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by k-pi
Mon Oct 21, 2019 3:21 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Raspberry Pi 4 usb boot?
Replies: 445
Views: 108825

Re: Raspberry Pi 4 usb boot?

They released early so that manufacturers could get a head start, & that's likely the reason the 4GB version was in short supply. (A certain manufacturer of thin clients had a supply). This RPi4 version wasn't really due to be released until 2020, & I'm guessing that is why so much of the software d...
by k-pi
Sun Oct 20, 2019 11:07 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Raspberry pi 3b+ Usb booting not working!!!
Replies: 10
Views: 629

Re: Raspberry pi 3b+ Usb booting not working!!!

Make sure you got a good download.

I've run a version of picore on my RPi3B OK, so it should work, they know what they're doing - mine will boot from a pendrive, (as I've set the OTP bit).

Edit: I've owned a Sandisk Cruser before, some machines just don't like them, maybe try a different make.
by k-pi
Sun Oct 20, 2019 10:48 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Pi 3 A +. What is it for?
Replies: 52
Views: 2648

Re: Pi 3 A +. What is it for?

I knew the limitations of a 1GB ram Linux machine well in advance of getting my RPi3A+, (I had several old computers with just that amount of ram), I got it to see just what it could do. :lol: It can browse the web, if you're not in a hurry, but is more useful as a command line Linux machine - a mus...
by k-pi
Tue Oct 15, 2019 2:14 pm
Forum: Raspberry Pi Desktop for PC and Mac
Topic: RPD saves an out-of-support Chromebook
Replies: 12
Views: 3729

Re: RPD saves an out-of-support Chromebook

I am running AntiX on my modded Toshiba Chromebook, previously had MX Linux on it, so you can likely put any distro onto any Intel based Chromebook. 8-)
by k-pi
Tue Oct 15, 2019 2:09 pm
Forum: Ubuntu
Topic: Current State of Ubuntu Software and Hardware Support
Replies: 54
Views: 5079

Re: Current State of Raspberry Pi 4 Software and Hardware Support

EDID & USB boot work on the RPi3B/3B+/3A+ so why not on the RPi4B. 8-)
(OK you still haven't got around to programming the USB boot driver/software.)
But why can't the RPi4 read the EDID & set the resolution just like the 3B/3B+/3A+ can? :(
by k-pi
Tue Oct 15, 2019 1:41 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Debian for pi-4
Replies: 3
Views: 351

Re: Debian for pi-4

The only official O/S is Rasbian - so you will need to see other O/S on their relevent forums. ;)
by k-pi
Tue Oct 15, 2019 1:11 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Using the pi as my main computer
Replies: 17
Views: 1058

Re: Using the pi as my main computer

There is somewhere on the forums, an adapter board that uses multiple RPis, been a while since I saw it, but something like that might work - but it would be easier to wait for the RPi4 to get all its software & drivers sorted out, & use a 4GB version - that should run pretty good, once sorted. 8-)
by k-pi
Mon Oct 14, 2019 1:04 pm
Forum: Ubuntu
Topic: Current State of Ubuntu Software and Hardware Support
Replies: 54
Views: 5079

Re: Current State of Raspberry Pi 4 Software and Hardware Support

My RPi4B/4GB is sitting in its box, it just doesn't have proper functioning software/drivers yet - hopefully it will work properly at some stage - but now isn't the time - maybe next year, at the rate they are working on it. :( Still doesn't have properly functioning EDID, & no USB booting, as at th...
by k-pi
Sat Oct 12, 2019 5:51 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Raspberry Pi 4 + Powered USB Hub + 2,5" SSD not working
Replies: 9
Views: 873

Re: Raspberry Pi 4 + Powered USB Hub + 2,5" SSD not working

The RPi4 doesn't boot from USB yet, (still waiting for that since launch)........ so you have to start up using a microSD card with the /boot on it, the rest can be on your USB drive.
by k-pi
Thu Aug 22, 2019 1:17 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Raspberry Pi 4 usb boot?
Replies: 445
Views: 108825

Re: Raspberry Pi 4 usb boot?

Get it through your thick heads - this thread is about the RPi4 USB booting - I know how I could boot from a microSD card, I've booted from a microSD card - I don't want to!!!


I just want to boot from USB, on the RPi4, just like I do on my RPi3B/B+/A+
by k-pi
Wed Aug 21, 2019 7:26 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Raspberry Pi 4 usb boot?
Replies: 445
Views: 108825

Re: Raspberry Pi 4 usb boot?

Confused, you've bought one to try out, but cannot be bothered to plug in an SD card and actually use it? Or have you tried it but for reasons that elude many, cannot continue to try it out without USB boot? Surely the best approach is to run with SD card until USB boot is available? What specifica...
by k-pi
Wed Aug 21, 2019 10:06 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Raspberry Pi 4 usb boot?
Replies: 445
Views: 108825

Re: Raspberry Pi 4 usb boot?

