NCP on a RockPro64

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#1

@nachoparker, I just ordered a RockPro64 and the NAS case. Have you given any though to “officially” supporting that board?

I am still deciding on whether to use Armbian or Ayufan’s Debian images for this purpose. Thoughts?

If I do choose Armbian, do you recommend installing NCP via armbian-config or using your install script?

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#2

I can definitely create images but I don’t own the board, so if you are willing to test the image I can generate one for you

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#3

hey jeffery, what exactly did you order? and how much was it?

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#4

Here it is, please test this image

https://ownyourbits.com/downloads/testing/NextCloudPi_RockPro64_02-11-19/

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#5

Ok, I’ve downloaded it. My Order was supposed to ship today from China. Hopefully I have it in a week or so. Will let you know when I receive my RockPro64.

Thx.

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#6

I ordered the 4GB RockPro64, the NAS case, the Case Fan, the tall heatsink, the 5A power supply, a 64GB eMMC card and the PCI SATA card. All totaled around US $200.

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#7

k. sound like the setup i was thinking about.
i’m curious to get to know about your experiences with it…

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#8

I will let you know. It was supposed to ship from China yesterday so I hope to have it soon.

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#9

@nachoparker I want to test the image, too. Can you provide it for me, please.

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#10

ownyourbits.com/downloads

let us know how it goes

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#11

thanks! I will try it on the weekend.

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#12

@nachoparker It is working like a charme! Great work!
Don’t know if I should open another thread or if can ask here what to do for moving from my old pi to the rockpro with a new hdd.
My thoughts are: full backup the old instance; put the old hdd in the rockpro, mount it and then just restore the backup.

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#13

great! yes, backup and restore sounds good, I think there’s good info here

docs.nextcloudpi.com

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#14

My RockPro64 doesn’t boot up. I md5 checksummed the file and it is proper. I also formatted the SD Card and flashed with Etcher. I tried different RJ45 cables but with no luck. I can hear the drives run but I can’t find the RockPro64 on my network.

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#16

After some trying around with pwr and reset buttons it finally started. But now it is stuck somewhere.

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#17

do you have the same revision as @Christian_Schulte_ge ?

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#18

Do you mean hardware revision? I can’t find what @Christian_Schulte_ge has.

I will look what mine is… Should it be printed on the board itself?

My setup:
RockPro64
2*3TB HDD connected via SATA

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#19

My boards says: “RockPro64 V2.1 2018-07-02”.

I used “dd” like described in the documentation. Like this a white text says: “starting version 232”. I think this is GRUB. When I then push the reset button I see all the text going down to some point where it stucks again.

Do you want me to take a video?

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#20

no need, well this is experimental even in Armbian. Maybe try to install their latest image and get NCP from there

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#21

my version is 2.1 2018-06-06
But I only have one external 2TB HDD on the USB 3 port.

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