Hugo Cardozo

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  1. Well, let's clarify a point: BananaPi's "SATA" is more like a "USB-to-SATA" device, so it's not THAT fast. That said, why don't you just keep your fstab the way it is and do a "chown -R <myuser>:<mygroup> /mnt/DataHDD", if you need your regular "myuser" user to do stuff inside of /mnt/DataHDD?
  2. WTF...! That's all I can say. Yesterday I've found balbes' instructions for debugging odroid boot (setting ' setenv verbosity "7" ' on boot.ini), and today I've tried again to upgrade to Stretch and install a custom kernel. And it all worked flawlessly! The only thing I've changed was the "verbosity" bit... Anyway, now my Odroid-C2 runs Stretch too.
  3. Now I'm using Stretch on most of my boards, and I want to share my experiences. First, some pointers: All my boards are headless servers of some sort (routers, gateways, WAPs, NASes...). I didn't try desktop, video, xorg, anything with graphics When available, I use mainline kernel, be it "next", "dev", or "roll-your-own" through armbian toolchain The boards which are currently running Stretch are: Orange Pi PC Banana Pi M1 Cubieboard 2 Now I'm trying to upgrade my Odroid-C2 to Stretch and mainline, but so far I didn't succeed. As I do not get any output on HDMI nor serial (beyond "Starting kernel..."), I don't know what's wrong... We'll see
  4. May I ask which flags? "metadata_csum", for example?
  5. Yes, it worked that way, with some extra work: For some reason, Armbian couldn't boot my ext4-formatted SDcard (I formatted it on a Debian 9 PC, maybe it has something to do with it?) So I've formatted again using ext3 Edit /boot/armbianEnv.txt and /etc/fstab to change root filesystem UUID value, and to change "ext4" for "ext3" in fstab
  6. From time to time I want to change the SDcards on my boards, for one reason or another. So, in order to transfer the Armbian filesystem I dd from the first sdcard and later dd to the second, a very slow process. I think it would be faster to: Partition and mkfs the new sdcard Copy/tar/rsync the armbian filesystem But no board won't boot that sdcard. So I'm missing a crucial step, maybe it has something to do with u-boot?
  7. Hello, recently I've messed up the armbian installation in my OPi+. So I wanted to try again booting from microSD, with the latest armbian available (5.25 as of today). It still does not work. I got the "debian jessie mini" image from Loboris' site (, and after boot it I could dd the armbian image directly on OPi+ eMMC.
  8. Doubtful. If you get it working, you'll be doing something like this: Windows app -> Windows emulator -> x86 emulator -> Linux on ARM I believe it would be extremely slow per-se, then you must account for the low specs of most ARM boards (the OPis are not that powerful either). Not very practical IMHO
  9. It worked, thank you. But I think I made a valid point, somebody would need the headers and SoCs usually are too underpowered to fast compiling. Maybe it can be done on a faster machine and later just installed on the destination SoC?
  10. Hello, I'm trying to upgrade Armbian on my little OrangePi Lite, and it's been 3 days at it already. It is stuck at "Compiling headers", and it is not hung, I can use it. It does happen from time to time to all my SoCs, sometimes I prefer to re-dd and reconfigure. So I was thinking, if compilation cannot be avoided, can it be done on another computer? Cross-compile?
  11. I do donate a couple of bucks from time to time. But maybe not enough times, I think, seeing I'm using armbian on almost 10 boards (cubies, bananas, oranges, odroids...), some of them for work. I'm really glad Armbian exists and thrives.
  12. I downloaded an image, flashed it to SDcard, booted it, login from serial console, and then I flashed an Armbian image directly to OPi+ eMMC # dd if=<armbian.img> of=/dev/mmcblkX I had the Armbian image on another USB thumb drive, and OPi+ has a lot of USB ports.
  13. Don't know about OPi PC+, but this is how I installed Armbian on my OPi+ eMMC Maybe your OPi can boot Armbian off a SDcard and then flash eMMC, that would be easier, but I don't know about that.
  14. Maybe an dd if=<eMMC drive> of=<SDcard> ? You're not giving much information about what do you want to do / what you're trying to achieve
  15. It didn't work, results attached. First I thought that, after I flashed Armbian on eMMC, my OPi+ won't boot a SD card anymore, just like Odroid-C2. But the images can boot from SDcard