Building OMV automatically for a bunch of different ARM dev boards

    • tmihai20 wrote:

      I thought OMV 4.x was out for a longer time
      Available? Yes. Officially declared stable? No.

      tmihai20 wrote:

      that some other OMV4.x arm images would be available
      I think tkaiser was waiting for OMV 4.x to be declared officially stable. The update does work well.
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    • Hi,
      I just purchased a banana pi M1+ and have tried to use of the appropriate image file (OMV_3_0_87_Bananapi_4.12.9.img.xz). I used etcher to write the sd card, but the disk does not seem to work.

      I notice that there do not seem to be any files on the sd card when I view it in windows explorer.

      Can you please check that the image file should work? I am pretty new to this.

      Thanks,

      Robert

      The post was edited 1 time, last by whi401: typo ().

    • I downloaded the same image and it creates two partitions - 1 is ext4 64MB, 2 is btrfs 863 MB, the remainder is unallocated. Neither of these are visible on Windows (it can see two "drives" but not the contents), but I can see both partitions no problem on Debian. I don't have a Bananapi to flash, but this might be helpful.

      The post was edited 2 times, last by vinntec ().

    • @whi401: did you safely unplug it? I always do that, especially in Windows. I do not have a BananaPi, I am using any Linux distro to check that the contents is valid. Try not to let Windows take a look at it, it may corrupt it. Safe unplug after it finishes writing, check that BananaPi is set to boot from microSD card and profit.
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    • Thanks for the suggestions. I have used etcher before and have successfully started the bananapi using images I have created.
      I started using bananian and seemed to get omv setup, but the docker-gui would not load and the performance was not great. I am interested trying this optimised iso and thought some user feed back was needed.

      I am currently running armbian 5.38 and have just started to look into setting up omv. I would like to take advantage of this optimised iso because it looks like a lot of work has been put into it.

      When I boot from the sd card that I make the bananapi seems to do nothing at all. The monitor remains blank (unlike when bananian or armbian boot). There are activity lights on the network connector and the hard disk spins, but no signs of life even after 20 minutes or so.

      Maybe the image is for other hardware?

      Thanks for your help so far.

      Regards, Robert
    • whi401 wrote:

      Can you please check that the image file should work?
      Why should we provide images that do not work? Each and every of the images has been tested by me and works flawlessly. OMV is a headless system so I neither know nor care whether you get output on a HDMI display. The board needs to be connected to the network with Internet access and a DHCP server. It will update some packages and then reboot. Then access it using a web browser.
    • Thanks for your help.
      I usually connect a keyboard and leave the monitor connected to the hdmi socket when setting up the system. I find that it is useful to monitor the system information as the computer boots up. I am sure the software developers of other distributions include this display to assist users in monitoring system performance.

      I have found that omv reports the ip address where the web gui can be found, which is quite useful. The armbian server version also provides interesting information, such as cpu temperature and voltage, although it is intended to operate headless. The bananian version I used also caused the on-board led to blink like a heart-beat when it was operating.

      Unfortunately when I saw no helpful information I concluded that things were not going to plan.
    • whi401 wrote:

      I am sure the software developers of other distributions include this display to assist users in monitoring system performance.
      That is valid assumption in the i386/amd64 world but not so much in the arm world. Serial port and jtag output are commonly used. But since armbian does all the hard work, you shouldn't need output at all. If you want the ip address, your router or dhcp server should be able to tell you. From there, everything else important can be done from the web interface or ssh.

      whi401 wrote:

      The armbian server version also provides interesting information, such as cpu temperature and voltage, although it is intended to operate headless
      This is reported when you login via ssh as well.

      whi401 wrote:

      The bananian version I used also caused the on-board led to blink like a heart-beat when it was operating.
      The omv images on most arm boards do this as well.
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