andrewufrank

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  1. i can confirm that the output on hdmi connected to a dvi display is working, IF in the /boot/boot.ini file is set to dvi # --- HDMI / DVI Mode Selection --- # ------------------------------------------ # - HDMI Mode # setenv vout "hdmi" # - DVI Mode (disables sound over HDMI as per DVI compat) setenv vout "dvi" that was all! now setting things up is easier. if the board is not starting, ssh is not helpful for debug ;-) thank you! andrew
  2. do you mean the serial uart where one needs a special connector (where to get from? my supplier, pollin, seems not to have it)? what code would i need to add to have output on the hdmi/dvi (this works with other distributions and i find it handy). can i just apt-get install some packages? (i do not see a change in the boot.ini, except to switch hdmi/dvi) thank you!
  3. i installed the xu4 server (legacy) for debian jessie and get no output on the hdmi/dvi connected display. what is meant by "Serial console enabled" in the description? thank you for producing armbian for odroid xu4! i like the board - it is fast! andrew
  4. i added in /etc/fstab /dev/mmcblk0p1 /boot ext4 defaults 0 2 and the upgrade seems now to apply to the sd. but i fear that after the upgrade, the initram on the sd is now tied to the partition on the ssd. i have other versions of armbian on the ssd but i will not be able to boot them by just changing the boot.cmd? the solution is then to have a small sd with a specific boot.cmd for each OS on the ssd.
  5. i run a cubietruck on armbian with 4.6.2 kernel. it starts with the software on mmcblk0p1 (with kernel 4.6.2 and the /lib dir on the sd) but uses as root a partition of the ssd. when i upgrade now, i see that the upgrade process produces a new initrd.img-4.6.3 and removes the old 4.6.2. (diagnosis: the system runs, but the keyboard/mouse connected to the usb is not functional - desktop over net works!) i assume that there is something wrong with the boot.cmd - but i do not see exactly how to fix it. the upgrade process uses the ssd .../lib directory and removes 4.6.2 there. if i would mount the /boot directory with the running system (in fstab) - would this help? then the upgrade process would write the initram on the sd. thank you for the very reliable system! andrew my boot.cmd says: if ext4load mmc 0 0x00000000 /boot/.verbose then setenv verbosity 7 else setenv verbosity 1 fi setenv bootargs "console=ttyS0,115200 console=tty1 root=/dev/mmcblk0p1 rootwait rootfstype=ext4 cgroup_enable=memory swapaccount=1 sunxi_ve_mem_reserve=0 sunxi_g2d_mem_reserve=0 sunxi_no_mali_mem_reserve sunxi_fb_mem_reserve=16 hdmi.audio=EDID:0 disp.screen0_output_mode=1920x1080p60 panic=10 consoleblank=0 enforcing=0 loglevel=${verbosity}" #-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- # Boot loader script to boot with different boot methods for old and new kernel #-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- if ext4load mmc 0 0x00000000 /boot/.next || fatload mmc 0 0x00000000 .next || ext4load mmc 0 0x00000000 .next then # sunxi mainline kernel #-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ext4load mmc 0 0x49000000 /boot/dtb/${fdtfile} || fatload mmc 0 0x49000000 /dtb/${fdtfile} || ext4load mmc 0 0x49000000 /dtb/${fdtfile} ext4load mmc 0 0x42000000 /boot/uInitrd || fatload mmc 0 0x42000000 uInitrd || ext4load mmc 0 0x42000000 uInitrd ext4load mmc 0 0x46000000 /boot/zImage || fatload mmc 0 0x46000000 zImage || ext4load mmc 0 0x46000000 zImage bootz 0x46000000 0x42000000 0x49000000 #bootz 0x46000000 - 0x49000000 #-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- else # sunxi android kernel #-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ext4load mmc 0 0x43000000 /boot/script.bin || fatload mmc 0 0x43000000 script.bin || ext4load mmc 0 0x43000000 script.bin ext4load mmc 0 0x42000000 /boot/uInitrd || fatload mmc 0 0x42000000 uInitrd || ext4load mmc 0 0x42000000 uInitrd ext4load mmc 0 0x48000000 /boot/zImage || fatload mmc 0 0x48000000 zImage || ext4load mmc 0 0x48000000 zImage bootz 0x48000000 0x42000000 #bootz 0x48000000 #-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- fi # Recompile with: # mkimage -C none -A arm -T script -d /boot/boot.cmd /boot/boot.scr
  6. i did a purge for rsyslog and then reinstalled - same messge. i hope it is not a problem in the future. thank you for the help and the good work!
