The unrecognized keyboard is a SIIG USB Mini Multimedia Keyboard; lsusb lists it as: "Bus 001 Device 009: ID 046e:6000 Behavior Tech. Computer Corp. USB Keyboard". I now have an official Raspberry Pi Keyboard that works fine.

I can open a bug, but I've recently started wondering if a number of funny quirks I've been seeing (e.g., not booting when the USB boot SSD is plugged into a hub, GDM running 100% -, or display mysteriously crashing overnight - might be due to the fact that I installed Tumbleweed from the DVD ISO (on a USB flash drive), rather than using the pre-built image. Would the ISO have built things like /boot/efi correctly for a Raspberry Pi 4B? On casual inspection, my /boot/efi seems to be different from the pre-built image, but I don't have deep enough knowledge to know what difference would be material.

Would it make sense to copy, for example, /boot/efi from a pre-built image to find out? (Is it as simple as just copying files?)


On 8/30/21 4:20 AM, Matthias Brugger wrote:
Hi David,

On 27/08/2021 18:29, 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
Can you share what keyboard you use? If you are interested, please open a bug
and we can investigate what's happening. This seems to be a regression in U-Boot.


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

Next I also installed
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.

grub> ls

(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.

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?