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PostPosted: Sat Apr 27, 2019 6:09 pm    Post subject: eMMC drive does not show when lsblk is used... Reply with quote

I am trying to install Gentoo on my HP netbook which has a 64GB eMMC drive ...

I am trying to use parted to partition the drive but lsblk does not show an eMMC drive when ran ... what shall I do now ?
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 27, 2019 6:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

LegionOfHell,

What are you using as boot media?
What do you expect the eMMC drive to show as?
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 27, 2019 6:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A 16GB USB flash drive which shows up as sda


I expect it to show up as something like mmcblkX
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 27, 2019 6:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

LegionOfHell,

That's correct. Do you see any /dev/mmcblc* entries at all?
If not, you are either missing hardware support or mmcblk support in the kernel on your boot media.
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 27, 2019 6:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't see any mmcblk entries... what shall I do now ?
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 27, 2019 6:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

LegionOfHell,

Change boot media. Your existing kernel does not support the device you want to install onto.
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 27, 2019 6:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Can you be a little more specific ? because I haven't done this before...
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 27, 2019 7:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

LegionOfHell,

Your 16G USB flash drive has some sort of Linux on it.
The kernel in that linux is not suitable for installing to mmc cards' so you can't use it.

There are two options.
Use a different Linux to install Gentoo. None of the files on the boot media goes into the install. Its just a toolkit to perform the install.
You have an essential tool missing.

Install somewhere else and build a kernel that does support mmc block devices. Move the install over afterwards.
This is not trivial as the running install cannot be used to copy itself.
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