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by Herbaldew
Mon Sep 21, 2020 10:34 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: raspberry pi 4 boot from ssd
Replies: 12
Views: 559

Re: raspberry pi 4 boot from ssd

The bootloader supporting MSD booting for the RPI 4 went critical a week ago, so it will be installed automatically upon updating - I am surprised there hasn't been any posts here about it. However, it is not changing the boot order when it installs so without further action it will hang looking for...
by Herbaldew
Tue Aug 25, 2020 1:18 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Bootconf Tweaks
Replies: 6
Views: 343

Re: Bootconf Tweaks

Thanks to all.

Extra thanks to RonR for another useful tool.
by Herbaldew
Mon Aug 24, 2020 11:16 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Bootconf Tweaks
Replies: 6
Views: 343

Re: Bootconf Tweaks

How are you doing these updates? I have used the files such as https://github.com/raspberrypi/rpi-eeprom/releases/tag/v2020.07.31-138a1 However today I used the raspi-config --> Boot ROM Version to update it. It did ask if I wanted to reset boot ROM to defaults to which I answered "yes". I didn't g...
by Herbaldew
Mon Aug 24, 2020 10:48 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Bootconf Tweaks
Replies: 6
Views: 343

Bootconf Tweaks

Now that 2020-08-20-raspios-buster-armhf.img has been released and one can MSD boot with its included tools (raspi-config and SD Card Copier) I will ask a question that has been on my mind... I use "USB_MSD_PWR_OFF_TIME=0" in the boot config. I noticed anytime I installed a new bootloader release th...
by Herbaldew
Mon Aug 03, 2020 3:41 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Pi4 EEPROM not recoverable / bricked
Replies: 20
Views: 991

Re: Pi4 EEPROM not recoverable / bricked

Have you tried a different SD card?

My "best" SD card up and quit working for recovery, though works fine for everything else. I loaded the recovery file to an older SD card and it worked fine.
by Herbaldew
Mon Jul 20, 2020 3:08 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: 5.4 update today makes boot time longer (RPOS 32 Bit)
Replies: 44
Views: 2023

Re: 5.4 update today makes boot time longer (RPOS 32 Bit)

Desktop via VNC --> reboot --> Desktop via VNC exact same as before ... 30 seconds. Using USB MSD.
by Herbaldew
Mon Jun 15, 2020 2:40 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: TRIM Question
Replies: 6
Views: 684

Re: TRIM Question

After a reboot, if I manually run fs.trim I get this result: $ sudo fstrim / --verbose /: 51.9 GiB (55660978176 bytes) trimmed If I run it again at a later time, it will show many less bytes trimmed. $ sudo fstrim / --verbose /: 251.5 MiB (263716864 bytes) trimmed However, if I reboot and run it aga...
by Herbaldew
Sun Jun 14, 2020 4:14 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Sticky: USB-MSD boot EEPROM third update - 2020-06-12
Replies: 55
Views: 14160

Re: STICKY: USB-MSD boot EEPROM third update - 2020-06-12

thatchunkylad198966 wrote:
Sun Jun 14, 2020 4:09 pm
How do we update to this if we're on 3rd of June eeprom?
HawaiianPi wrote:
Sat Jun 13, 2020 10:24 pm
The simplest way is to download the beta EEPROM recovery image (github.com/raspberrypi/rpi-eeprom/files/4770700/rpi-boot-eeprom-recovery-2020-06-12-vl805-000137ad-BETA.zip) and make a recovery SD card.
by Herbaldew
Mon Jun 08, 2020 1:23 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: USB-MSD boot EEPROM first update - 2020-05-28
Replies: 234
Views: 28317

Re: USB-MSD boot EEPROM update - 2020-05-28

Does any of this persist from one installation to another? Meaning, if I followed the bootloader update instructions a week ago, would they still be on the Pi or would that have reverted back with every new OS installation afterward? Yes it does. I started to ask if you knew this yesterday morning....
by Herbaldew
Tue Jun 02, 2020 1:19 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: TRIM Question
Replies: 6
Views: 684

Re: TRIM Question

All I did was create /etc/udev/rules.d/01-unmap.rules and enabled fstrim.timer. So if I understand correctly, it will run every Monday regardless of reboots or restores? Thanks again pi@raspberrypi:~ $ sudo systemctl status fstrim.timer ● fstrim.timer - Discard unused blocks once a week Loaded: load...
by Herbaldew
Tue Jun 02, 2020 12:14 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: TRIM Question
Replies: 6
Views: 684

TRIM Question

I have enabled TRIM on my SSD and have enabled fstrim.timer to run as a service. When I reboot, checking with "systemctl status fstrim.timer" it appears that the timer is restarting upon reboot. It also appears that fstrim.timer only runs after 1 week. Given I reboot daily it appears to me that TRIM...
by Herbaldew
Wed May 27, 2020 3:47 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Raspberry Pi 4 USB mass storage beta (beta means it not ready yet, and not officially released!)
Replies: 282
Views: 89504

Re: Raspberry Pi 4 USB mass storage beta (beta means it not ready yet, and not officially released!)

