Rock Pi 4B+ v1.72 NVME boot

Hi Radxa,

Rock Pi 4B+ v1.72 booting from m.2 NVME.

I’m using the Debian image listed on the website. However: When triggering a reboot once the device was started --> It doesn’t come online again.

Does this have something to do with the eMMC being soldered on? (So it tries to boot to that?)

Also: Is it possible to boot from eMMC and use an NVME as well?

Thanks.

@jack - maybe you know this?

What a mess of a board… Honestly, I wouldn’t recommend anyone to buy this.

Since the eMMC is soldered on. You have 2 options:

  • Boot from nvme (and lose the ability to reboot without powercycling manually)
  • Boot from eMMC (no option to use nvme ~ Doesn’t boot from eMMC when nvme is connected)

Or boot from SD card. If you’re into that sort of thing. (Also doesn’t work when nvme is connected)

This is no answer to your question, just my opinion.
I got my Rock-Pi-4A board about a year ago, running slarm64 OS and using it every day for almost all jobs I need a PC for. It has a boot partition on the SD card and the root, swap and home partitions on the NVME. Since I’m not shutting it down over night and rebooting it rarely, It doesn’t bother me not to boot from NVME. I can’t see any disadvantage for the usage.

Sorry, I missed your post.

Also: Is it possible to boot from eMMC and use an NVME as well?

Yes, it’s possible. You can just install the image to eMMC and use NVMe as data storage.

  • Boot from nvme (and lose the ability to reboot without powercycling manually)

We haven’t seen this issue. What is your setup, are you using the M.2 adapter board?