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axd wrote:
Hello. Can you help me please. How to make emmc read only on NanoPi Neo plus2? My file system crashing after hard shutdowns...
Thank you.

Armbian Bionic versions:

armbian-config -> system -> Overlayroot (Enable virtual read-only root filesystem)
Hello, I followed the NanoPi Neo Air setup instructions and my device is starting correctly according to the two LEDs. But I cannot access it via Putty from my Windows 10 PC, it is recognized as "Linux File Store Gadget USB Device". Could somebody please help me, do I need to alter any fi...
There is a lot of cheap 10.1 inches lcd on market, often have a resolution of 1280 x 800. I connected this lcd with h3disp using the mode of 1280 x 720 (720i). Everything works, but aspect ratio is wrong. (800->720) Is there a fast and simply possibility to set 1280x800 resolution in Armbian? Simpl...
So is it worth waiting for a "non-amateur solution"? Stable and fast core for this chip / board. Yes. As I understand it, the RK3399 is not bad at all, on its basis almost all manufacturers have made ready-made boards. And the board (M4) in the Raspbery factor is generally an ingenious de...
azzysisi wrote:
There is no forum from Armbian that I can ask question on Fire3. So I ask my questions here.

Other supported boards
Odroid XU3/XU4/HC1, Nanopi Fire3, Nanopc T3/T3'+
https://forum.armbian.com/forum/11-othe ... ed-boards/
I'd love to see and try the clean kernel of Ubuntu 4.18. And at its base to assemble your own system. We are waiting for the release of a good version of Ubuntu Core 18.04 with kernel 4.18, because there is a lot of potential on the M4 board. Sincerely, Pavel. This is probably the best (and only) U...
Thanks for sharing your recommendation. Armbian looks like a nice project. I'll keep an eye on it. For now, it looks as if the image for this platform is not up to the point where I can use it. Hardware support (particularly gpu-side) seems to be behind the friendlydesktop image. Most of people beh...
1. The armbian image is a work in progress and thus not fully supported. 2. It is based on a similarly out of date kernel. Armbian has higher standards and takes word support seriously. Since kernel features for this platform are not fully done, builds have a label "testing". In Armbian s...
zdea wrote:
I'm also working on this. Trying to get ZFS running but without headers or an upgraded kernel/kernel module I can't get it going. Hoping someone else has had more luck though I'll keep cracking at it.

This is very simple to solve: https://www.armbian.com/download/?tx_maker=friendlyelec
Right now, I managed to flash an Arch Linux rootfs to an eMMC card and it loads perfectly, although I've tried replacing the existing uboot and kernel with no success. While most guides for the rockchip say to directly add these images to the mmcblk1 disk, the NEO4 shows separate mmcblk1boot0 and m...
I am trying to build a wifi mesh network for urban robotics and would like to use the nanopi duo for the meshnetworking algorithms. I saw that an option for purchasing the NanoPi Duo is the "Kingspec 64GB MiniPCIe mSATA Half-size SSD for Industrial (+$45.00)", while I don't want to purcha...
CodeNemo wrote:
igorp wrote:

Here are sources definitions for Armbian:
https://github.com/armbian/build/blob/m ... nf#L34-L35

Bugs in Armbian are present in official builds as well.

I don't want to waste your time.
This is the kernel config file for those builds: https://github.com/armbian/build/blob/master/config/kernel/linux-s5p6818-next.config If you want something that is missing and is nice to have, sent a PR https://www.armbian.com/get-involved This way your custom kernel features are not getting overwri...
This script https://github.com/armbian/build produce a bootable image.
I’m trying to make my own kernel for NanoPC-T3 using the source from FA’s github. Both eMMC system and SD card system have no files in /boot while GRUB not installed. Config finished and kernel compiled, I installed GRUB2 and ran update-grub, it seemed succeed but no change after reboot. How should...
I also would like to know how to get the NanoPC-T4 to boot exclusively from an M.2 SSD. I'll likely be running DietPi. You can't boot directly from NvME. With Armbian this works the usual way out of the box - boot from eMMC, root on NvMe. I am not aware if stock kernel + dietpi spaghetti scripting ...
I agree on the slow response.. I was not shipped the right heat sink so I am just using Raspberry pi heatsinks as a temporary measure so some of my problem may be heat related. It just seems slow when you click on something. It can take a while to start. I am running Armbian Ubuntu. I would say for...
Android is just "a shell". NVME support is kernel problem and it works there for some time. But if support is enabled in kernel that is part of the Android ... I don't know. Don't use it.
fitter wrote:
I'm out of ideas now.

Did you try Armbian? There are 3 different kernels for this board. Perhaps you need to set fixed CPU speed?

I2C for running OLED display is supported but needs to be enabled via armbian-config.
Jimmy wrote:
I did get my nanopi working the way I thought it should. I got it to boot from the eMMC and that seemed to make it faster.

