boot dietpi on USB HD using a tinkerboard

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zer0cool
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boot dietpi on USB HD using a tinkerboard

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I was able to get dietpi to boot off of a USB hard drive using an SDCard install of tinkeros. however, doing this breaks the Ethernet connection when dietpi boots.

I'd rather give the axe to tinkeros and use dietpi to give the instruction to boot from hard drive. Any ideas of what I would change to tell it to boot off of sda2 ?
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Joulinar
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Re: boot dietpi on USB HD using a tinkerboard

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Hi,

Many thanks for your question. I don't have your board but found this on Google

https://tinkerboarding.co.uk/forum/arch ... -1272.html
Pls let us know if a solution is working. This could help others if they hit by similar situation. Your DietPi Team
zer0cool
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Re: boot dietpi on USB HD using a tinkerboard

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Joulinar wrote: Sun Jul 19, 2020 1:15 pm Hi,

Many thanks for your question. I don't have your board but found this on Google

https://tinkerboarding.co.uk/forum/arch ... -1272.html
This is what I did to get dietpi to boot from the hard drive, but for whatever reason ethernet doesn't work upon boot, starting with the time sync not working. when i go into the dietpi config and reset the ethernet it will work, but the setting is gone upon a reboot.

if i can fix that then i am good to go. thanks for your quick response.
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Joulinar
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Re: boot dietpi on USB HD using a tinkerboard

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Hi,

you could do a reboot and have a look to journalctl + dmesg afterwards, to check for error messages related to Ethernet interface. What does ip a gives you after reboot?
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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