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Paul Smedley

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Odroid H2+
« on: July 15, 2020, 01:04:21 am »
Hi All,

Any thoughts on the likelihood of getting ArcaOS to boot on an Odroid H2+? https://www.hardkernel.com/shop/odroid-h2plus/

Issues I see:
- No CSM support (conformed on forums), so would need access to a UEFI build of ArcaOS
- possibly no NIC support - not sure if the RTL8125B is supported by the ArcaOS drivers - given the references to adding missing linux drivers, I suspect this is a newer chipset.

However - it does have SATA ports in addition to NVMe.

Not quite as small as a RasPi at 110mm x 110mm x 47mm but still would be pretty cool if it worked.

I'm tempted to order one and see how I go, given that I can always redeploy for other purposes within my home LAN if needs be.

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Re: Odroid H2+
« Reply #1 on: July 16, 2020, 04:27:08 am »
Arca Noae doesn't list support for the network.

https://www.arcanoae.com/wiki/multimac/

I think BSD doesn't have this network driver either, so that doesn't look promising.

https://www.xigmanas.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=15326
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Re: Odroid H2+
« Reply #2 on: July 16, 2020, 05:12:35 am »
Hey Neil

Arca Noae doesn't list support for the network.

https://www.arcanoae.com/wiki/multimac/

I think BSD doesn't have this network driver either, so that doesn't look promising.

https://www.xigmanas.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=15326

Thanks - I found the same in regard to FreeBSD after posting. It seems there is an OpenBSD driver - but I have no idea how similar OpenBSD and FreeBSD drivers are.

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Re: Odroid H2+
« Reply #3 on: July 16, 2020, 03:08:06 pm »
If 110mmx110mm is the size your after, there are also Intel NUC's on the market which uses this kind of motherboards, only fitted with more familiar chips. The NUC's comes in different flavours with different processors and different heights in casing. But it still stays a small package. Problem might be USB3 or the video chip set if not build in the processor. The processor varies from a two kernel two a four kernel setup with different  speeds and more memory than OS/2 can handle.

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Re: Odroid H2+
« Reply #4 on: July 16, 2020, 04:33:39 pm »
Hi

It would be awesome to run ArcaOS on that board.

NVMe will not work, but I guess that with a SATA HDD that issue will be solved. It would be cool to find out if the M.2 port is one fo does dual that supports NVMe and SATA. If so, maybe a SATA M.2 storage card may work

I have some doubts about ArcaOS UEFI experimental support. For what I see it is working to boot ArcaOS from the HDD (once it is installed), but I have some doubts about booting the USB Flash installer. It seems that the UEFI mode also applies to an OS Botting from a USB Flash/pen drive, so I'm not sure if the board does not have CSM support, if it will ever boot the USB flash ArcaOS installer. I haven't tried a DVD install yet. Any thoughts are welcome.

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Re: Odroid H2+
« Reply #5 on: July 16, 2020, 07:54:25 pm »

However - it does have SATA ports in addition to NVMe.

You can also use SATA M.2 boards.

BTW ASRock makes mini ITX and mini DTX boards that almost all support BIOS emulation, although they are mostly sold by the consumer division as mini PC's such as https://www.asrock.com/nettop/AMD/DeskMini%20A300%20Series/index.asp , but their industrial division actually sells most of those as boards as well:

https://www.asrockrack.com/general/Catalog2020.pdf

Turn to page 46 for a mini DTX board with some real power

a mini DTX board is the same with as a mini ITX board but a little longer

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Re: Odroid H2+
« Reply #6 on: July 17, 2020, 02:34:40 am »
- possibly no NIC support - not sure if the RTL8125B is supported by the ArcaOS drivers - given the references to adding missing linux drivers, I suspect this is a newer chipset.
On Realtek site
2.5G Ethernet LINUX driver r8125 for kernel up to 5.6    9.003.05    2020/05/25    68 KB

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Re: Odroid H2+
« Reply #7 on: July 17, 2020, 06:43:45 pm »
I have some doubts about ArcaOS UEFI experimental support. For what I see it is working to boot ArcaOS from the HDD (once it is installed), but I have some doubts about booting the USB Flash installer. It seems that the UEFI mode also applies to an OS Botting from a USB Flash/pen drive, so I'm not sure if the board does not have CSM support, if it will ever boot the USB flash ArcaOS installer.

"Oh you of little faith..."  I wrote that months ago. Works great.

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Re: Odroid H2+
« Reply #8 on: July 17, 2020, 08:46:53 pm »
I have some doubts about ArcaOS UEFI experimental support. For what I see it is working to boot ArcaOS from the HDD (once it is installed), but I have some doubts about booting the USB Flash installer. It seems that the UEFI mode also applies to an OS Botting from a USB Flash/pen drive, so I'm not sure if the board does not have CSM support, if it will ever boot the USB flash ArcaOS installer.

"Oh you of little faith..."  I wrote that months ago. Works great.

Hi Rich.
If you wrote that, I guess I have some problems creating the USB Flash Drive and booting it as an UEFI device because it was not working on my computer with CSM mode off.
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Re: Odroid H2+
« Reply #9 on: July 18, 2020, 01:25:01 am »
If you wrote that, I guess I have some problems creating the USB Flash Drive and booting it as an UEFI device because it was not working on my computer with CSM mode off.

I may have written it but it has not been released yet, so no, you can not boot UEFI using a USB stick currently.