If this is the case, what will become of the initial root file system expansion? Will it stay the same for SD and just be ignored when using a USB drive? Why would it be ignored? USB devices will need to be expanded as well. FYI, automatic rootfs partition expansion already works correctly on USB b...
by Herbaldew
Wed May 27, 2020 3:36 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Raspberry Pi 4 USB mass storage beta (beta means it not ready yet, and not officially released!)
Replies: 282
Views: 89504

Re: Raspberry Pi 4 USB mass storage beta (beta means it not ready yet, and not officially released!)

I assume that once an image is released that has the USB boot files on it that one will be able to boot a new image straight from a USB drive. If this is the case, what will become of the initial root file system expansion? Will it stay the same for SD and just be ignored when using a USB drive? I ...
by Herbaldew
Wed May 27, 2020 12:53 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Raspberry Pi 4 USB mass storage beta (beta means it not ready yet, and not officially released!)
Replies: 282
Views: 89504

Re: Raspberry Pi 4 USB mass storage beta (beta means it not ready yet, and not officially released!)

I assume that once an image is released that has the USB boot files on it that one will be able to boot a new image straight from a USB drive.

If this is the case, what will become of the initial root file system expansion? Will it stay the same for SD and just be ignored when using a USB drive?
by Herbaldew
Wed May 20, 2020 7:18 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Raspberry Pi 4 USB mass storage beta (beta means it not ready yet, and not officially released!)
Replies: 282
Views: 89504

Re: Raspberry Pi 4 USB mass storage beta

Any guesses what I have done wrong? Went through the process 3 times all with same results. Once I remove the SD card and boot, I no longer have wifi and my mouse quits working. On the bright side, I was expecting this to be much slower than hybrid SD/USB booting (My Pi 3b rebooted in 30 seconds hy...
by Herbaldew
Wed May 20, 2020 6:26 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Raspberry Pi 4 USB mass storage beta (beta means it not ready yet, and not officially released!)
Replies: 282
Views: 89504

Re: Raspberry Pi 4 USB mass storage beta

Any guesses what I have done wrong? Went through the process 3 times all with same results. Once I remove the SD card and boot, I no longer have wifi and my mouse quits working. On the bright side, I was expecting this to be much slower than hybrid SD/USB booting (My Pi 3b rebooted in 30 seconds hyb...
by Herbaldew
Fri Feb 14, 2020 1:46 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: New "Can't update Chromium" message?
Replies: 69
Views: 51071

Re: New "Can't update Chromium" message?

Any update? This is starting to become really annoying. :( Did you miss the workaround ShiftPlusOne posted? This will create the fix file in one command and will kill the nag for the next year - they probably will have it fixed by then :twisted: : sudo touch /etc/chromium-browser/customizations/01-...
by Herbaldew
Wed Feb 12, 2020 4:16 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: New "Can't update Chromium" message?
Replies: 69
Views: 51071

Re: New "Can't update Chromium" message?

You could try putting this in /etc/chromium-browser/customizations/01-disable-update-check CHROMIUM_FLAGS="${CHROMIUM_FLAGS} --check-for-update-interval=31536000" Here is a one line command to create this workaround if anyone is interested - I have verified that it stops the nag: sudo touch /etc/ch...
by Herbaldew
Tue Feb 11, 2020 12:02 am
Forum: Raspberry Pi OS
Topic: Freezing at Rainbow Screen
Replies: 13
Views: 841

Re: Freezing at Rainbow Screen

Official power supply bought same time as the Pi 4. And as stated, this didn't start until switching to 2020-02-05-raspbian-buster.img last week, so very unlikely especially given others are having this happen as well. @klricks - I don't know if that's good news or bad news. Shouldn't the new kernel...
by Herbaldew
Mon Feb 10, 2020 7:35 pm
Forum: Raspberry Pi OS
Topic: Freezing at Rainbow Screen
Replies: 13
Views: 841

Re: Freezing at Rainbow Screen

I updated - and froze on reboot - right before I made my post. However that didn't include a new kernel. After reading your post I updated again and did get the new kernel. I rebooted 4 times successfully so it isn't freezing 25% of the time as I reported anyway lol Time will tell if problem is solv...
by Herbaldew
Mon Feb 10, 2020 2:51 pm
Forum: Raspberry Pi OS
Topic: Freezing at Rainbow Screen
Replies: 13
Views: 841

Freezing at Rainbow Screen

Since doing a fresh install using 2020-02-05-raspbian-buster.img, my Pi4 2g is freezing at the rainbow screen around 25% of the time after a sudo reboot command. Everything is setup identical as it was before using the new Buster release. I use scripts to setup so when I say identical, it really is ...
by Herbaldew
Sat Feb 08, 2020 4:09 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: New "Can't update Chromium" message?
Replies: 69
Views: 51071

Re: New "Can't update Chromium" message?

Same here - just started today using 2020-02-05-raspbian-buster.img.
by Herbaldew
Tue Nov 26, 2019 10:56 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: resize SSD partition
Replies: 25
Views: 2663

Re: resize SSD partition

I use "patch-rc". It makes raspi-config work on an SSD. A bonus for me is that pishrink auto-expand also works after applying it.

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