Running bbb without emmc memory chip (physically, unsoldered)


Is there any way to physically extract the emmc memory chip and boot successfully the Angstrom linux distribution just/only from microSD card ?

Do you have any advice for this problem ?

Thank you in advance.

are you aware that the eMMC chip is a ball-grid package? It’s possible to unsolder it, of course, with skill and hot-air repair station. I am not sure if the boot sequence stops on failing to detect the eMMC presence ; I suspect it’s possible to force the SD boot using the usual keypresses that work with eMMC present.

Yes, of course, with hot-air and with very much attention. I don’t know exactly if I need to make any changes to the board schematics, to boot without problems from sd card.