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by RonR
Tue Jan 21, 2020 11:26 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Pi 4 won't boot after upgrade to Jan 10 (#1290) kernel
Replies: 10
Views: 335

Re: Pi 4 won't boot after upgrade to Jan 10 (#1290) kernel

I appear to be victim of a similar failure. Following what looks a normal update/upgrade process, I get the following and can't boot afterwards (very vanilla system with no overclocking): Your case looks like more like typical filesystem corruption. I was running fine before the apt update/upgrade.
by RonR
Tue Jan 21, 2020 11:08 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Pi 4 won't boot after upgrade to Jan 10 (#1290) kernel
Replies: 10
Views: 335

Re: Pi 4 won't boot after upgrade to Jan 10 (#1290) kernel

Is there any overclocking in config.txt? I appear to be victim of a similar failure. Following what looks a normal update/upgrade process, I get the following and can't boot afterwards (very vanilla system with no overclocking): Setting up libraspberrypi0 (1.20200114-1) ... /var/lib/dpkg/info/libra...
by RonR
Tue Jan 21, 2020 6:32 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: rpi3 not booting with usb flash drive connected
Replies: 13
Views: 356

Re: rpi3 not booting with usb flash drive connected

i could not get the pi to boot from the ssd, with the sd card not inserted. That's because you have 'root=/dev/sda2' in cmdline.txt. When you insert another USB device, the new device is becoming /dev/sda and your SSD is becoming /dev/sdb. i see some strange thing: the sdcard and sda1 have the same...
by RonR
Sun Jan 19, 2020 10:29 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Zram and/or swap file for Raspberry Pi 4 recommended??
Replies: 14
Views: 1403

Re: Zram and/or swap file for Raspberry Pi 4 recommended??

bluenote wrote:
Sun Jan 19, 2020 10:25 pm
Oh man, I am so sorry. I have a set up with a few monitors and multiple sessions going, and somehow ... I got confused about which session I installed in ....... Thank you this did work and sorry to raise a stupid false alarm. PEBKAC :(

Not to worry -- it happens to all of us.
by RonR
Sun Jan 19, 2020 10:21 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Zram and/or swap file for Raspberry Pi 4 recommended??
Replies: 14
Views: 1403

Re: Zram and/or swap file for Raspberry Pi 4 recommended??

Yep, and I don't I just downloaded it from above and ran it on a fresh copy of Raspbian: pi@raspberrypi:~ $ sudo ./install-zram Install ZRAM (y/n)? y pi@raspberrypi:~ $ lsblk ... zram0 254:0 0 987.4M 0 disk [SWAP] zram1 254:1 0 987.4M 0 disk [SWAP] zram2 254:2 0 987.4M 0 disk [SWAP] zram3 254:3 0 9...
by RonR
Sun Jan 19, 2020 9:46 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Zram and/or swap file for Raspberry Pi 4 recommended??
Replies: 14
Views: 1403

Re: Zram and/or swap file for Raspberry Pi 4 recommended??

How can I confirm this worked properly? Thanks Run 'lsblk' and 'blkid'. Thanks. Those results don't reference anything that I don't already recognize. Do I need to install something else first? You should be seeing something like: root@FreePBX:~# lsblk NAME MAJ:MIN RM SIZE RO TYPE MOUNTPOINT ... zr...
by RonR
Sun Jan 19, 2020 7:22 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Zram and/or swap file for Raspberry Pi 4 recommended??
Replies: 14
Views: 1403

Re: Zram and/or swap file for Raspberry Pi 4 recommended??

bluenote wrote:
Sun Jan 19, 2020 6:18 pm
RonR wrote:
Sat Jul 20, 2019 5:46 pm
The attached scripts will allow you to quickly install/remove zram so you can evaluate it yourself.

How can I confirm this worked properly?
Thanks

Run 'lsblk' and 'blkid'.
by RonR
Sun Jan 19, 2020 12:13 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: rpi3 not booting with usb flash drive connected
Replies: 13
Views: 356

Re: rpi3 not booting with usb flash drive connected

HawaiianPi wrote:
Sun Jan 19, 2020 12:07 am
If that's really your /etc/fstab file, I'm surprised the system boots at all, with or without the extra USB drive.

So was I. But I tried it, and the system actually boots: with a READONLY filesystem.
by RonR
Sat Jan 18, 2020 9:59 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: rpi3 not booting with usb flash drive connected
Replies: 13
Views: 356

Re: rpi3 not booting with usb flash drive connected

Thank you, but that's not the problem There's a good chance it is. Your fstab is incorrect and usb-boot will set it up correctly for you (as well as your SD card's cmdline.txt). A UUID is not the same as a PARTUUID, but you're using a UUID as if it is: proc /proc proc defaults 0 0 PARTUUID=5576ee7f...
by RonR
Sat Jan 18, 2020 8:43 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: usb 3 powered hub
Replies: 3
Views: 198

Re: usb 3 powered hub

I've had excellent results with this one:

RSHTECH USB 3 Hub
by RonR
Sat Jan 18, 2020 8:31 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: rpi3 not booting with usb flash drive connected
Replies: 13
Views: 356

Re: rpi3 not booting with usb flash drive connected

sandoz wrote:
Sat Jan 18, 2020 8:29 am
anyone? i have no idea

Running Raspbian from USB Devices : Made Easy
by RonR
Sat Jan 11, 2020 7:36 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: External USB drive: Why can't I write to it?
Replies: 7
Views: 253

Re: External USB drive: Why can't I write to it?