Check: https://github.com/ThomasKaiser/sbc-ben ... Results.md
and use
Personally I tested Volumio and DietPi: I started with Volumio at the beginning and finally I stayed at DietPi because a lot easier to set up: it is light and efficient. Now compare with Armbian which will run from faster to much faster (depending on application). It is also lighter, cleaner, comes...
I2C displays should work like on any other board but not sure if support is enabled by default.
Default kernel doesn't have some of the right bits turned on. I have an alternate config file I'm working on here: https://github.com/ericvh/kernel-rockchip/blob/nanopi4-linux-v4.4.y/arch/arm64/configs/nanopi4_docker_defconfig Docker works, but still working on Kubernetes. Docker and Kubernetes sho...
I've seen references to using the mainline kernel on these boards For example in the wiki: If you are using H3/H5/H2+ series board with mainline kernel, the easier way is using npi-config. Or when I google around it seems like there's some discussion of this in the Armbian threads (https://forum.ar...
mnxford wrote:

Power and data. On Armbian it is used as serial console.
Would prefer to be using the friendlyelec images, for sure :) FA is doing hardware design and minor board related kernel fixes while community of hackers pushes the kernel (hopefully) to the perfection. No maker has resources to fix much of the problems. Their images are on the proof of concept lev...
This is on a nanopi M4 .. no button. However, even with the eMMC out, it still won't boot from those images On M4 you can't boot from SD card when bootable eMMC is inserted. I was already trying to find a solution (on Neo4 but the problem is =) ... but apparently no go. I did get it to boot the arm...
Hold boot button when powering the board otherwise it will boot from onboard flash.
Kyuubrand wrote:
well.. still the same problem... i think that my board have a problem, because install in a new SD, works fine 3-4 days and never work again...i try the ambiam image but wont star... so i dont know...:/

Won't start? Can you get some serial console logs to see why it doesn't?
braincore wrote:
I'm also seeing this problem. In addition, I consistently have to open a new console and kill `mandb` which refuses to exit in order for my apt package installations to complete.

I ran hostapd with Armbian without any problems.
danielwilson654 wrote:
Alternatively, what usb adapters work best?

and scroll down to the "Tested 3rd party hardware"
On most questions, I can't answer since I am not related to FA. Beware a few things. Software and hardware development is sometimes happening in the real-time (because "we want them now" is already too late). This means things were just designed and the first prototype was made and the inf...
1. Initial RK3399 and FA support are decent and you have www.armbian.com Linux for SBCs and a strong community around the project.
4. Check this: https://github.com/ThomasKaiser/sbc-ben ... Results.md
I dont speak chinese :D But after a translation, I see it need a hardware mod :( geez I wont go this road since last time I tried soldering on a board that dense I failed miserably... My Chinese is also not a perfect one :) It doesn't seem to be a very complex problem ... for people who are handy w...
Hi, I'm using my T4 as servers. I would like to have them turn back on after they lost power so I dont have to turn them on after a power lost (happened twice this week...). Is there a way to set that ? Cheers It is written in the wiki but I didn't try that. http://wiki.friendlyarm.com/wiki/index.p...
Kyuubrand wrote:
I do that and... wont boot... i'll try using another SD and a low format

What about readings some docs?
alager wrote:
How can i install x64 distro to nano pc T4, to use the full potential of the device?

You can't install Linux for Intel x64 hardware. Full potential can only be achieved with arm64 (aarch64) distro.
alager wrote:
How can i install x64 distro to nano pc T4, to use the full potential of the device?

Armbian is always 64bit on 64bit capable devices.
Hi guys im a ultra noob in this, so i have some troubles...i buy a nanopi neo+nas, burn the image in SD, and all work fine for a few days, then all services shut down and never start again... so i have to re-burn the image and start all over again, i think that i need to expand all size in SD card ...
konstantin wrote:
I had a Raspberry Pi.

One of the main reasons why we don't provide Armbian for Raspberry Pi is because we don't want to do anything with their typical user base. RPi is a toy and you have no real use case.

Hardware makers have more troubles and have to live with this.
I thought on buying this T4 but now after reading these comments, I might hold back. I was thinking of buying and doing dual boot of desktop os (Ubuntu/Lubuntu/etc) and Android, between SD card and emcc. I also thinking of connecting ESP8266 to do the dual boot selection (set high/low on the BOOT s...
LTolledo wrote:
OK I will try using your officially supported OS and see if things improve...

Probably not since Dietpi is official image + BASH script.

This will work:
Some possibility to load the image from type-c (with rockchip application)? Never tried that but it is possible that it will work. You can install it to the eMMC with our app but you need to start with SD card ... Here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C0Bl0yjESLo you can check boot process and quick...
LTolledo wrote:
Unofficially conceding defeat? :shock:

Maybe after 1 week and no replies to address the problem then I guess I can consider it to be official.... :(

FriendlyARM doesn't provide support for Dietpi. That is official - check the wiki.
I install the application and configure this, but it's fail because TUN interface. sudo modprobe tun modprobe: FATAL: Module tun not found in directory /lib/modules/4.4.138 Some help? Works on Armbian out of the box: https://github.com/armbian/build/blob/master/config/kernel/linux-rk3399-default.co...