Hi - I need to add a partition to the stock linaro debian install boot from emmc. I have followed the instructions here: https://www.96boards.org/documentation/consumer/dragonboard410c/guides/customize-emmc-partition.md.html
I have done 2 experiments with same results both times.
- add my new partition to partitions.txt before the devinfo and rootfs partitions - I assume rootfs always has to be last so it can auto-expand to fill the remaining emmc.
- use the existing partitions.txt unmodified.
Results in both cases: I have a bricked board - no boot activity at all with boot from emmc. If I use the SD recovery SD card with UART mezzanine board to monitor boot messages, I get messages that indicate the partition table is corrupt.
Fortunately, I am able to restore reliably using the dragonboard-410c-sdcard-installer-buster-359.img.
Really need some help on this one - it appears that just flashing the new partition table is not enough. It sure seems that second stage bootloader is unhappy about the partition format change. If I need to make changes to ssbl to add a partition I need to know pretty quickly so I can change gears. The link to customize emmc partitions implies this is not necessary but does not work.