v5.90 / 7.7.2019
All images were updated. It mainly goes for a bugfix update, cleanup, adding Debian Buster release. Beware that software maturity with Buster is not just there yet (even it was declared stable) and with some applications (like OMV) you will encounter problems. Kernel/BSP wise, Debian Buster is the same, uses Armbian kernel, as our other builds. Most of the builds were briefly tested, but bugs might be hiding somewhere. This is the best what is out there thanks to greater Debian community, those around boards and of course ours which pushes generic Debian/Linux to the sky . Enjoy the summer time.
I've found the issue. As I did only check hd-idle log to see if the HDD's are spinning or not, it seems to be saying that the HDDs are spinning up when they actually are not. This is likely related to that hd-idle is using /proc/diskstats to read disk statistics and then writes the log to systemd as seen below. The hard drives are not spinning up and everything seems fine, disregarding the wrong logging. Thanks for the great support!
Yes, you do. Sometimes, rarely we push update only to some critical sections. In this case, only armbian-config was updated, while Armbian internal number or a majority of packages remained the same. A version number is taken from BSP (board support package). This means it won't change until that package gets an update. This usually happens at the major upgrade.
Nothing to worry.
If you find some specific problem with armbian-config, the best way is to open an issue ticket here:
The Tinkerboard mainline kernel is running extremely smooth and it's months since I had problems regarding my Tinkerboard. So, hats off to everyone who have contributed to make Tinkerboard so stable and reliable!
However, there is a minor thing I've been wondering for the last weeks. After normal apt-get upgrade and dist-upgrade, the armbian config version at startup does not change. So, given the code below, it says that Armbian-config 5.45 is installed, yet it show 5.41 which is the version from when I did setup the TB. Am I actually using the latest version?
One more thing: On my last setup one of my three external hard drives which I'm mounting on startup with fstab showed up under "Usage of /:" Now no one of the three show up. Which file do I have to modify to make it possible to add more folders to show disk space at the welcome screen? I know that I receive the information running "df -h" to show disk space for different folders, yet it would be better to show it automatically.
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Get:1 http://apt.armbian.com stretch/main armhf armbian-config all 5.45 [35.2 kB]
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(Reading database ... 39453 files and directories currently installed.)
Preparing to unpack .../armbian-config_5.45_all.deb ...
Unpacking armbian-config (5.45) over (5.44) ...
Setting up armbian-config (5.45) ...
*** REBOOTING SERVER ***
*** AN AWESOME TINKERBOARD LOGO ***
Welcome to ARMBIAN 5.41 stable Debian GNU/Linux 9 (stretch) 4.14.34-rockchip
System load: 0.06 0.11 0.06 Up time: 4 min
Memory usage: 8 % of 2005MB IP: <MyIP>
CPU temp: 45°C
Usage of /: 65% of 58G
@TonyMac32, could you help me regarding where I should post the information above to receive an answer from the devs maintaining the armbian-config? Should I post it under "Technical support -> Common issues" or "Development -> Development"?