Have you installed HFS support?:

Code: Select all

sudo apt-get install hfsprogs
by RonR
Sat Jan 11, 2020 12:06 am
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: Running Raspbian from USB Devices : Made Easy
Replies: 206
Views: 66288

Re: Running Raspbian from USB Devices : Made Easy

pi@raspberrypi:~/Desktop/usb-boot $ sudo ./usb-boot Replicating BOOT/ROOT contents from /dev/mmcblk0 to /dev/sda (this will take a while) The file /dev/sda2 does not exist and no size was specified. Unable to create ROOT filesystem Anyone know how to fix this? This issue is discussed a few posts ba...
by RonR
Fri Jan 10, 2020 7:23 pm
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: Image File Utilities
Replies: 91
Views: 8600

Re: Image File Utilities

In the case of what I'll call a hybrid system - like my Pi4 - set up by your usb booting scripts - where boot is on the SD and root is on a USB drive - I don't think i could restore such a system using Etcher, because it would want to restore both boot and root to one place. So I would have to use ...
by RonR
Fri Jan 10, 2020 6:40 pm
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: Image File Utilities
Replies: 91
Views: 8600

Re: Image File Utilities

But I don't think I could use etcher directly, with boot on the SD and root on the hard drive. Perhaps I would need to use etcher to write both to the SD, then use your USB booting scripts to copy the SD card's restored root over the hard drive? It's true the SSD backup image file will contain the ...
by RonR
Fri Jan 10, 2020 6:10 pm
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: VL805 firmware release 0137ad - fixes for Isochronous streams
Replies: 58
Views: 3916

Re: VL805 firmware release 0137ad - fixes for Isochronous streams

Can you update your rpi-eeprom package? A recent fix prevents downgrades. That fix is only on Github, the Debian package has not been built yet. It would have been nice if jdb had said that in the first place. I wonder how many others who installed the 0137ad discussed in this topic don't realize t...
by RonR
Fri Jan 10, 2020 9:14 am
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: VL805 firmware release 0137ad - fixes for Isochronous streams
Replies: 58
Views: 3916

Re: VL805 firmware release 0137ad - fixes for Isochronous streams

A recent fix prevents downgrades. Copying vl805_fw_0137ad.bin to /lib/firmware/raspberrypi/bootloader/beta and /lib/firmware/raspberrypi/bootloader/critical (as vl805-000137ad.bin) and updating the vl805.latest file in each directory stops the unwanted downgrading on reboots. Your recent fix to pre...
by RonR
Fri Jan 10, 2020 3:12 am
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: How to expand an SD card
Replies: 5
Views: 226

Re: How to expand an SD card

@Ashnook13

If all else fails and you don't mind extracting your Raspbian system from NOOBS and making it a standalone Raspbian system, use noobs2img and write the resulting image file to the 32 GB SD card. On the first boot, it will auto-expand to use the full size of the SD card.
by RonR
Fri Jan 10, 2020 2:34 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: 128gb sd card in rpi4
Replies: 18
Views: 547

Re: 128gb sd card in rpi4

Ok I’m confused do I need to be booted up with 128gb card and run noobs2 and that image will be where? You need to be running the Raspbian system that you want to save to an image file. noobs2img will make a backup image file of that running Raspbian system. When you write that image file to an SD ...
by RonR
Fri Jan 10, 2020 2:15 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: 128gb sd card in rpi4
Replies: 18
Views: 547

Re: 128gb sd card in rpi4

Hammer379 wrote:
Fri Jan 10, 2020 2:14 am
How do I go about writing this image made from noobs2 back to card ?

With Etcher, the recommended tool for writing any image to an SD card.
by RonR
Fri Jan 10, 2020 2:10 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: 128gb sd card in rpi4
Replies: 18
Views: 547

Re: 128gb sd card in rpi4

What I’m trying to do is use my image from 32gb card and put it on a 128gb card and get full use of the card I have put a lot of time in this image and don’t want to start over. You shouldn't lose anything and you should not have to start over. Write the 32 GB image to the 128 GB SD card and boot i...
by RonR
Thu Jan 09, 2020 10:18 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: 128gb sd card in rpi4
Replies: 18
Views: 547

Re: 128gb sd card in rpi4

There are ways to copy the Raspbian install from a NOOBS card to a stand-alone Raspbian card noobs2img will create an image file of a Raspbian installation in NOOBS which can be written to an SD card with Etcher. On the first boot, it will auto-expand to use the full size of the SD card (be patient...
by RonR
Thu Jan 09, 2020 9:29 pm
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: VL805 firmware release 0137ad - fixes for Isochronous streams
Replies: 58
Views: 3916

Re: VL805 firmware release 0137ad - fixes for Isochronous streams

Can you update your rpi-eeprom package? A recent fix prevents downgrades. This is on a fresh install of Raspbian Lite on an SD card, updated with apt-get update/upgrade. dpkg -s reports version: 2.4-1 root@raspberrypi:~# apt-get update Hit:1 http://archive.raspberrypi.org/debian buster InRelease Hi...
by RonR
Thu Jan 09, 2020 8:44 pm
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: VL805 firmware release 0137ad - fixes for Isochronous streams
Replies: 58
Views: 3916

Re: VL805 firmware release 0137ad - fixes for Isochronous streams

It appears there is a serious flaw in the vl805 upgrade process. After following the procedure in the first post, the firmware is updated to 000137ad following the next reboot (power cycle required). rpi-eeprom-update is apparently run on each startup, detects that 000137ab is the latest version, an...
by RonR
Thu Jan 09, 2020 4:07 am
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: Running Raspbian from USB Devices : Made Easy
Replies: 206
Views: 66288

Re: Running Raspbian from USB Devices : Made Easy

As I "locked" my Pi with a bad docker bridge command line (I do network access), and I don't know what to modify manually (as an USB drive) to fix that, I decided to reset it, so I tried the modified script, and it worked perfectly. ;) Thank you very much for the feedback. I'm so pleased we found t...

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