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by Kendek
Tue Jun 09, 2020 7:30 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: USB MSD bootloader EEPROM second update 2020-06-03 - BETA
Replies: 54
Views: 5843

Re: USB MSD bootloader EEPROM 2020-06-03 - BETA

Kendek's reply is incorrect. Everything you need, except the beta boot loader, is available from apt now. You no longer need to use rpi-update or install and special *.elf and *.dat files. Just sudo apt update && sudo apt full-upgrade -y Raspberry Pi OS and flash the beta bootloader. Except if you ...
by Kendek
Tue Jun 09, 2020 5:16 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: USB MSD bootloader EEPROM second update 2020-06-03 - BETA
Replies: 54
Views: 5843

Re: USB MSD bootloader EEPROM 2020-06-03 - BETA

thatchunkylad198966 wrote:
Tue Jun 09, 2020 1:00 pm
Hi, sorry if this has been asked already...

What do I need to get usb-boot working without rpi-update?????
pieeprom.bin + start4.elf + fixup4.dat
by Kendek
Mon Jun 08, 2020 6:30 am
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: 8GB model - can drive higher current over USB?
Replies: 10
Views: 869

Re: 8GB model - can drive higher current over USB?

... I read somewhere that the 8GB model does a better job of negotiating higher current rates over USB-C? Is that true? Are folks able to pull higher currents over USB? PS - I've been astonished that full disk encryption (thanks to the new Chacha cipher and btrfs) has been pretty perform ant - gett...
by Kendek
Sun Jun 07, 2020 2:39 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Samba slow pi 4 USB SSD
Replies: 1
Views: 155

Re: Samba slow pi 4 USB SSD

...I tried setting up VSFTP to test ftp but spent 4 hours failing to get a directory listing so gave up trying to compare FTP to samba. ... The FTP performance is very good, compared to Samba. But most servers are too complicated, incompatible and restrictive, even if you only want to use it on you...
by Kendek
Sun Jun 07, 2020 2:09 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: USB Failure - VL805 FW version: 00000000 - Can't flash EEPROM
Replies: 14
Views: 874

Re: USB Failure - VL805 FW version: 00000000 - Can't flash EEPROM

Use a recovery SD card to reflash both the bootloader and VLI eeprom. https://github.com/raspberrypi/rpi-eeprom/blob/master/releases.md This and other recovery methods don't seem to work in these cases. Since the VL805 firmware is now included in the pieeprom.bin, why not use it if the version is 0...
by Kendek
Sun Jun 07, 2020 1:30 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: USB MSD bootloader EEPROM second update 2020-06-03 - BETA
Replies: 54
Views: 5843

Re: USB MSD bootloader EEPROM 2020-06-03 - BETA

... For booting from the USB-3 ports with Hard Drives and SSDs one prerequisite is an ASMedia Technology chipset based USB-3 / SATA bride. This should be outlined in accompanying documentation. ... But that's not the case. The only problem is the broken UAS with some chipsets or firmwares. Which co...
by Kendek
Sun Jun 07, 2020 12:09 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: USB-MSD boot EEPROM first update - 2020-05-28
Replies: 235
Views: 32251

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

Okay so if I were to flash my RPI 4B right now with the beta firmware, install whatever OS to a USB mass storage device, boot it and start working on it, then I could expect it to work with future firmware updates as well? I want to make sure I don't have to flash my RPI again after the stable rele...
by Kendek
Sun Jun 07, 2020 11:06 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: USB-MSD boot EEPROM first update - 2020-05-28
Replies: 235
Views: 32251

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

... The current version 2020-06-03 is a potential candidate for promotion to 'stable' and eventually 'production/critical'. Thanks. So which one of those (stable & production/critical) is the one that adds the USB-booting feature to the official downloadable Raspberry Pi OS image? This is the bootl...
by Kendek
Sun Jun 07, 2020 10:30 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: USB-MSD boot EEPROM first update - 2020-05-28
Replies: 235
Views: 32251

