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  1. Technicavolous

    Image backup how to

    which is why most of us are here. So to make this more educational than admonishment perhaps a pointer or two, a link, or even a little instruction might help some others. Thanks for the tip on losetup. Thanks for this, makes sense and it did make a difference for me. In a classroom / workshop situation we have systems that participants may want to save or share with others. Having a disk full of large images is wasteful in many different resources, the small files are faster and easier to administrate. I know it gets aggravating repeating yourselves ...
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    Image backup how to

    I use (g)parted to reduce the partition size before making the image. The guys who really know piping say you can pipe the output through a zip program to reduce it. Since I refuse to use x86 in my lab etcher and w32di aren't candidates any longer, want to do everything from my SBCs. If I"m going to use an x86 machine to make an image, I'm most likely to use Clonezilla, as it has the facility to reduce the image on creation. Clonezilla Image Instructions Since 2014 only makes image size of data I constantly hose installations trying different things so I've a boatload of images and ran into the same nightmare, 32gb image that has maybe 2 gig on it. Zipping is nice to save space, but the read and write time really sucks. On my XU4 I don't really care about trying to back up the boot partitions, so I don't try to image the whole disk any more. I now have the HC1 set up with OMV and back up my images there. Usually I just image the partition. Lately I've been reading about backing up without playing with an image using stuff like rsync. If I want to share a boot image with someone else then I worry about the disk image. Otherwise lately this is wayyyyy too much overhead for local backups. Now, if I could get Clonezilla running on ARM I would be a happy boy! An XU4 image that booted into Clonezilla would make this lab really productive as far as sharing images goes.
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    How to copy entire system and package on a new sd card

    Clonezilla rocks
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    Etcher on Armbian?

    Everyone loves Etcher, but they all have x86 hw ... Anyone have Etcher running on arm?
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    [Odroid HC2] Sata install

    I have my HC1 and have tried like mad to reproduce your problems, but what I keep finding is that I lose my NETWORK, not the boot ... When you first log into the unit after install with 1234 and set up the user, try then nmtui and set a static local ip. My unit will also eventually fail to collect a dhcp address if I leave out this step. @Walker I had a lot of problems like that with my clearfog board when I had the incorrect u-boot ... it forced the wrong device tree and caused all sorts of problems. Ensure you have the right uboot!
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    armbian-config bug in creation of /etc/network/interfaces

    I haven't been able to use armbian-config network entry on my xu4 based devices. nmtui works great though. So far, armbian-config seems to be an awesome tool, keep up the good work.
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    ARM Browser / Netflix Support

    I thought DRM had to be in hardware?
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    The way to SD card backup

    Well, first I usually resize the partition with something like gparted before writing an image in that way. Then zip the results. If you use dd you can pipe it through something like bz or p7zip and do it in one run. Clonezilla is a great way to backup sd and even eMMC sometimes. You can just clone the data and not the entire disk.
  9. my ISP blocks port 80 so I need to use something like port 82 for a server I want to run from my house. In the ISPConfig control panel there is a setting under Sites -> Webdomain -> Options where one can change the http and https ports but that does not seem to do the trick. On one experiment I chanaged the listening ports in the nginx config but then none of the things like wordpress would run once installed. So what is the 'correct' way to change the listening port for all servers on an Armbian box running ISPConfig / NGINX installed from armbian-config? It works great but I break it every time I try to fix the port issue by instructions I've found elsewhere. Thanks!
  10. W: Size of file /var/lib/apt/lists/apt.armbian.com_dists_jessie_jessie-utils_binary-armhf_Packages.gz is not what the server reported 5780 5784 W: Size of file /var/lib/apt/lists/httpredir.debian.org_debian_dists_jessie-backports_main_binary-armhf_Packages.gz is not what the server reported 1122303 1123712 Get this when first doing apt update after fresh install. HC1 Jesse. I assumed at first it was network error, but this is consistent. Have downloaded and checksummed successful. Assumed then it was the SD card, replaced and have now tried several. Power supply is solid. I believe the hardware and bandwidth / router are fine. Simply repeat apt update and everything appears to go well. Did it ignore the erroneous entry or get a proper one?? armbianmonitor -u output
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    [Odroid HC2] Sata install

    It doesn't seem to mount your sda drive? You're certain you can mount, read and write to that drive before the nand-sata install? Using the above noted download, updating the system and setting my network info, when starting the nand-sata install from armbian-config I got a very quick message stating something was missing. Then it went through what appeared a full install, then flashed another quick message with an error, then told me to reboot. I exited instead and ran armbianmonitor then rebooted and did it again. armbianmonitor -u before reboot gave me and after But even after all that ... root@hc1:~# lsblk NAME MAJ:MIN RM SIZE RO TYPE MOUNTPOINT mmcblk1 179:0 0 29.8G 0 disk └─mmcblk1p1 179:1 0 29.5G 0 part /media/mmcboot sda 8:0 0 111.8G 0 disk └─sda1 8:1 0 111.8G 0 part / root@hc1:~# ls / bin dev home lost+found mnt proc run selinux sys usr boot etc lib media opt root sbin srv tmp var root@hc1:~# So it seems to have worked fine for me. I can create directories and store data and copy it elsewhere. The messages in your post show errors with the /dev/sda drive, sda1 not being mounted, etc. "unable to read itable block" points to data corruption or incompatibility? Have you deleted the partition and made a new one? ON the hc1? I do believe armbian-config has its share of issues right now. For instance, on my hc1 I have to use nmtui to set a static address - the armbian-config entry for that always leaves me with a hanging network. Also I frequently get messages stating something is not a symbolic link to something else. Things seem to work, but error messages leave questions. These should be addressed in a different thread though. Definitely get the serial uart adapter if you don't already have one. It's a world of difference from waiting for an ssh connection.
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  13. Looks awesome! Just downloaded Armbian's HC1/2 Debian image, did the basic os setup / updates etc, and issued # curl -sSL | bash And it just stares at me ... am I missing a step? EDIT: oops - current image is Jesse ... proceeding to download ;]
  14. Could that be the public IP your phone is pulling on the cellular network? might help with that. does sudo dhclient -d -nw enx001e063038aa (replace enx... with your eth0 or whatever ifconfig id's your adapter as) give the dhcp server you are expecting? (ctrl+c to exit) Is there another router on your network? I find rogue dhcp servers in networks all over the place ...
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    Distro-Download - Difference default, next

    Stable every time!