[Nanonote] Veni, vidi, bricked it

Kristoffer Ericson kristoffer.ericson at gmail.com
Mon Dec 20 16:42:42 EST 2010


On Mon, Dec 20, 2010 at 05:36:13PM -0300, Werner Almesberger wrote:
> 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.

Just love the last sentence :)
I believe most of the issues with debian are fixed but obviously
there still exists some more.

> 
> 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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