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by ralphrmartin
Wed Mar 04, 2020 10:25 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: PoE hat and USB SSDs
Replies: 2
Views: 428

Re: PoE hat and USB SSDs

Well, I bought one to try, and the sad answer is that, no, the PoE hat will not let me attach two SSDs at once. One is fine, and it will boot, but when I plug the second one in, the Pi falls over. (This was a 3B+)

Shame.
by ralphrmartin
Mon Mar 02, 2020 3:36 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: PoE hat and USB SSDs
Replies: 2
Views: 428

PoE hat and USB SSDs

Has anyone experience of trying to run a Pi 3B+ or Pi 4 with an official PoE hat, and 2 Sandisk Extreme SSDs plugged into the USB ports? I'm looking to run such a setup. Normally, there will only be 1 SSD connected, but occasionally I will need to attach a second SSD too to do a backup. Will the Pop...
by ralphrmartin
Sat Feb 08, 2020 10:16 am
Forum: Raspberry Pi OS
Topic: Problem 7 led act raspberry pi4 with sudo reboot
Replies: 22
Views: 1947

Re: Problem 7 led act raspberry pi4 with sudo reboot

I am having the same problem. Previously, I could boot my RPi 4 fine with rootfs on a Sandisk Extreme SSD connected via a powered Startech USB 3. Now boot fails every time, but messages flash by took quickly to see what starts the chain of problems off - but there are definitely USB related error me...
by ralphrmartin
Sat Nov 02, 2019 1:23 pm
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: Pi4 64-bit raspbian kernel for testing - Focus on Pi4
Replies: 357
Views: 145504

Re: Pi4 64-bit raspbian kernel for testing - Focus on Pi4

Doesn't work for me. I tried adding arm_64bit=1 to config.txt, but the RPi4 just hangs waiting for /dev/sda2 during boot. My current config boots off an extrnal SSD connected via a USB3 hub, using the cmdline.txt of console=serial0,115200 console=tty1 root=/dev/sda2 rootfstype=ext4 fsck.repair=yes e...
by ralphrmartin
Tue Jun 25, 2019 4:19 pm
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: How can i upgrade a pi3 SD card to pi4?
Replies: 24
Views: 22392

Re: How can i upgrade a pi3 SD card to pi4?

I had a RPi 3 booting from the SD, but with the main OS on a USB HD. (I.E. /boot was the SD, / was the HD). Here's how I replaced it with an RPi 4: Edit /etc/apt/sources.list replacing "stretch" by "buster" Edit /etc/apt/sources.list.d/raspi.list replacing "stretch" by "buster" sudo apt update sudo ...
by ralphrmartin
Tue Jun 25, 2019 8:47 am
Forum: Raspberry Pi OS
Topic: STICKY: Raspbian 'Buster' 2019-06-20 / 07-10
Replies: 145
Views: 65955

Re: Raspbian 'Buster' 2019-06-20

Pi 4 arrived today. Unplugged Pi 3 having upgraded it to buster, swapped over disks, added a few cable converters, and it fired up fine first time, running my website! Excellent!
by ralphrmartin
Mon Jun 24, 2019 5:37 pm
Forum: Raspberry Pi OS
Topic: STICKY: Raspbian 'Buster' 2019-06-20 / 07-10
Replies: 145
Views: 65955

Re: Raspbian 'Buster' 2019-06-20

One quirk I noticed on upgrading - it left php7.0 there, as well as installing php7.3. I had to manually set up apache2 to use php7.3 instead of php7.0, then remove all of the php7.0 stuff.
by ralphrmartin
Mon Jun 24, 2019 3:07 pm
Forum: Raspberry Pi OS
Topic: STICKY: Raspbian 'Buster' 2019-06-20 / 07-10
Replies: 145
Views: 65955

Re: Raspbian 'Buster' 2019-06-20

Thanks for the help. All working OK now I fixed the missed stretch->buster change, and reinstalled the fbturbo module.
by ralphrmartin
Mon Jun 24, 2019 2:55 pm
Forum: Raspberry Pi OS
Topic: STICKY: Raspbian 'Buster' 2019-06-20 / 07-10
Replies: 145
Views: 65955

Re: Raspbian 'Buster' 2019-06-20

Ah, OK, found I had failed to edit
/etc/apt/sources.list.d/raspi.list
to also use buster
by ralphrmartin
Mon Jun 24, 2019 2:49 pm
Forum: Raspberry Pi OS
Topic: STICKY: Raspbian 'Buster' 2019-06-20 / 07-10
Replies: 145
Views: 65955

Re: Raspbian 'Buster' 2019-06-20

What's the output of 'apt policy'? 100 /var/lib/dpkg/status release a=now 500 http://archive.raspberrypi.org/debian stretch/ui armhf Packages release o=Raspberry Pi Foundation,a=stable,n=stretch,l=Raspberry Pi Foundation,c=ui,b=armhf origin archive.raspberrypi.org 500 http://archive.raspberrypi.org...
by ralphrmartin
Mon Jun 24, 2019 2:38 pm
Forum: Raspberry Pi OS
Topic: STICKY: Raspbian 'Buster' 2019-06-20 / 07-10
Replies: 145
Views: 65955

Re: Raspbian 'Buster' 2019-06-20

Trying further to fix the fbturbo missing problem:
Trying to install xserver-xorg-video-fbturbo fails as it says it has an unmet dependency of xorg-video-abi-23

I suppose I should mention my system has an official RPi touchscreen.
by ralphrmartin
Mon Jun 24, 2019 2:35 pm
Forum: Raspberry Pi OS
Topic: STICKY: Raspbian 'Buster' 2019-06-20 / 07-10
Replies: 145
Views: 65955

Re: Raspbian 'Buster' 2019-06-20

ShiftPlusOne wrote:
Mon Jun 24, 2019 2:11 pm
ralphrmartin wrote:Any suggestions as to how to fix that?
is gldriver-test installed?
yes
by ralphrmartin
Mon Jun 24, 2019 2:06 pm
Forum: Raspberry Pi OS
Topic: STICKY: Raspbian 'Buster' 2019-06-20 / 07-10
Replies: 145
Views: 65955

Re: Raspbian 'Buster' 2019-06-20

Just tried upgrading an RPi B3+ to buster, as a preliminary to replacing it with an RPi 4.
It basically worked, except startx fails, basically complaining that it cannot load module fbturbo.
Any suggestions as to how to fix that?
by ralphrmartin
Wed Aug 29, 2018 6:43 am
Forum: Raspberry Pi OS
Topic: Raspbian Stretch 2017-11-29 performs always intensive disk check when booting w/o network.
Replies: 41
Views: 16768

Re: Raspbian Stretch 2017-11-29 performs always intensive disk check when booting w/o network.

I have the same issue, and it is causing me serious issues. My Pi is being used as a server, with a 1TB disk on it. The fsck takes a very long time, so the server is unavailable for up to 15 minutes after a reboot. This needs resolving.
by ralphrmartin
Sat May 06, 2017 3:44 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: STICKY: USB boot now working on Pi3
Replies: 545
Views: 336863

Re: USB boot now working on Pi3

If I have 2 USB drives, is there a way to specify which one is used as the boot drive (the other one is used for backing up the boot drive, so both are bootable...)

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