I tried to boot Rock Pi 3A via NVME SSD.
Since I don’t have USB cable to connect to SSD (to write image) I did following steps:
- Wrote official Debian image to SD card.
- Successfully booted Rock Pi 3A with the image.
- Inside the Debian, I downloaded the same image(this time saved it in the device memory in the SD card).
- Then used approach mentioned here:
sudo dd if=’ your image path’ of=’ your NVME SSD device path’ bs=1M
Even though instructions are from RockPi4 page, since it is OS related instruction, I thought that it should work fine with RockPi3 as well.
- Then I removed SD card, and powered the device with SSD installed - nothing happened(no power).
- Then I tried to power with both SD card and SSD installed - nothing happened
- Then I removed the SSD and tried to power only with SD card - nothing happened
- I rewrote fresh image to SD card and tried this way and again nothing happened.
Device is currently unusable. I noticed that the green led on SBC is not being powered as well. Though when I measure the input power on the board, I can see that 12V is present, so power is coming, but I guess not going further into the system.
According to the schematic POWER_LED is powered through SoC PMU, does it mean that issue is in PMU?
Any tips to troubleshoot?
Just want to note that I don’t have eMMC module.
The SSD model that I used: https://www.kingston.com/en/ssd/nv1-nvme-pcie-ssd (250 GB version)