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by k-pi
Thu Aug 22, 2019 1:17 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Raspberry Pi 4 usb boot?
Replies: 303
Views: 51297

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: 303
Views: 51297

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: 303
Views: 51297

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: 3362

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: 2
Views: 2270

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: 303
Views: 51297

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: 450

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: 303
Views: 51297

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: 303
Views: 51297

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: 303
Views: 51297

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: 1653

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: 4604

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: 4604

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: 1399

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: 1399

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: 208

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.
by k-pi
Fri Aug 16, 2019 10:25 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: When can we expect USB boot for the Pi 4?
Replies: 56
Views: 4604

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

I think I read somewhere on here that it would be attended to after net boot, in approximately two months, give or take.

(I've been awaiting it ever since the release of the RPi4B - mine is sitting back in its box until EDID & USB3 booting is sorted out - it's how I use my RPi.)
by k-pi
Thu Aug 15, 2019 10:28 am
Forum: Other
Topic: Really liking Tiny Core - question about permanently mounting shares
Replies: 6
Views: 2372

Re: Really liking Tiny Core - question about permanently mounting shares

Perhaps using /home=sda1 & /opt=sda1 in your boot line, (remove opt & home from /opt/filetool.lst), will do what you want.
by k-pi
Thu Aug 15, 2019 10:19 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Formatting MSD card and memory stick
Replies: 4
Views: 187

Re: Formatting MSD card and memory stick

Create new partitions on them, & then put a new file system on them, I use fdisk.

(You can also give them a new mbr, if you still have difficulties.)
by k-pi
Thu Aug 15, 2019 10:06 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Official Keyboard and mouse
Replies: 33
Views: 1212

Re: Official Keyboard and mouse

I use CIT KB-738 keyboards, I bought 2 of them, because I hated having that number pad & cursor keys added on to a standard keyboard - always hated having number pads on keyboards! :lol: 8-) I was going to get an official keyboard, but was informed that they don't have an 'insert' key, which I regul...
by k-pi
Wed Aug 14, 2019 10:18 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Pi4 as Desktop computer
Replies: 137
Views: 13259

Re: Pi4 as Desktop computer

Please don't reply to complaints with the dismissive "you are doing it wrong". The guy above does have a point about Firefox being a steaming pile on the 4, but I avoid it so.... But, I do recognise the frustration the poster has whatever the reason. For the growth of Pi, you need to be more unders...
by k-pi
Tue Aug 13, 2019 6:27 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: RPI4 not booting, with latest Raspbian version.
Replies: 6
Views: 609

Re: RPI4 not booting, with latest Raspbian version.

All my monitors work perfectly on Linux & BSD, & on all my 4 other RPi3s, it is a problem with the RPi4B software driver. :(

I did get my RPi4B to work by adding some lines to the config.txt file, these are what got my monitor to work.

hdmi_force_hotplug=1
hdmi_group=2
hdmi_mode=81
by k-pi
Tue Aug 13, 2019 9:32 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: RPI4 not booting, with latest Raspbian version.
Replies: 6
Views: 609

Re: RPI4 not booting, with latest Raspbian version.

Chargers don't give a constant power supply, so could be one reason - you need a PSU, suggest you get the official one.

EDID isn't working properly yet, so you will have to wait until it is, or change config.txt by hand for your monitor.
by k-pi
Fri Aug 09, 2019 7:14 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Pi4 as Desktop computer
Replies: 137
Views: 13259

Re: Pi4 as Desktop computer

Are you just doing it to prove some sort of point? Yeah, you could say that.......this product was released with incomplete driver software in its own distro......stuff that I require to use it as I have been using my RPi3/B/B+/A+. :( You'll get there....one day....but until then, I call it as I se...
by k-pi
Fri Aug 09, 2019 10:06 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Raspberry Pi 4 Thread - general discussion
Replies: 861
Views: 88951

Re: Raspberry Pi 4 Thread - general discussion

Haven't posted in a while - so - is EDID recognition fixed yet, & what about USB booting? - (neither was working in the 10/7/19 Raspbian download).

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