New install on Pi 4 loses ethernet connection

  • Hi,


    I just followed instructions for installing at https://github.com/OpenMediaVa…ing_OMV5_on_an%20R-PI.pdf


    I have a new Pi 4 4GB with new 128GB SD and copy of buster, all installed as per instructions including SHA check, formatting, h2testw, and Etcher.


    After running the installation "wget" command and rebooting, the Pi can't be reached by ssh and is unresponsive to a ping. I have reserved the IP in DHCP so that isn't the problem either. I am connected by ethernet. The left LED is flashing green, right is solid orange. My router is quite old, a Linksys E2500.


    I am a relative Linux noob (I work in IT though) so have no idea where or how to start troubleshooting this. Can someone please suggest where to start?


    Many thanks,

    -Diarmaid

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  • Solution: The router needs to be rebooted.


    After re-flashing my card with Raspbian buster lite I still couldn't SSH to the Pi. Restarted the router and SSH connected. Then I installed OpenMediaVault and couldn't SSH after the installation completed and the Pi had rebooted. Restarted the router again and the web interface came up.

  • Solution: The router needs to be rebooted.


    After re-flashing my card with Raspbian buster lite I still couldn't SSH to the Pi. Restarted the router and SSH connected. Then I installed OpenMediaVault and couldn't SSH after the installation completed and the Pi had rebooted. Restarted the router again and the web interface came up.

    Interesting. Who makes the router and what model is it?

  • Not sure I understand what you're saying. Maybe you're not understanding what I'm saying so I'll rehash:

    I had reserved the ethernet connection in DHCP already so it has the same IP, and the MAC never changes.

    1. Installed Raspbian. SSH works.

    2. Installed OMV. Rebooted. Network failed to come up, I even tried setting it in raspi-config to wait for network to come up during boot.

    3. Hmm. Can't get to SSH or OMV admin site. Can't ping. Can login at server command line console but don't know Linux enough to start debugging. Did I do something wrong? Let's start over.

    4. Wipe SD card and reinstall Raspbian.

    5. Try SSH. STILL doesn't connect!

    6. Router reboot. Able to connect. Aha!

    7. Install OMV & reboot. Network failed again.

    8. Reboot router. Bingo! OMV admin site comes up :)

    Has been stable ever since.

  • I had reserved the ethernet connection in DHCP already so it has the same IP, and the MAC never changes.

    1. Installed Raspbian. SSH works.

    (Normal)

    2. Installed OMV. Rebooted. Network failed to come up, I even tried setting it in raspi-config to wait for network to come up during boot.

    (This can happen, but it's usually do to a very short DHCP lease period. The lease times out and, after a reboot, a new address is given. But this should NOT happen if a static lease is assigned at the router, that has been verfied.)
    3. Hmm. Can't get to SSH or OMV admin site. Can't ping. Can login at server command line console but don't know Linux enough to start debugging. Did I do something wrong? Let's start over.

    (Abnormal)

    4. Wipe SD card and reinstall Raspbian.

    5. Try SSH. STILL doesn't connect!

    6. Router reboot. Able to connect. Aha!

    (This is what makes me believe the router is at fault. You shouldn't have to reboot the router to get it to assign the right address.)

    7. Install OMV & reboot. Network failed again.

    8. Reboot router. Bingo! OMV admin site comes up :)

    Has been stable ever since.


    The question I'd ask is, have you rebooted OMV again? Do it in the same way, as in a hard reset with power disconnected from the R-PI.

  • The question I'd ask is, have you rebooted OMV again? Do it in the same way, as in a hard reset with power disconnected from the R-PI.

    Yes I've rebooted the Pi many times since with power disconnect. No problem coming online again.

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