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Banana Pi M1

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Hi Fourdee,

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.

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johnvick wrote:Hi Fourdee,

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.
Hi John,

Excellent, thanks for letting me know.

Did you use the DietPi BRi Pro image (A20 ARM) for this?
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Re: Banana Pi M1

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Hi Fourdee,

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 :)

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johnvick wrote:Hi Fourdee,

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 :)

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Hi John,

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):
http://dietpi.com/downloads/binaries/AR ... m1plus.bin

And copy it to /boot/script.bin. After a reboot, it will be loaded.
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Re: Banana Pi M1

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HI Fourdee,

Tried this but the system wouldn't boot - changed back and all OK. I've powered it down for the time being.

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johnvick wrote:HI Fourdee,

Tried this but the system wouldn't boot - changed back and all OK. I've powered it down for the time being.

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Hi John,

Apologies. I had a quick look through ARMbian source code to try and see which fex is applied. Unable to find it so far.

I think this might do it, if we assume the M1 was the 1st BPi produced: http://dietpi.com/downloads/binaries/AR ... nanapi.bin
Might be best to verify with ARMbian, just to be sure.
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Re: Banana Pi M1

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Hi Fourdee,

Boots and just updated to 128 - looking good so far - thanks.

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johnvick wrote:Hi Fourdee,

Boots and just updated to 128 - looking good so far - thanks.

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Hi John,

Excellent, the M1 must of been the 1st BananaPi board. Maybe it didn't have M1 in its name back then, hence bananapi.bin looks like the correct fex.
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Re: Banana Pi M1

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Hi Fourdee,

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.

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Re: Banana Pi M1

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Thanks for making a good and efficient OS.

Would be testing it out soon on my Banana Pi M1 version.

Please advise the steps to install the Kodi software on top of the DietPi.

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ED. :)
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