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Bricked my TinkerBoard?
Hello all, I hope this question hasn't been thoroughly answered before, but if it has please direct me to the resource!

While installing TinkerOS (debian) onto my tinkerboard S from my windows machine, the cable became unplugged and I believe has either totally bricked the machine, or has simply made the storage medium undetectable by windows crappy disk management software. Is there any way I can rewrite the eMMC or get the onboard storage detectable again to run etcher and fix its issue?

I think I might be able to do it if I had one of my linux machines, as Ive had similar issues with windows detecting USB devices that were unplugged during writing.

Can I write the image to a SD card and be able to write to the eMMC?

I feel like a mega-idiot for not securing the cable properly and would appreciate any help!


So I was able to learn how to switch the boot mode of the tinker board from parking to maskrom mode and got it to boot again, hopefully now I can rewrite the eMMC from the tinkerOS itself.
I was able to find this guide for flashing the eMMC from the TinkOS booted from an SD card.

(09-23-2018, 12:44 PM)mas9l4ever Wrote: I "bicked" eMMC of my TBS in the first day of use, today I managed to boot TBS from eMMC for the first time. Here is what I did:

0. Boot your TBS using SD card, use terminal or SSH to input following commands.

1. Download TinkerOS distribution and unzip: 
wget [link***]

2. Delete old partitions from eMMC(mmcblk1 in my case):
sudo fdisk /dev/mmcblk1

3. Reboot TBS.

4. Unpack image file to the cleaned partition:
sudo dd if=20180622-tinker-board-linaro-stretch-alip-v2.0.7.img of=/dev/mmcblc1 status=progress && sync

After this you should be able to boot your TBS form eMMC, do not forget to change jumper to the parking position. Result is not optimal through - root partition on eMMC created by dd tool is only 3GB, rest left not used, I do not know why it happened, and I do not know how to change partition size in fdisk tool, so I used gparted tool to increase root partition on eMMC to use all available space.

I'm complete noob to linux & terminal, so do not blame my solution for the incompetence, on the other hand optimization tips are appreciated.

***P.S. I can not post links, so you have to find workable link for Tinker OS distribution by yourself, I used archive provided on this website wiki section.
I have run into an issue where it doesn't seem to be able to expand the eMMC partition to full capacity to fit the Debian TinkOS distro.

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