Maybe @k-pi is a "serious non-user" :lol: Never said that I was a serious RPi user , so do get your facts right , I just have a few to 'test the water' to see how good an arm based computer is/will be, as against Intel/AMD. So far, I'm only trying out the RPi because it's British & easily available...
by k-pi
Tue Aug 20, 2019 9:44 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Before Raspberry Pi
Replies: 14
Views: 4027

Re: Before Raspberry Pi

Ah, memories of my first desktop computer, 10MHz 8088, but I had twin 3.5" floppy disks, & a whole 512MB of ram, attached to a 9" monochrome CRT monitor. 8-)
by k-pi
Tue Aug 20, 2019 9:38 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Bootable 64-bit Gentoo image for the RPi4 released (Xfce4 desktop)
Replies: 5
Views: 6907

Re: Bootable 64-bit Gentoo image for the RPi4 released (Xfce4 desktop)

This is a nice alternate to Raspbian, I've only dabbled with it, but very promising. 8-)
by k-pi
Tue Aug 20, 2019 9:30 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Raspberry Pi 4 usb boot?
Replies: 445
Views: 108825

Re: Raspberry Pi 4 usb boot?

thagrol wrote:
Tue Aug 20, 2019 6:13 pm
No seperate /var and /tmp? Hope your logs and temp files don't get too big ;)
Never will, I'm a user, not a server admin. 8-)
by k-pi
Tue Aug 20, 2019 6:09 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: SD card vs usb Flash drive
Replies: 9
Views: 724

Re: SD card vs usb Flash drive

The big advantage to using a USB stick/pendrive over that of the microSD card, is ease of replacement in the RPi, it is much easier to swap over a pendrive than to remove & replace a microSD card, let alone the awkwardness of handling those microscopic SD cards. 8-)
by k-pi
Tue Aug 20, 2019 6:02 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Raspberry Pi 4 usb boot?
Replies: 445
Views: 108825

Re: Raspberry Pi 4 usb boot?

Separation of storage can be good practice from an admin and reliability pov. On all my regular computers, I have a separate / & /home, sometimes /swap too, dependent on needs, it makes re installing &/or upgrading a reasonably simple process, unlike the Raspbian way of putting everything in one pa...
by k-pi
Tue Aug 20, 2019 12:16 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Raspberry Pi 4 usb boot?
Replies: 445
Views: 108825

Re: Raspberry Pi 4 usb boot?

I wouldn't get involved with RPi computers until it had 1GB ram & USB boot, that's why my first was a RPi3B, had to borrow & use a microSD card to 'fix' it, but after that all mine boot from USB, pendrives &/or HDD/SSD. So, until the RPi4B gets its 'fix', it'll stay in its box, I've got plenty of pr...
by k-pi
Tue Aug 20, 2019 9:44 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Raspberry Pi 4 usb boot?
Replies: 445
Views: 108825

Re: Raspberry Pi 4 usb boot?

I've been using Linux & BSD as my computer O/S since 1999, my computers boot from internal disk, or external USB disks & pendrives - it is the normal way to boot a mainstream computer - only the RPi, & similar hobby boards, boots from a microSD card. The RPi4B is now being 'advertised' as a desktop ...
by k-pi
Mon Aug 19, 2019 11:13 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: How's it been going with 2 GB vs. 4 GB?
Replies: 12
Views: 1933

Re: How's it been going with 2 GB vs. 4 GB?

It makes sense to get the one with the most ram that you can afford, the same as with any other computer. 8-)

I bought a 4GB - web browsers have a tendency to need more ram over time, so I should be safe for a few years now. ;)
by k-pi
Sat Aug 17, 2019 3:08 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: When can we expect USB boot for the Pi 4?
Replies: 56
Views: 7956

Re: When can we expect USB boot for the Pi 4?

How can you say that someone is 'ungrateful' - this is a commercial product - it isn't free - but was released before it was working fully. 8-)
by k-pi
Sat Aug 17, 2019 9:34 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: When can we expect USB boot for the Pi 4?
Replies: 56
Views: 7956

Re: When can we expect USB boot for the Pi 4?

Remember that the Pi4 was not supposed to be released until "sometime in 2020" (based on comments from RPF/RPT officials). Would you rather wait another year, or have it now to play with, without USB boot? Yep, I'd have waited. :lol: If they had been honest, & said that they hadn't got the software...
by k-pi
Sat Aug 17, 2019 9:01 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Error in your usb boot site guide
Replies: 15
Views: 1583

Re: Error in your usb boot site guide

My RPi3A+ boots from USB out of the box, some users of the RPi0 used them as devices, which having the boot bit set on the RPi3A+ prevented them from doing. Maybe they now have to get it set by the end user, which will be a backward step , as I use USB booting on all of my RPi3B/B+/A+ & hopefully s...
by k-pi
Fri Aug 16, 2019 7:20 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Error in your usb boot site guide
Replies: 15
Views: 1583

Re: Error in your usb boot site guide

My RPi3A+ boots from USB out of the box, some users of the RPi0 used them as devices, which having the boot bit set on the RPi3A+ prevented them from doing. Maybe they now have to get it set by the end user, which will be a backward step , as I use USB booting on all of my RPi3B/B+/A+ & hopefully so...
by k-pi
Fri Aug 16, 2019 10:35 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: apt-get not working
Replies: 2
Views: 458

Re: apt-get not working

Looks like it may have been a temporary outage of the server, give it another try, or maybe try a different server, if there is one.

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