With the ability to re-flash the eMMC directly from the uSD, there is no reason to remove the eMMC, unless to upgrade, correct? It appears that the eMMC module is quite inaccessible after the heatsink has been installed.
Just followed your link. Thanks for putting me on the path. The article didn’t specify whether to insert the USB adapter into the host computer or the Rock Pi’s USB, so I assumed it is the Rock Pi USB 3.
Didn’t see anything regarding re-flashing the eMMC, after it has been installed on board. Perhaps that is common Linux knowledge, whereby since the eMMC has already been initialized as a boot device, the OS files would simply be extracted on the existing boot device, via a helper like u-boot?
Reading the tea leaves, is the uSD-USB adapter initially used, simply because the system sees the eMMC as a USB bootable device, so it formats the ‘USB’ and installs the OS? Once installed into its socket, the system automatically recognizes it as a bootable device?
The good news is that Debian popped up on first boot last night. WIFI was easy setup. Video ran fine via YouTube. Tried installing RealVNC, but errored. First guess is that I’m not logged on as local admin.
Arrnbiam 64 never booted. Only a double flash on the red power led. One step forward, one step back.
Sorry about being such a newbie.