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by feelslikeautumn
Tue Jul 02, 2019 9:33 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Boot time on original Pi
Replies: 21
Views: 1045

Re: Boot time on original Pi

My French is very rusty, but I think I can follow that! (Goggle translate helps!) Thanks. Your project looks very impressive and professional. I had a quick go with TinyCore and PiCorePlayer as suggested by fruitoftheloom earlier. TinyCore boots in around 11 seconds on the 1B. PiCorePlayer about 20 ...
by feelslikeautumn
Mon Jul 01, 2019 8:44 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Boot time on original Pi
Replies: 21
Views: 1045

Re: Boot time on original Pi

Thanks all for the replies. @hippy I used the stretch lite image dated 2018-03-13 since that is the one I already had downloaded. I think the boot waits for dhcp if you don't have ethernet connected (this can be turned off by raspi-config though). Stretch on 1B: ~$ systemd-analyze blame 15.895s dhcp...
by feelslikeautumn
Mon Jul 01, 2019 7:57 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Boot time on original Pi
Replies: 21
Views: 1045

Re: Boot time on original Pi

Argh! I was reading the wrong numbers. Edited post above.

Buster lite is definitely slower to boot than stretch was.
by feelslikeautumn
Mon Jul 01, 2019 7:37 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Boot time on original Pi
Replies: 21
Views: 1045

Re: Boot time on original Pi

For the original RPi you are likely better off using RISC OS, and using one of the Internet Radio streamers for RISC OS. Unfortunately Raspbian has been getting slower on the old BCM2835 Raspberry Pi systems, even though they still sell the BCM2835 systems. Thanks David. I'm very fond of RiscOs fro...
by feelslikeautumn
Mon Jul 01, 2019 7:28 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Boot time on original Pi
Replies: 21
Views: 1045

Re: Boot time on original Pi

Wow thanks again!

I've worked out now why the 3B was giving a stupidly slow boot for me. I didn't have the ethernet cable plugged in. With it connected the timings are better. Buster lite (16). Stretch lite (11).

Buster lite still noticeably slower even on the 3B.
by feelslikeautumn
Sun Jun 30, 2019 9:54 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Boot time on original Pi
Replies: 21
Views: 1045

Re: Boot time on original Pi

Thank you again hippy for the detailed results. I've been able to do a few experiments myself tonight.

I make it that buster lite is around 10 seconds slower than stretch on the 1Brev2 (39 v 29). Amazingly my 3B is 25 seconds slower (36 v 11) - much slower than your 3B result.
by feelslikeautumn
Sun Jun 30, 2019 6:20 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Boot time on original Pi
Replies: 21
Views: 1045

Re: Boot time on original Pi

Thanks hippy that's the kind of thing I was after. It must be my mind playing tricks on me. I knew originally the pi boot was slow, but I was convinced stretch had speeded it up to around 20 seconds. It's been a while.

Will have to get the super glue out to fix the SD card holder.
by feelslikeautumn
Sun Jun 30, 2019 5:20 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Boot time on original Pi
Replies: 21
Views: 1045

Re: Boot time on original Pi

Again, I'm not interested in distro suggestions. (Though thank you.) I can Google reasonably well. I'm interested in people's actual experiences. I've seen 12 seconds written for a pi zero. Is that achievable?
by feelslikeautumn
Sun Jun 30, 2019 5:09 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Boot time on original Pi
Replies: 21
Views: 1045

Re: Boot time on original Pi

Thanks, but that's not how I want to use it. I want to turn on the old stereo and have the plugged in internet radio respond as soon as possible in case I want to change station while I'm standing up. No remotes, phones, laptops controlling it.
by feelslikeautumn
Sun Jun 30, 2019 4:06 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Boot time on original Pi
Replies: 21
Views: 1045

Boot time on original Pi

I have a Raspberry Pi Model B Rev 2.0. For the vast majority of its life it has lived in a cupboard. About every two years I get it out the cupboard and think about turning it into an internet radio. Normally after I've pondered on how to do this for a bit it gets put back in its cupboard. I've reac...
by feelslikeautumn
Thu Mar 14, 2019 6:02 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Strange boot folder transformation in ubuntu 18.10!?
Replies: 27
Views: 5438

Re: Strange boot folder transformation in ubuntu 18.10!?

You can modify the fstab if you want so that the kernel mounts the boot partition at /boot instead, but then flash-kernel will fail when the kernel is updated. In Ubuntu/Debian you can't do this. Or more precisely if you do the kernel packages will fail to install even before flash-kernel is trigge...
by feelslikeautumn
Thu Mar 14, 2019 1:07 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Strange boot folder transformation in ubuntu 18.10!?
Replies: 27
Views: 5438

Re: Strange boot folder transformation in ubuntu 18.10!?

If you don't like the answers you are getting, then maybe you should reflect on how you are asking the questions. You've already received a temporary ban for trolling on here. You've had a whole thread deleted (presumably due to a rude comment? at me maybe?). I don't know how many more ways I can sa...
by feelslikeautumn
Wed Mar 13, 2019 9:37 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Strange boot folder transformation in ubuntu 18.10!?
Replies: 27
Views: 5438

Re: Strange boot folder transformation in ubuntu 18.10!?

