Just installed DietPi on this device and pleased to report it works. I did all the updates and it is running v127. I hooked up a 120 GB HD to the SATA port and this works fine also.
Not sure if this will be my third Diet Pi device (XU4 and Pi2 the others) as it has been very stable running Bananian and I have a lot running on it - I have reinstalled all my stuff on the XU4 so it is my backup machine in case the XU4 fails.
I know you don’t have one of these so if you want me to run any tests let me know.
I used DietPi_v127_BananaPiPro-armv7-(Jessie). I have since installed a few things, lighttpd, MySQL, phpMyAdmin all working well as it seems very fast compared to Bananian but Bananian had a lot installed. Might just keep it running DietPi for a while
You’ll need to get the correct .fex (converted to .bin) file, to prevent possible overvolting and damage to your M1. The .fex contains various power settings, memory clocks etc specific for your device, applied during boot.
Download this file (M1+, but should be fine for M1 also): (ADMIN EDIT: Removed outdated link)
And copy it to /boot/script.bin. After a reboot, it will be loaded.
When I got it it (Christmas 2014) was known as the Banana Pi as it was the only model in the range then, a nice device especially with an SSD on the SATA port. I’t running well on DietPi - uptime of almost two days now. On Bananian I had it running reliably for two months without a reboot. One of my collection of 5 SBCs having sold off two Pi model B Pis recently. Three run DietPi, one OSMC, one LibreElec.
WeTek Play (also sold as an WeTek OpenELEC edition) is an ARM-based media player device that can currently run either Kodi on Android or on Linux, both using official first-party firmware images provided by WeTek and OpenELEC development teams which comes with Kodi pre-installed. WeTek Play is also one of the first Kodi based set-top box devices that have support for integrated ATSC and DVB TV-tuners, which are currently fully functional via plug-and-play under Android and Linux in combination with Tvheadend PVR backend or VDR PVR backend and its matching PVR client addon for Kodi.
Sorry for resurrecting this dead old topic, but that’s exactly what I wish to discuss.
I have an old Banana Pi M1 board and wish to make a use of it (a backup server using rsync via ssh). I feel that the last resort is to use DietPi, otherwise everything else I tried is simply sluggish.
I cannot find a suitable download to run DietPi on this board, and it seems that the one mentioned by the thread creator is somehow dangerous (?), and for sure is outdated.
Any hints where do I find an image I could try?
I used Buster image (Minimal, it was tricky to find).
Two broken SD cards later, I run Armbian and DietPi, I think this is all working.
Except I couldn’t finish installation because I assumed this is going to fit on 2GB card
[FAILED] DietPi-Software | Free space check: path=/ | available=309 MiB | required=500 MiB
[FAILED] DietPi-Software | Install aborted due to insufficient free space
So, in case anyone is wondering just like me, yes, you can install DietPi this way!
Thank you for your help!
That is correct. I didn’t use the default Buster image, but the “Minimal” you can find on the very bottom of that page you suggested.
Then I run the DietPi script. It did show one error in the process - it had something to do with mounting or unmounting /tmp, but like I said, I used too small SD card and that might be the reason for that error. I’ll make sure to write it down next time if it happens again.
I already ordered 16GB A1 SanDisk and will report back when I try that again in next few days.