On 01/09/2021 13:26, Sid Boyce wrote:
On 31/08/2021 10:55, Matthias Brugger wrote:
On 31/08/2021 00:30, Sid Boyce wrote:
I only want to be able to boot from a USB drive, just as I do with Ubuntu, a 1TB plugged into a USB 3.0 hub.
I burned a 128GB USB stick -- plugged into the Pi4B, at the graphical boot screen all is OK, I hit enter but it never gets further than the "-" cursor in the top left of the LCD even after many hours.
Ok, so you use a LCD as display, you didn't mention that. Can you check if the system comes up on the serial console/HDMI. Please double-check if you forgot to add any overlay on your USB stick installation.
The reason for trying to boot with both was just something I thought worth a try just to see.
No problems when booting from a microSD card. Regards Sid.
On 30/08/2021 12:23, Matthias Brugger wrote:
On 27/08/2021 02:04, 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'm not quite sure why you are doing this. Do you want to boot from USB or from the uSD card? Why do you plug-in both?
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) (hd0,msdos3) (hd0,msdos2) (hd0,msdos1) (hd1,msdos3) (hd1,msdos2) (hd1,msdos1)
Booting with onlu the USB HD, in a loop looking for the hard drive.
Can you stop U-Boot before booting and type then:
setenv xtrace 1 boot
And provide the information.
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?
For both the 128GB microSD card and the 128GB USB stick or a 1TB USB 2.0 hard drive.
xzcat/home/lancelot/ftp/AUG21/openSUSE-Tumbleweed-ARM-KDE-raspberrypi.aarch64-2021.08.06-Snapshot20210818.raw.xz | dd bs=4M of=/dev/sde iflag=fullblock oflag=direct status=progress; sync
Pi4B ... keyboard, mouse, 7 inch HDMI touch LCD.
The microSD boots no problems. I have a full desktop and was able to do a zypper dup to Snapshot20210829 and reboots always OK.
Removing the microSD and booting from the USB stick, I hit enter at the graphical boot screen and it displays a "-" in the top left of the screen and gets no further.
Did you made sure that you enabled booting from USB in the RPi firmware? If you don't get to U-Boot you should check the first partition of your USB stick to see if you have u-boot.bin, dtb's, config.txt, grub etc in place.
The process to boot from USB is different on Ubuntu but I am able to boot and run from a 1TB Toshiba USB HD on a USB 3.0 hub. I also run Ubuntu on a Pi3B from a USB stick.
There seems to be only a problem with hard drives and USB sticks on Tumbleweed.
I have a colleague who wants to run Tumbleweed on a Pi4B as his main desktop so it would be helpful if he could boot and run from a USB hard drive.
I am downloading Snapshot20210829 to try with the USB stick.