Amazing – just goes to show, the improbable eventually must happen

So, I was building GCCs and the Pi stopped responding.

Then a bit later, the Ci20 stopped responding.

Inserted the Pi micro SD card into the laptop and it didn’t show up.

Interesting, right? looks a bit like maybe I’m breaking the flash by writing too much.

Turns out in the end – after a bit of experimenting and swapping parts and getting things working (the SD card showed up on the laptop after a laptop reboot) the culprit was…

*The ethernet cable used by the Pi board*.