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

Any ETA for the official stable release of USB-boot firmware for Raspberry Pi 4 B? Are we talking about this summer? This year? Next year? Yeah, if you check the latest topic . The current version 2020-06-03 is a potential candidate for promotion to 'stable' and eventually 'production/critical'.
by Kendek
Sun May 31, 2020 12:01 pm
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: Raspberry Pi 4 VL805 firmware release 0138a1
Replies: 35
Views: 13953

Re: Raspberry Pi 4 VL805 firmware release 0138a1

A theoretical question as an curiosity. I see that the EEPROM chip is simply not soldered on Pi 4 8GB boards (just compared the new 8GB and old 4GB boards). However the soldering place is there and accessible. If the chip will subsequently installed, can it work? The rpi-eeprom-update just checks th...
by Kendek
Sat May 30, 2020 4:13 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Can the RPi4 display HDR10 content through HDMI?
Replies: 5
Views: 1022

Re: Can the RPi4 display HDR10 content through HDMI?

The RPi4 hardware is technically HDR capable, but it lacks compatible software. So LibreELEC (Kodi) can play HDR videos, but only in SDR mode (with poor results, colors are faded and washed out). It's been almost a year, but now maybe the software will be ready soon.
by Kendek
Sat May 30, 2020 12:24 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Need emmc drive
Replies: 26
Views: 1526

Re: Need emmc drive

Tom's hardware put out an article claiming 64 bit Raspberry Pi OS broke USB booting https://www.tomshardware.com/news/raspberry-pi-os-new-features-usb-booting The new Raspberry Pi OS beta uses incompatible *.elf files that will cause a USB boot drive not to boot anymore. The solution is to grab the...
by Kendek
Sat May 30, 2020 11:59 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: How to compile Chromium?
Replies: 2
Views: 379

Re: How to compile Chromium?

How to compile chromium on the Raspberry Pi? ... A set of commands would be great. Uncomment the deb-src line in the /etc/apt/sources.list file, and the commands: sudo -i apt update apt install devscripts lld clang ninja-build python-jinja2 flex yasm xvfb gperf bison nodejs valgrind x11-apps xfonts...
by Kendek
Sat May 30, 2020 10:41 am
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: Raspberry Pi 4 VL805 firmware release 0138a1
Replies: 35
Views: 13953

Re: Raspberry Pi 4 VL805 firmware release 0138a1

NB 2: This upgrade method has no effect on Pi 4 8GB boards, because the VLI EEPROM is a no-fit part. The VLI firmware has been rolled into the bootloader EEPROM. Ok, this is completely understandable. But when will the firmware version 0138a1 be available as beta ? Is there any chance that this fir...
by Kendek
Sat May 30, 2020 9:50 am
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: Moving Linux Kernel to 5.4
Replies: 474
Views: 83984

Re: Moving Linux Kernel to 5.4

When using "rpi-update", not all support files get installed. I think i am using the wrong apt source, to get all support files for 5.4 ... $modprobe wireguard modprobe: FATAL: Module wireguard not found in directory /lib/modules/5.4.42-v7+ The WireGuard has been introduced in the Linux kernel sinc...
by Kendek
Sat May 30, 2020 7:57 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Need emmc drive
Replies: 26
Views: 1526

Re: Need emmc drive

X-Gen wrote:
Sat May 30, 2020 7:27 am
I've read the pi4b with the new OS, doesn't allow booting from USB anymore?
Not yet, but there is a new beta bootloader that supports USB booting.
by Kendek
Fri May 29, 2020 3:23 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: encryption
Replies: 8
Views: 700

Re: encryption

dickon wrote:
Fri May 29, 2020 3:19 pm
Worth noting that there's no hardware crypto on any Pi SoC, so it'll all be done in software and may have quite a hit on performance. CPU-intensive workloads may be hit hard if anything is doing disc IO at the same time, for example.
The Adiantum performs perfectly well here. ;)
by Kendek
Fri May 29, 2020 3:08 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: encryption
Replies: 8
Views: 700

