I have the exact same issue… It won’t boot if the external HDD is connected, i need to power off, disconnect the external HDD, power on, wait a few seconds and re-plug the HDD, every time i want to perform a reboot.
After some research, i came across a threat on wiki.Odroid that mentions this, i believe it could be linked to an older version of the boot loader. Haven’t had time to try it out though but here’s a link:
Update version from 20201020 is uploaded. The firmware can be updated in the Petitboot itself by running the command ‘pb-update’, or you can download firmware file from spiboot-20201020.img and copy it to your SD card as spiboot.img.
HDMI black issue is improved for certain display devices, internal bug of the Petitboot is fixed.
Boot failure when a certain USB storage is attached is improved.
SD card boot failure is fixed after rebooting on ODROID-N2Plus.
Highly appreciate this Jappe. Will have a look into this! if anybody else has any experience with this tho. Please let me know as I am not too comfortable with odriod devices(it was on my closet for over 1 year since I discovered android TV).
Btw Jappe do you know in wich file I should add the CONFIG_BOOTDELAY=… ?
Should I add a line to “dietpi.txt” or rather “config-6.0.13-meson64”
Quick update, Just flashed CoreElec on another SD card, and Odroid boots fine with external HDD plugged in.
Definitely something on the software side of DietPi, also something strange happened today…
My router updated itself and DietPi lost internet connection… Had to unplug my Odroid from power source and reconnect again, it still wouldn’t connect to internet … Tried this 3 times ( each time panicking i would corrupt my SD card installation) after the 3rd time I decided to put my CoreElec SD card to debug and see if it would grab internet and it did. I power off my Odroid plugged in my Dietpi SD card and booted again, this time it connected to internet with no issues…
This was a strange occurrence, but I though I would share my experience.