  7. i did edit the ramlog.postrm as per your instructions - this worked. now i am stuck with the pending install of rsyslog: Removing ramlog (2.0.0) ... Setting up rsyslog (8.4.2-1+deb8u2) ... insserv: Service ramlog has to be enabled to start service rsyslog insserv: exiting now! update-rc.d: error: insserv rejected the script header dpkg: error processing package rsyslog (--configure): subprocess installed post-installation script returned error exit status 1 do i need rsyslog? i can remove it. and then reinstall it, but i get the message: Setting up rsyslog (8.4.2-1+deb8u2) ... insserv: script ramlog: service ramlog already provided! Processing triggers for systemd (215-17+deb8u3) ... is this ok (after i have removed ramlog!)
  8. thank you for the quick help! - the error is not possible to ignore: i cannot install other packages while the error in apt-get persists. could you help me to clear it? i tried apt-get remove ramlog but get the following error: Removing ramlog (2.0.0) ... [....] Disabling ramlog...insserv: script ramlog.uninst: service ramlog already provided! rsync: change_dir "/var/log.hdd" failed: No such file or directory (2) rsync error: some files/attrs were not transferred (see previous errors) (code 23) at main.c(1183) [sender=3.1.1] failed! dpkg: error processing package ramlog (--remove): subprocess installed post-removal script returned error exit status 23 Errors were encountered while processing: ramlog E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1) (apt-get purge gives the same). the error persists. do i have to reinstall rsyslog afterwards?
  9. i installed systemd as described above (not edited the boot script). it worked for sytemctl. when i did an apt-get upgrade i get the error Setting up rsyslog (8.4.2-1+deb8u2) ... insserv: Service ramlog has to be enabled to start service rsyslog insserv: exiting now! update-rc.d: error: insserv rejected the script header dpkg: error processing package rsyslog (--configure): subprocess installed post-installation script returned error exit status 1 E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1) is this related? how to fix it? what is the effect? thank you for a very good system!
  10. are there plans to produce a version of armbian for odroid hardware. the new xu4 seems to be amazingly fast... andrew
  11. i just saw the new netinstall for raspbian - works like a charm and can be configured to produce a customized version. very small file to write to sd. could something similar be done for armbian? thanks a lot! andrew
  12. how to disable the leds, if they are on? how to switch them on or off when certain conditions are met (e.g. disk full)? thank you!
  13. the nand-sata-install always proposes the sda1 as a destination. this did not fit what i needed. i have had success by editing the file and replace all sda1 with sdxx (whatever i need) and then it works (the information gives the wrong size in the initial screen). i looked into the code (but i do not understand bash programming): it seems that sda1 is hardwired despite the intention to find all possible destinations and to offer them. it is a useful utility, as it does several things at once (copy stuff, change fstab) which are otherwise separate coordinated steps. thank you for the utily! andrew install into nand did the correct copying, but did not start. is it necessary to wait a long time after the second boot? in general, if you want users to wait, give some indication of progress...
  14. i have exactly the same ** ex4fs_devread read eror blocl i have solved he issue with jessie 3.4.108 can i use the upgrade with the ppa from there to 4.xx ? thanks for the help! andrew
  15. sorry if this is a duplication. i just started a new topic regarding the new version (dated 5-8). and cannot find it to add information: i installed jessie_4_1 and jessie 4_0 both with 4.1.2 and 4.1.4 and it hangs with the (known) error: time timed out missing for device dev-ttyS0.device dependency failed foer serial getty on ttSO. i have two cubietrucks: on one (the newer one) 4.1 it installs, on the older one it does not. probably a difference in hardware (the old cubietruck ran a wheezy 3.4.75 kernel, from you) and i wanted to upgrade. fortunately the jessie_3.4.108 download does not show this problem and installs. i hope this additional information helps to pin down the problem and perhaps you find a solution! thank you! andrew