Installing Hass.io onto Ondroid XU4 with eMMC


#1

Hi … First off I’m not a coder or programmer a just bloke with enough knowledge to mess things up so bear with me, please :wink:

I’ve been running HA on an old SBC for a few months and was getting frustrated with some lag/response time issues with the board.

I purchased an Odroid XU4 with a 32Gb eMMC with the Odroid eMMC reader.

I can run the Hass.io install from an SD card but can get zip when I try to install and run from the eMMC.

I have tried resetting the eMMC using the instructions from Odroid and can get Android working from the eMMC.

Feels like I’m missing something pretty fundamental in how I am flashing the Hass.io image on to the eMMC. Any guidance is very welcome.

Thanks

John


#2

I have the same hardware, but run it in docker under ubuntu. You should be able to just burn the hassos image onto the emmc using etcher. Just as you would with an sd card.


#3

Yes I was thinking that. I’m using the official ODroid eMMC reader and the latest balenaEtcher but when I power on all I get it the solid blue light (no ‘heartbeat’), no output to screen and no IP.

Should I be placing the image into a specific folder on the eMMC or just letting it image the whole card.

I’m thinking that it’s something to do with the boot area for the eMMC??? Am I wiping that out when I write the Hass.io image?


#4

Etcher takes the image and writes the unpacked filesystem onto the emmc. Everything you need to boot is on it. Just follow the instructions, especially the static IP setup section.


#5

Noted Thanks Will retry.

(FYI - For the IP I have the ODroid’s registered on my Mikrotik RouterOS as a static IP)


#6

Did that work? Just so I know next time I try a complete re-install…


#7

No Even with the USB connected all I get is the steady red and blue LED. No boot.


#8

have o tried that mate? https://forum.odroid.com/viewtopic.php?f=53&t=6173


#9

Yep but no luck.

I can create Ubuntu, Ambrian etc images and boot, load and run so the board and memory is definitely OK

It seems that Hasss.io just won’t load from a eMMC? Unless there’s any other input I guess I’ll have to do as @nanobra1n has done and run thru Ubuntu and Docker