Re: encryption

I think there are two evaluable options; dm-crypt with LUKS, and fscrypt. For performance reasons, I recommend using Adiantum in both cases: CONFIG_CRYPTO_ADIANTUM=m CONFIG_CRYPTO_CHACHA20_NEON=m CONFIG_CRYPTO_NHPOLY1305_NEON=m CONFIG_FS_ENCRYPTION=y > sudo cryptsetup luksFormat --type=luks2 --secto...
by Kendek
Fri May 29, 2020 11:53 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: USB-MSD boot EEPROM first update - 2020-05-28
Replies: 235
Views: 32251

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

thatchunkylad198966 wrote:
Fri May 29, 2020 11:33 am
Thanks, what about flashing Raspbian to said ssd/hdd/usb stick? no need?
I tried this when it was first released and couldn't get it to boot. posted the problems in the other thread. :)
No need to reformat, just unmount all filesystems on it before start to dd'ing the .img file.
by Kendek
Fri May 29, 2020 9:02 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: STICKY: Raspberry Pi OS (64 bit) beta test version feedback
Replies: 489
Views: 102623

Re: Raspberry Pi OS (64 bit) beta test version

PeterO wrote:
Fri May 29, 2020 8:44 am
Is it just me ? apt update and apt upgrade seem to run noticeably faster on 64 bits (and 8Gb) .
PeterO
Check the /etc/apt/sources.list files; http://deb.debian.org/debian (64-bit / arm64) vs http://raspbian.raspberrypi.org/raspbian (32-bit / armhf)
by Kendek
Fri May 29, 2020 7:34 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: USB-MSD boot EEPROM first update - 2020-05-28
Replies: 235
Views: 32251

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

All good here on 1Tb SSD. ... Also, how to check if 'trim' is enabled & working? You can use the trim_test.sh script . To enable UNMAP/TRIM, set the /etc/udev/rules.d/01-unmap.rules udev rule (PID/VID = lsusb ): ACTION=="add|change", ATTRS{idVendor}=="<VID>", ATTRS{idProduct}=="<PID>", SUBSYSTEM=="...
by Kendek
Thu May 28, 2020 3:54 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: 99211

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

Can anyone recommend a USB3 to SATA adaptor for using an SSD? The one I have atm gave errors because of storage quirks. want something known to work. I have very good experiences with StarTech adapter cables. These uses ASMedia ASM1351 and ASM1135E chipsets. Only thing, a firmware update is require...
by Kendek
Wed May 27, 2020 8:43 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: USB-MSD boot EEPROM first update - 2020-05-28
Replies: 235
Views: 32251

Re: USB-MSD boot EEPROM update - 2020-05-26

RonR wrote:
Wed May 27, 2020 8:33 pm
...
In updating to the later bootloader beta [Wed 27 May 11:50:19 UTC 2020 (1590580219)]
...
There is a new beta release (May 27 2020 18:24:25) with a fix for this VL805 self-update bug.
by Kendek
Wed May 27, 2020 5:14 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: USB-MSD boot EEPROM first update - 2020-05-28
Replies: 235
Views: 32251

Re: USB-MSD boot EEPROM update - 2020-05-26

The update process is essentially a remote SPI read PCI config space on the VLI chip but it looks as though garbage is appearing on this and maybe some other boards. As I wrote that my SELF_UPDATE test was successful, I feel I need to clarify that I didn’t try to update the VLI EEPROM. Simple becau...
by Kendek
Tue May 26, 2020 4:04 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: USB-MSD boot EEPROM first update - 2020-05-28
Replies: 235
Views: 32251

Re: USB-MSD boot EEPROM update - 2020-05-26

Thanks, I've tested it with two RPi4 and so far everything seems fine. The SELF_UPDATE feature is also works great through USB.

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