It is a spinning self powered hard disk and I have tried both using a hub and plugged into the Pi4B. I am now buring a 128GB USB stick to try. Regards Sid.
On 27/08/2021 17:29, David Walker wrote:
This isn't quite your configuration (if your HD is truly a spinning disk), but I've been successful booting Tumbleweed on a USB-connected SSD, although only if the SSD is plugged directly into one of the RPI 4B's USB ports. It doesn't work if plugged into a USB hub that has other devices attached. I haven't investigated why the placement of my boot disk in the USB tree matters (my keyboard isn't recognized by u-boot or grub2), but I have an official RPI keyboard on order. I'll report back if I learn anything.
On 8/26/21 5:04 PM, Sid Boyce wrote:
I booted and setup from microSD and followed https://en.opensuse.org/HCL:Raspberry_Pi4.
Next I also installed openSUSE-Tumbleweed-ARM-KDE-raspberrypi.aarch64-2021.08.06-Snapshot20210818.raw.xz to a USB HD.
I read the Wiki and ran "rpi-eeprom-update -a -d"
When I reboot it stops at the grub prompt when booted with the microSD in.
(proc) (hd0)Â (hd0,msdos3)Â (hd0,msdos2)Â (hd0,msdos1) (hd1,msdos3)Â (hd1,msdos2) (hd1,msdos1)
Booting with onlu the USB HD, in a loop looking for the hard drive.
No problem when booting with just a Ubuntu USB hard drive with no microSD card in. Ubuntu setup is quite straightforward.
Anyone succeeded with Tumbleweed?