There is no boot folder on partition 1. In Raspbian p1 is mounted at /boot. In Ubuntu/Debian p1 is mounted at /boot/firmware. All kernels are installed to /boot. Ubuntu copies the latest kernel from /boot to /boot/firmware (so p1) so that the GPU firmware can read it. It wouldn't have to do this if ...
by feelslikeautumn
Wed Mar 13, 2019 1:25 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Strange boot folder transformation in ubuntu 18.10!?
Replies: 27
Views: 5438

Re: Strange boot folder transformation in ubuntu 18.10!?

/boot is used to store the various kernels. It is not used directly by the pi firmware if that is what you mean. It would be used if you had grub2 installed (note typically a pi kernel is missing the necessary module (efi stub) to allow grub2 booting).
by feelslikeautumn
Tue Mar 12, 2019 11:31 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Strange boot folder transformation in ubuntu 18.10!?
Replies: 27
Views: 5438

Re: Strange boot folder transformation in ubuntu 18.10!?

Not at all. A directory can have different contents depending if/how it is mounted. That is what your thread is about.
by feelslikeautumn
Tue Mar 12, 2019 7:54 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Lubuntu 18.04.2 arm64 image with OEM setup
Replies: 11
Views: 3116

Re: Lubuntu 18.04.2 arm64 image with OEM setup

feelslikeautumn wrote:
Tue Mar 05, 2019 8:44 am
Ubiquity has never been used for arm64 so there is code missing around the bootloader to use. Not a problem it is just python and the necessary additions are trivial.
I had a go at writing a patch https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+sour ... ug/1819765
by feelslikeautumn
Mon Mar 11, 2019 6:22 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Not able to succesfully flash kali linux
Replies: 14
Views: 2438

Re: Not able to succesfully flash kali linux

Your problem is likely the card reader. I've had one that worked great for copying files, but failed when writing images. Try another card reader. This. I'm amazed I often see card readers from pound shops recommended. It is in my experience possibly the worst advice you can ever give someone. I've...
by feelslikeautumn
Sun Mar 10, 2019 3:03 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Strange boot folder transformation in ubuntu 18.10!?
Replies: 27
Views: 5438

Re: Strange boot folder transformation in ubuntu 18.10!?

Due to how the raspi3 images were built there are files in /boot/firmware before it is mounted. This is a bug (one that I also pointed out, but again ignored).
by feelslikeautumn
Sun Mar 10, 2019 2:46 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Strange boot folder transformation in ubuntu 18.10!?
Replies: 27
Views: 5438

Re: Strange boot folder transformation!?

There's no proper information anywhere... just scraps I have to try to piece together... dead sea scrolls all over again! Once again this is simply not true. /boot/firmware is documented on the wiki https://wiki.ubuntu.com/ARM/RaspberryPi#Raspberry_Pi_packages Arm64 is slightly different in that ub...
by feelslikeautumn
Sat Mar 09, 2019 2:05 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Easily run 64-bit Debian Buster packages on a Raspbian system: new RPi4 / RPi3 image released (systemd-nspawn, LXDE)
Replies: 112
Views: 15047

Re: Easily run 64-bit Debian Stretch packages on a Raspbian system: new RPi3 demo image released (systemd-nspawn, LXDE)

I think the people who have a genuine need for 64 bit should have a good technical background. I think most people who have a genuine need for 64 bit are just wanting to surf the web using a reasonably up-to-date web browser. But you don't need 64 bit for this. Firefox has been working fine under a...
by feelslikeautumn
Tue Mar 05, 2019 7:26 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Lubuntu 18.04.2 arm64 image with OEM setup
Replies: 11
Views: 3116

Re: Lubuntu 18.04.2 arm64 image with OEM setup

[*]The partitioner creates a MBR partition table instead of a GPT partition table to make the resulting installation bootable on the Pi. [*]The partitioner doesn't format partition #1 as an EFI System Partition because this partition type is unbootable on the Pi. It depends how far you want to go w...
by feelslikeautumn
Tue Mar 05, 2019 8:44 am
Forum: Other
Topic: Lubuntu 18.04.2 arm64 image with OEM setup
Replies: 11
Views: 3116

Re: Lubuntu 18.04.2 arm64 image with OEM setup

Ubuntu Budgie image is currently being built using these instructions, I will try it out tomorrow. I wonder if these instructions can be adapted to create a live ISO that uses the generic kernel (the CMA bug will be fixed when 19.04 is released) that can be booted using u-boot. The Ubiquity install...
by feelslikeautumn
Mon Mar 04, 2019 6:12 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: RPI 3 A+ does not boot
Replies: 9
Views: 2177

Re: RPI 3 A+ does not boot

It's most likely that your version of Mate doesn't have the right bootcode & firmware for the newest Raspberry. You need a version built after 16th November 2018. Is there an available version built after 16th November 2018? No, although there will be. Still probably won't boot out the box. The ver...
by feelslikeautumn
Mon Mar 04, 2019 8:24 am
Forum: Other
Topic: Unofficial Ubuntu 19.04 alpha image for the Raspberry Pi 3 now available
Replies: 26
Views: 6534

Re: Unofficial Ubuntu 19.04 alpha image for the Raspberry Pi 3 now available

feelslikeautumn wrote:
Sun Mar 03, 2019 8:55 pm
flanylla wrote:
Sun Mar 03, 2019 6:34 pm
Anyone tested HDMI audio on the 3b+?
What are you running? generic or raspi2 kernel? If the latter, you probably need a line in your config.txt
This might help too https://www.raspberrypi.org/forums/view ... p?t=169879

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