View Full Version : Run Fedora 27 arm on SSD of Banana Pi

24th November 2017, 07:55 PM
I wanted to move the root partition of Fedora ARM 27 to the SSD attatched to my Banana Pi via eSATA port to speed up the entire system.
However this fails in the very last step of booting - seconds from the finish line.
I see the Login prompt, but then the Bananapi is locked. :rolleyes:

Using the SSD should speed up the machine by a factor of 3 - 10, which is significant.
The brilliant idea is described here in German:
Banana Pi mit SSD betreiben (https://blog.doenselmann.com/banana-pi-mit-ssd-hdd-betreiben/)

Move (rsync to be precise) the _/ root partition of the microSD to an empty partition root_on_ssd.
Tell the boot process to use root_on_ssd.
I did this by directly modifiying the UUID of the external partition in extlinux.conf and grub.conf

root=UUID=<UUID of root_on_ssd partition>

Any suggestions to fix the problem?
According to the boot log the boot process (see Code below) does not finish up.
But I have no clue why, not to talk about an idea of how to fix.

Is changing extlinux.conf and grub.conf (only and directly) the right way?

[root@wolke log]# tail boot.log
[ OK ] Reached target Network.
[ OK ] Started Logout off all iSCSI sessions on shutdown.
Starting OpenSSH server daemon...
[ OK ] Reached target Remote File Systems (Pre).
[ OK ] Reached target Remote File Systems.
Starting Permit User Sessions...
Starting Network Manager Script Dispatcher Service...
[ OK ] Started Permit User Sessions.
Starting Terminate Plymouth Boot Screen...
Starting Hold until boot process finishes up...

P.S.: The regular installation on the microSD runs just fine.

Many thanks for your support,