot sequence is fixed, so we need to disable u-boot on the emmc (if it still boots from there)
We can cripple u-boot by overwriting the first few MBs.
- boot from emmc, ssh into the C2 (or use a terminal session if you have ubuntu, debian or some other distro image) and do
sudo dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/mmcblk0 bs=1M count=50
Now u-boot has been destroyed, so it will not boot from emmc, next attempt will be SD card.
When done (or when emmc did not boot anyway)
- flash Volumio 2 to the SD card
- boot from SD
- ssh into C2 and do
sudo dd if=/dev/mmcblk0 of=/dev/mmcblk1 bs=4M
reboot et voilà
That sound brilliant, gkkpch. First time I heard you need to break something to make something work. But it sounds plausible.
All the other solutions I found in various forums were quite complex and involved (I’m a relative noob when it comes to Unix).
I’ll give it a go and let you know.
Thanks a lot