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Booting from NAND with Micro SD card in the slot.

Started by Kaouthia, December 26, 2013, 09:19:16 pm

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Kaouthia

I haven't actually received my Cubies yet (I have an original CubieBoard and a CubieTruck on their way to me), but I'm trying to plan ahead.

From what I've been reading, it looks as though they boot from the NAND if there's no SD card inserted, and boot from the SD card if one exists.

Is it possible to boot it from the NAND and simply use the SD slot for storage?  If so, would I have to insert the card after the Cubie has booted from NAND and then mount it myself?  Or can I make it boot from the NAND even if there is a card in the SD slot and have it mount it automatically?

lawrence

Yes, you can boot from nand, and use the sd as storage.

rose28357

Quote from: lawrence on December 26, 2013, 09:32:07 pm
Yes, you can boot from nand, and use the sd as storage.

Take care of the sdcard partitioning. A bootable sdcard has a bootblock at the very beginning. If you want your sdcard for storage only you have to delete the bootblock. Just delete every partition and create a new one.

patwood

If you zero out the first 1MB of the card and repartition, you'll be fine.