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PostPosted: Sat May 14, 2022 12:40 am    Post subject: GenPi64 First Boot Issues - Pi4B (8GB) Reply with quote

I'm having an issue with GenPi64 desktop image (genpi64-arm64-openrc-desktop-alpha9.img.zst) during the first boot on a Raspberry Pi 4B (8GB).

I burned the image to a 64GB SD card using Rufus and I also tried Etcher. During the first boot, it does not resize the filesystem and it does not boot to the desktop. It boots to a command line.

Thoughts? Thanks


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PostPosted: Sat May 14, 2022 11:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Did you have any success with other distros? with the same SD card?

Since it drop you to shell, that usually mean it cannot find root file system. Can you try fdisk -l /dev/mmcblk0 and share its output?

Also, Please share output 'cat /proc/cmdline'
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PostPosted: Sat May 14, 2022 12:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

pingtoo wrote:
Did you have any success with other distros? with the same SD card?

Since it drop you to shell, that usually mean it cannot find root file system. Can you try fdisk -l /dev/mmcblk0 and share its output?

Also, Please share output 'cat /proc/cmdline'


The root system is working fine other than it didn't resize it to fill the card. It just never starts the desktop.

Ubuntu 22.04 and RaspiOS Bullseye both work fine on the same SD card.

I think it might be a firmware issue because this is a newer 8GB Raspberry Pi 4B I just got from a distributor yesterday and alpha9 is quite old.

I can't do any testing at this time as I'm presently using Ubuntu to do a stage 3 install on the SD card.


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PostPosted: Sat May 14, 2022 12:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sorry, I misunderstood, I thought it did not boot in to rootfs. I use a non-desktop (alpha 8, I think) add xfce later.

Not sure about firmware difference, I thought 4GB and 8GB only different in memory size. I know 8GB use a newer rev board.

Good luck with the stage3 build.
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PostPosted: Sat May 14, 2022 3:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

pingtoo wrote:
Sorry, I misunderstood, I thought it did not boot in to rootfs. I use a non-desktop (alpha 8, I think) add xfce later.

Yeah, the system booted into run level 3.

Something weird is going on, I'll test it again either later tonight or tomorrow so I can provide more detail. It would be nice to see where it is failing.
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PostPosted: Sun May 15, 2022 1:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ok, I've done some more testing, this time with a different SD card. I'm getting a different error on this 128GB card than the 64GB card from earlier testing.

genpi64-arm64-openrc-desktop-alpha9.img.zst

During boot..

Code:
* Starting autoexpand-root ...
* No sentinel detected: consider deleting autoexpand-root from boot runlevel
* The binfmt-misc module needs to be loaded by the modules service or built in.


Unlike last time, despite entering runlevel 3 like before, I am unable to login at the command prompt. I get a critical PAM error.
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PostPosted: Sun May 15, 2022 4:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've reached out to the boys on the discord server and I'm going to be getting some help there when one of the devs recovers from a migraine. He did say, however, there are some issues with the autoresize script.

For giggles, I tried the openrc-lite image and it works fine on all my SD cards.

desktop image on my 64GB card doesn't resize, doesn't launch desktop, but still allows me to login. desktop image on my 128GB card doesn't resize, doesn't launch desktop, and will not let me login, gives me a critical PAM error.
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