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Re: Banana Pi M1

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edragon wrote:Please advise the steps to install the Kodi software on top of the DietPi.
Not possible at the moment, GPU support is not implemented on our image for the M1.

The following images are Kodi ready, with full GPU support:
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Re: Banana Pi M1

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Is it too difficult?

I came across this info. Wetek Play already have support of this Mali-400MP2 GPU in WeTek OpenELEC / Kodi Installer.

Refer: http://kodi.wiki/view/WeTek_Play

In KODI, it is stated as follows:

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.

Refer: http://kodi.wiki/view/Android_hardware# ... violator-0

Hope it can be done. :)

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Re: Banana Pi M1

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Hello!

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on this board, and it seems that the one mentioned by the thread creator is somehow dangerous (?), and for sure is outdated.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?

Thanks!

Tom
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Re: Banana Pi M1

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Hi,

I don't think there is an official image for your board available. However you could try the following if you have time to play around. No grantee that it will work
  1. Setup the available Armbian image for Bananapi M1 https://www.armbian.com/bananapi/
  2. if this is running, try to setup DietPi using this guide https://github.com/MichaIng/DietPi/issues/1285
Pls let us know if a solution is working. This could help others if they hit by similar situation. Your DietPi Team
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Re: Banana Pi M1

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Awesome, thanks!

I assume I am supposed to pick "Buster", not "Bionic". I'll let you know how it went.
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Re: Banana Pi M1

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Buster image should be fine
Pls let us know if a solution is working. This could help others if they hit by similar situation. Your DietPi Team
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Re: Banana Pi M1

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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!
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Re: Banana Pi M1

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So just to recap, you downloaded the Armbian Buster image and set it up. Once running you used DietPi magic script to install DietPi on top. Right?
Pls let us know if a solution is working. This could help others if they hit by similar situation. Your DietPi Team
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Re: Banana Pi M1

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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.
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