Odroid HC4 does not recognize SATA HDDs


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Hi guys,

 

I installed the latest Armbian (Buster) release for my Odroid HC4 and - after getting rid of Petitboot as that just wouldn't let me boot the image - it's working great so far. Only big problem I have is that it does not recognize any SATA devices, in neither of the two slots.

I tried different HDDs / SSDs that I verified are recognized on a Windows PC and another Ubuntu PC.

 

Did anyone get that working already? I assume the required Kernel drivers for the PCIe-Sata-chip are probably still missing.

 

Many thanks and best regards

Daniel

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Could not find anything about the hard drives but something else that makes me wonder. Do you have a demanding task running that consumes 3 cores?

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vor 2 Minuten schrieb GeorgeP:

@DanielRuf

I was thinking about getting one of these boards to put together a simple NAS for a friend but I would really need it to 'just work' - sadly I don't have the free time to tinker as much as I used to :-/

Do you know if the OEM supplied firmware (Ubuntu?) works OK?

Thanks!

 

That was also my plan originally ;)
The original Ubuntu image should work (but OMV does not work on Ubuntu, in case you want to use that) and also the Debian image in the Odroid forum should work, which uses the stock Odroid Kernel.

 

In the Odroid Board we found that apparently the 4.9-Kernel-Version of the Armbian image should also work, which I will try this evening.

 

For reference, see https://forum.odroid.com/viewtopic.php?f=207&t=41019

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2 hours ago, DanielRuf said:

That was also my plan originally ;)
The original Ubuntu image should work (but OMV does not work on Ubuntu, in case you want to use that) and also the Debian image in the Odroid forum should work, which uses the stock Odroid Kernel.

 

In the Odroid Board we found that apparently the 4.9-Kernel-Version of the Armbian image should also work, which I will try this evening.

 

For reference, see https://forum.odroid.com/viewtopic.php?f=207&t=41019

 

Thanks for the reply.

I don't need OMV and I have no real need for a 'bleeding edge' kernel. so I think I will probably get one of the boards and go for Armbian with the 4.9 kernel.

What's the stuff about "getting rid of petitboot"? - Don't the  Odroid boards boot direct from SD?

 

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vor 2 Stunden schrieb GeorgeP:

 

Thanks for the reply.

I don't need OMV and I have no real need for a 'bleeding edge' kernel. so I think I will probably get one of the boards and go for Armbian with the 4.9 kernel.

What's the stuff about "getting rid of petitboot"? - Don't the  Odroid boards boot direct from SD?

 

 

Well, at least for me that didn't work at all. I couldn't for the life of me get any other image than the Official Ubuntu Image with Petitboot installed on the eMMC (thats the stock bootloader of the HC4 that lets you select boot device, do network boot etc)

Armbian didnt work, Meverick's Debian image also didn't.

Just a black screen wih nothing happening after the Petitboot Boot-Timer. (In the Odroid forum, many users have the same problem)

 

When I skipped Petitboot by removing it with flash_eraseall /dev/mtd0 from within the petitboot console, it worked flawlessly.

That just boots the SD card image directly.

 

Don't worry, you can restore Petitboot anytime by flashing it again via SD image,

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Am 1.12.2020 um 09:24 schrieb DanielRuf:

I will try to build an image from trunk this evening and will give feedback on if that's working

Daniel did you have any success with the Armbian images by now?

 

I'm also quite keen on keeping Petitboot on the HC4, but since you deleted it I guess that's your path and you're not trying to handle the boot situation in another way.

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vor 2 Minuten schrieb JSchoeck:

Daniel did you have any success with the Armbian images by now?

 

I'm also quite keen on keeping Petitboot on the HC4, but since you deleted it I guess that's your path and you're not trying to handle the boot situation in another way.

 

Didn't have time to try the image yesterday, but planned it for today.

 

Personally, I also didn't like the idea of removing Petitboot - but I just couldn't get it working another way. Updated Petitboot, tried the suggestions in the Odroid forum: Other monitor, other PSU.. No luck.

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