[Nanonote] Veni, vidi, bricked it

Werner Almesberger werner at openmoko.org
Mon Dec 20 15:36:13 EST 2010

qnrq at pipemail.org wrote:
> Somehow, my attempt at installing Debian seems to have killed
> whatever part handles the usb boot.

I wonder what's going on there. Recently, there weren't so many people
who had their Ben "bricked", but a while ago, someone needing help with
what seemed a hopeless brick was an almost daily occurrence. They all
had one thing in common - every one of them had tried installing Debian
when disaster struck.

Could this be just a freak coincidence ? Is there something horribly
wrong or perhaps misleading in the Debian install instructions ? Are
people using the correct instructions ?

(The benefit of having had this series of incidents is of course that
the unbricking instructions should now be really good ;-)

- Werner

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