[Solved]VIM3L ceemmc issues

I have installed nightly 20200327 on a SD card and it works fine with the VIM3L.
H265 UHD playback on 1080p is great, so very happy there.

Next I wanted to install CoreELEC on the embedded eMMC storage, but that fails.
Running emmc and choosing option 3 results in the following:

ceemmc

Starting CoreELEC eMMC installation tool…

eMMC size: 0x0003a3e00000 [16GB]

No CoreELEC installation found on eMMC

Install in dual boot mode, CoreELEC and Android on eMMC
Use CoreELEC data from
[1] current used SD or USB device
[2] existing backup on current used SD or USB device

Install in single boot mode, only CoreELEC on eMMC
Use CoreELEC data from
[3] current used SD or USB device
[4] existing backup on current used SD or USB device

Please choose one option? [1/2/3/4]: 3

Free space of ‘partition CE_FLASH’: 512MB
Warning: Could not find ‘misc’ partition!
Warning: Could not find ‘dto’ partition!
Free space of ‘partition CE_STORAGE’: 14298MB

Used space of ‘/flash’: 213MB
Used space of ‘/storage’: 794547MB
New partition is too small to cover data of ‘/storage’ from current boot device!
Free space on ‘CE_STORAGE’ partition: 512MB
Used space on ‘/storage’: 794547942584

The new partition being too small must be something else, because I have 23.5MB in use on /storage.

df -hT

Filesystem Type Size Used Available Use% Mounted on
devtmpfs devtmpfs 926.9M 4.0K 926.9M 0% /dev
/dev/mmcblk1p1 vfat 511.7M 203.9M 307.9M 40% /flash
/dev/loop0 squashfs 188.5M 188.5M 0 100% /
/dev/mmcblk1p2 ext4 13.9G 23.5M 13.9G 0% /storage
tmpfs tmpfs 931.3M 0 931.3M 0% /dev/shm
tmpfs tmpfs 931.3M 9.0M 922.3M 1% /run
tmpfs tmpfs 931.3M 0 931.3M 0% /sys/fs/cgroup
tmpfs tmpfs 931.3M 2.6M 928.8M 0% /var
tmpfs tmpfs 931.3M 0 931.3M 0% /tmp

Choosing option 1 (no my preffered option) results in the following:

Please choose one option? [1/2/3/4]: 1

Free space of ‘partition CE_FLASH’: 512MB
Could not find ‘data’ partition!
Failed to create partition table for dual boot installation!
Failed to create new partition table!

For the record, the VIM3L so far only has run with a SD card with CoreELEC on it, once, so the eMMC hasn’t been touched before at all.
Ran into some issues and because of time hadn’t got around to it till tonight.

Am I doing something wrong or did I hit some bug?

Without the SD Card inserted what OS does the Vim3L boot to ???

It boots CoreELEC but a old version from, 2019-11-04. Build 18.4 Git: a long string.
This must be because I ordered the HTPC kit from Khadas.

Updated using the tar file to the 2020-03-29 build.

I hadn’t booted from the eEMC before since I was assuming it would boot Android.
My DHCP server even mentioned a Android device requesting a lease.

Thanks for the pointer.

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