Any advice on installing to eMMC on NanoPC-T4?

    • OMV 4.x
    • Any advice on installing to eMMC on NanoPC-T4?

      HI

      I know this might be more suitable on FE's forum, but its quite quiet on there and I thought maybe someone here can maybe give me some pointers?

      Im trying to install OMV to ECC but really cant work out what to do next, or what Im doing wrong.

      Ive used the image in on this forum, and its installed and running fine from SD, but "nand-sata-install" doesnt seem to work, as it says done, but then still afterwards it just boots into the OS that was preinstalled on the ECC when shipped.

      There isnt an eflasher image for OMV on FE's site, and I cant work out how I could make my own. If anyone has successfuly installed OMV to ECC on a T4, and love to hear how you did it, or if anyone has any suggestions on things to try or read up on I'd really appreciate it.

      Thanks
    • I don't know what's now on the eMMC since my NanoPC-T4 was an early developer model. But in case there are a bunch of partitions on the eMMC then nand-sata-install might install to the wrong partition and afterwards Android gets started from another partition.

      I would boot from SD card, then wipe the eMMC and then try again. Do an armbianmonitor -u after nand-sata-install has finished and provide output here in case it still doesn't work.
      No more contributions to this project until 'alternative facts' (AKA ignorance/stupidity) are gone
    • I had tried both the OMV UI and also fdisk via SSH and neither worked so assumed I wasnt fully wiping the drive, as it consitantly shows as only being 14Gb in size, when its 16gb I assume

      There is 2gb showing in /dev/zram1, which I guess must be it, however it doesnt make sense to me, as I assumed it would have to show as a seperate particion on /dev/mmcblk?

      Anyway Ive tried a few times tonight, all times I get a No.5 option to update ECC, and it says complete and then nothing on reboot without SD.

      When I reboot on SD and then inspect the storage it shows tht only 2 x boot (Drives?) have been created, and none of the 3 particions showing on the all working SD card

      Armbian -u link is ix.io/1LDF. Does anything stick out to anyone?

      Thanks in advance for any help

      (Below 16gb Disk is ECC, 32Gb is SD Card)

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      Welcome to ARMBIAN 5.85 stable Debian GNU/Linux 9 (stretch) 4.4.178-rk3399
      System load: 0.32 0.09 0.03 Up time: 1 min
      Memory usage: 3 % of 3810MB IP: 192.168.1.127
      CPU temp: 48°C
      Usage of /: 12% of 7.4G


      Last login: Wed Jun 12 23:35:33 2019 from 192.168.1.112


      root@nanopct4:~# fdisk -l
      Disk /dev/ram0: 4 MiB, 4194304 bytes, 8192 sectors
      Units: sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
      Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 4096 bytes
      I/O size (minimum/optimal): 4096 bytes / 4096 bytes

      Disk /dev/mmcblk1: 14.6 GiB, 15634268160 bytes, 30535680 sectors
      Units: sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
      Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
      I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
      Disklabel type: gpt
      Disk identifier: 501FFAC5-9629-4C0F-BD8B-28D0C52497EC

      Disk /dev/mmcblk1boot1: 4 MiB, 4194304 bytes, 8192 sectors
      Units: sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
      Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
      I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes

      Disk /dev/mmcblk1boot0: 4 MiB, 4194304 bytes, 8192 sectors
      Units: sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
      Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
      I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes

      Disk /dev/mmcblk0: 29.7 GiB, 31914983424 bytes, 62333952 sectors
      Units: sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
      Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
      I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
      Disklabel type: dos
      Disk identifier: 0x7c9732cf

      Device Boot Start End Sectors Size Id Type
      /dev/mmcblk0p1 32768 163839 131072 64M 83 Linux
      /dev/mmcblk0p2 163840 15500000 15336161 7.3G 83 Linux
      /dev/mmcblk0p3 15500001 61710591 46210591 22G 83 Linux

      Disk /dev/zram0: 50 MiB, 52428800 bytes, 12800 sectors
      Units: sectors of 1 * 4096 = 4096 bytes
      Sector size (logical/physical): 4096 bytes / 4096 bytes
      I/O size (minimum/optimal): 4096 bytes / 4096 bytes

      Disk /dev/zram1: 1.9 GiB, 1997836288 bytes, 487753 sectors
      Units: sectors of 1 * 4096 = 4096 bytes
      Sector size (logical/physical): 4096 bytes / 4096 bytes
      I/O size (minimum/optimal): 4096 bytes / 4096 bytes
      root@nanopct4:~# armbianmonitor -u
      System diagnosis information will now be uploaded to ix.io/1LDF
    • JrJr wrote:

      as it consitantly shows as only being 14Gb in size, when its 16gb
      That's correct and the difference between drive manufacturer measurements (16 'GB') vs. real capacities (14.x 'GB'). Just do a web search for difference between mb mib.

      As for the log you provided. That's the nand-sata-install.log part:

      Source Code

      1. ### nand-sata-install.log:
      2. Wed Jun 12 22:34:55 UTC 2019: Start nand-sata-install.
      3. Wed Jun 12 23:41:04 UTC 2019: Start nand-sata-install.
      And as you see there's nothing. So please head over to Armbian forum and complain. I stopped contributing to Armbian for exactly this reason: no quality control whatsoever, no consensus on project goals. The whole project is just getting bigger and bigger trying to create an unmaintainable mess.
      No more contributions to this project until 'alternative facts' (AKA ignorance/stupidity) are gone
    • JrJr wrote:

      suspicious of the ECC size was due to there being 1.9gb in the ZRAM drive
      ZRAM is a compressed block device in memory defaulting to half the size of the available RAM. Just use a simple web search for zram. It's not related to any real storage like the eMMC on your board (ECC is something different BTW).
      No more contributions to this project until 'alternative facts' (AKA ignorance/stupidity) are gone