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Everything posted by jsfrederick

  1. Ahhhh, I TOTALLY missed the "check other download options" on the Rock64 Page. Thank you Igor! Appreciate all the work you do for us.
  2. I see the latest images for the Rock64 are marked as desktop. I am looking for a lightweight server only version. I still have an older server version that I downloaded a while ago, specifically 5.59. If I install 5.59, can I do and apt-get update/apt-get upgrade to get to the latest version? Any issues with that approach? Thanks!
  3. Thanks for that response TonyMac. Great information. The Armbian team does some GREAT work, and I really appreciate what they do. I am FAR from a programmer or developer so cannot assist there. Once I get all my RPi's replaced with Rock64's and Armbian, I shall try to assist as you recommend.
  4. Can someone please help me understand how Armbian for Rock64 is developed? In the past, there was an image for the Rock64 that was a server image, not a desktop image. Now, I see Ubuntu and a Debian Stretch desktop images, no server image. Is there a plan to build a server image going forward? Also, will a newer kernel be built at some point? Not trying to stir the pot or cause trouble, just trying to understand where the Rock64 support is going in the future. Thank you for all the spectacular work the Armbian team does.
  5. Thanks @tkaiser, appreciate you feedback. I'll review all the links you sent and educate myself. Luckily, other than Pi-hole, none of my use cases need to store data or logs on the flash/eMMC. I'll move everything to the hard disks. I only purchase brand name flash drives from reputable sellers like Amazon. So far, I've had NO issues with the devices I've purchased. Thank you for all the work you do for the Armbian and SBC communities.
  6. Trying to choose between an eMMC module or a USB Flash drive for the boot volume on a Rock64. I have a few Rock64's that I'm building as various services (Nextcloud, Pi-Hole, VPN, OMV, and/or Netatalk Backup). None of these devices will need large boot volumes as the data will be in secondary (Hard or SSD) Drives or will require VERY little data storage. On the RPi's that the Rock64's are replacing, I've been using USB Flash drives for booting. I get the feeling that an eMMC module is a better choice, but do have any real knowledge. Are the eMMC modules more reliable and less prone to corruption that USB Flash Drives? I do have some 32GB and 64GB eMMC models from Pine64 and am going to try them out shortly. Any thoughts and advice? Thank you all in advance. Armbian ROCKS!
  7. I am pretty sure PiVPN has been updated to run on Stretch.
  8. Igor, Do you have any possible release dates for Armbian Stretch for the Rock64? I see that the current nightly image is tagged as RC6. I hope you are getting close! Thanks for al the work you and the Armbian team do.
  9. Thanks Igor! Just wanted to make sure I was not doing something wrong. Also, sorry for posting in the wrong forum.
  10. I just downloaded the March 26th nightly of Stretch for Rock64. Getting the following error running apt-get update/apt-get upgrade: E: The repository 'http://beta.armbian.com stretch Release' does no longer have a Release file. N: Updating from such a repository can't be done securely, and is therefore disabled by default. N: See apt-secure(8) manpage for repository creation and user configuration details. root@rock64:~# Re-imaged with a new Flash drive and still getting the same issue. Is there a problem with beta.armbian.com tonight? Thanks!
  11. Thanks TonyMac! Really just concerned with "base" packages. I can then add anything else I need.
  12. Armbian noob here. I am looking for some guidance from the Armbian experts. I am familier with Debian 8 and 9 on x86/adm64 architectures as well as Raspbian on RPi's. Been using Linux off and on for 15 years. Just purchased some Rock64 boards and plan on using them for NextcloudPi, PiVPN, and PiHole. I just saw that Armbian has released a nightly of Debian Stretch for the Rock64. I have downloaded it and gotten it installed. Ran apt-get upgrade/apt-get update and all went well. Does this Armbian image have all the "standard" packages and utilities installed? Are their any other general packages/app that I need for a general server image? Any other recommendations or suggestions for using Armbian as a general purpose linux server OS? I understand that Armbian Stretch for the Rock64 os still in testing, so I realize I am taking my life in my own hands if I use this as a production OS. Thank you!
  13. Armbian_5.34.171121_Rock64_Ubuntu_xenial_default_4.4.77.img May have been User (me) error... Also the day before, PiVPN was having problems resolving. Maybe something was hosed. The reinstall worked, so I may just go with it and not waste any more time troubleshooting. Thanks!
  14. Has anyone tried to install PiVPN or EasyRSA on a Rock64? I tried this and had some issues where EasyRSA did not install. No errors were shown on the install or captured in the install log. Took me a while to figure out that EasyRSA was not installed. It even created .opvn files for clients... I finally figured out what happened. Did some research and found a suggestion to manually install some packages BEFORE installing PiVPN. That seems to work, so now I have a working VPN. I just wanted to see if anyone else is having an issue. I will also post on the PiVPN Github site to get their input. Thanks!
  15. I have successfully gotten Armbian to boot from a USB flash drive on the Rock64 board. Followed ayufan's instructions on how to update SPI Flash with his boot code and then wrote the Armbian Rock64 image to a USB flash drive. All worked as expected. Thanks to everyone at Armbian for all the great work!
  16. I have some questions about the Linux images that Ayufan built for the Rock64 board. Not really technical issues so I did not think they should go on the Github page. If this is not the appropriate place for these, let me now and I'll remove this post. Also, if this is not the place, where should I be asking these types of questions? I just downloaded the new PRE-RELEASE version of Debian Stretch from the Github page (Yes, I know it's bleeding edge, but just experimenting for now). Specifically the stretch-minimal-rock64-0.6.5-152-arm64 image. I just burned it to my eMMC board. Will boot and see how it all works tomorrow. There are a number of other .deb packages that are on the download list. Do I need any of them? I am specifically talking about these: linux-rock64-package-0.6.5_all.deb linux-rock64-0.6.5_arm64.deb linux-image-4.4.103-rockchip-ayufan-152_0.6.5_arm64.deb or linux-image-4.15.0-rockchip-ayufan-152-ga69162eb_arm63.deb linux-headers-4.4.103-rockchip-ayufan-152_0.6.5_arm64.deb or linux-headers-4.15.0-rockchip-ayufan-152-ga69162eb_arm63.deb linux-firmware-image-4.4.103-rockchip-ayufan-152_0.6.5_arm64.deb Thank you.
  17. That sounds good. I've downloaded the Debian Stretch image and will give it a try. I just got my eMMC and card yesterday so I am good to go.
  18. Ok, that sounds reasonable. Just waiting on my eMMC card for the Rock64. Once that arrives, I'll give Armbian a try. How should I go about my results?
  19. I am hoping that the community can enlighten me on how the Armbian development process works. I just purchased a Rock 64 board to use for a NextCloud box at home. I am seeing that Armbian seems to be the "best" OS solution for this. I also see that the Armbian release for Rock64 is still in "testing" phase. I would really prefer to run a "stable" release for this application. So my question is how does Armbian for Rock64 move from testing to stable. What is the process, what still needs to be done? I am not a developer or linux expert by any means. I am wondering how the process works so the I can see if I might be able to assist in any way. Thanks!