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  1. Hi all, is it possible to boot a Nanopi M4 V2 from a NVME M2 ?
  2. I just want something to power the board long enough for me to power it down gracefully in the event of a power failure
  3. Hi all, I have several Nanopi M4V2's running 24/7 which I use for prototyping my projects , I would like a UPS as a safety backup to power them. I'm in the UK has anybody got any suggestions as to what I should consider ? I hope this is the right forum for this post
  4. Hi there, thanks for replying - what I'm trying to do is clone the eMMC on a running system. If I understand what you are suggesting correctly you are saying rsync everything you need from eMMC card to an external card then install a fresh Armbian image on the eMMC and finally copy the data back
  5. I thought that might be the case thanks
  6. Hi Igor, I would like to create a system image, on my windows boxes I use AOMEI which you can use on a running system and it creates a snapshot of your current box ( applications installed etc... the works ) I would pay for such a system for these boards - when you say Backup your data and changes to the system (additional packages and configs). How can you do that with a live system ?
  7. Hi all, first off, I love my NanoPiM4V2 boards, the big drawback with them for me is backing them up, if you are running them from an eMMC and you have the board in a case, you have to remove the cover of the case, if you have a hat ( which I do ) you also have to remove that , then you can remove the eMMC module and clone or do whatever with it. What would be good for me, is, if I could temporarily boot from an sdcard , unmount the eMMC, and clone it for backup purposes. Before I ruin anything I thought I'd ask the experts. Is this doable ?
  8. So I'm not too far behind the latest ?
  9. Hi all, I've been away for a while - is the version shown below the latest for the NanoPi M4 V2 ? Linux M4V202 4.4.213-rk3399 #23 SMP Sat Mar 28 16:58:50 CET 2020 aarch64 aarch64 aarch64 GNU/Linux
  10. Hi all, I had a need to install the latest version of Postgres possible across my various boards ( Nanopi4 v1 and v2 and a raspberry pi ) the only way I could find to do this, is, compile from source, I came across this howto written for the Ras Pi but it works perfectly for the other boards Here is the link https://blog.rustprooflabs.com/2019/07/postgresql-postgis-install-from-source-raspberry-pi
  11. https://www.antratek.com/rock-pi-n10-model-a-rk3399pro-w-4gb-lpddr3-16gb-emmc?utm_source=sendinblue&utm_campaign=Newsletter202003&utm_medium=email
  12. hi all, does anyone have postgresql running on a Nanopi M4 v2 under bionic beaver ? I have it working on buster but can't get it to install on bionic
  13. HI all, having finally got my Nanopi m4 v2s setup as I want them ( bionic ) and pretty stable too. I would like to setup a nightly backup , I have Postgres installed so would want that data backed up to . Do any of you have any suggestions as to the best way / strategy to do this ? I have external SSD' and USB drives available
  14. Hi Nico, is this with the M4 version 2 ?
  15. Hi @piter75 I think I might have done :-( thanks - Do you mean select Freeze in armbian-config ?
  16. Hi guys , I installed the Buster WIP image on my M4 V2 and it appeared to be functioning ok wifi,USB etc all working until this morning. It wouldn't boot so I connected a serial cable and saw where it failed ( I think it part of the uboot process) ERROR: Did not find a cmdline Flattened Device Tree Any ideas why this should suddenly happen ? I have two V2's running this build and the other is still working fine
  17. Hi All, here is a quick howto for flashing a Nanopi M4 V2 I did this using a Linux box and a USB TTL serial cable) 1) Download an image from https://www.armbian.com/nanopi-m4-v2/ 2) Start a terminal 3) cd to the folder containing your download 4) Unzip your download to extract the *.img file 5) Connect an sdcard or eMMC to your pc ( I used a transcend adapter ) 6) Run lsblk to identify your device, in my case it returned /dev/sdc 7) Run mount to ensure it is not mounted and unmount it if necessary ( umount /dev/sdc or umount /dev/sdc1 ) 8) Run dd if =NameOfYourImage.img of=/dev/sdc status=progress 9) When completed ( it takes a while ) make a directory to enable you to mount your device ( mkdir /mnt/MyDevice) 10) Run mount /dev/sdc1 /mnt/MyDevice 11) nano /mnt/MyDevice/etc/NetworkManager/NetworkManager.conf 12) Add these two lines and save the file [device] wifi.scan-rand-mac-address=no 13) Unmount the device (umount /mnt/MyDevice) 14) Put the device( sdcard or eMMC ) in the M4 - DO NOT APPLY POWER YET ! 15) Connect a serial cable to the UART pins on the board and attach the other end to a USB port on your PC 16) Issue this command picocom -b 1500000 /dev/ttyUSB0 ( I'm typing this at work but I think this is correct ) this should connect you to the M4 17) Apply power to the M4 and you should see the boot output 18) Login as root with password 1234 ( you'll be prompted to change the password ) 19) Run armbian-config to configure wifi 20) Ensure you have an ip address ( ip a ) and look for wlan0 21) Reboot the M4 having removed the serial cable first. In my case It all worked - your case may be different.
  18. I've now redone the whole process from scratch thus ( I did this using a Linux box and a USB TTL serial cable) 1) Download an image from @pask link 2) Start a terminal 3) cd to the folder containing your download 4) Unzip your download to extract the *.img file 5) Connect an sdcard or eMMC to your pc ( I used a transcend adapter ) 6) Run lsblk to identify your device, in my case it returned /dev/sdc 7) Run mount to ensure it is not mounted and unmount it if necessary ( umount /dev/sdc or umount /dev/sdc1 ) 8) Run dd if =NameOfYourImage.img of=/dev/sdc status=progress 9) When completed ( it takes a while ) make a directory to enable you to mount your device ( mkdir /mnt/MyDevice) 10) Run mount /dev/sdc1 /mnt/MyDevice 11) nano /mnt/MyDevice/etc/NetworkManager/NetworkManager.conf 12) Add these two lines and save the file [device] wifi.scan-rand-mac-address=no 13) Unmount the device (umount /mnt/MyDevice) 14) Put the device( sdcard or eMMC ) in the M4 - DO NOT APPLY POWER YET ! 15) Connect a serial cable to the UART pins on the board and attach the other end to a USB port on your PC 16) Issue this command picocom -b 1150000 /dev/ttyUSB0 ( I'm typing this at work but I think this is correct ) this should connect you to the M4 16) Apply power to the M4 and you should see the boot output 15) Login as root with password 1234 ( you'll be prompted to change the password ) 17) Run armbian-config to configure wifi 18) Ensure you have an ip address ( ip a ) and look for wlan0 19) Reboot the M4 having removed the serial cable first. In my case It all worked - your case may be different.
  19. All looking good thanks @pask
  20. Good man WiFi now works - thanks very much - maybe @pask can add those lines to his build - did I need to use the drivers from @pask original build ? or will the ones in the new build work ok
  21. Hey good work @pask - flashed it straight to eMMC and it booted - no WiFi though :-( - I tried copying the broadcom drivers I've been using with your original image but no joy - using armbian-config my network is shown but won't connect ( fails with no reason given ) tried it from cli nmcli but same error message
  22. Hi @pask are you saying I can flash the image you gave a link to and it will boot and wifi will work ? your original images were about 1gb and these are only 300mb ish is this correct ?