Update bricks aarch64 on Pi 4

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Update bricks aarch64 on Pi 4

Postby frednet » Wed Sep 16, 2020 12:07 am

I'm following this tutorialhttps://archlinuxarm.org/platforms/armv8/broadcom/raspberry-pi-4 to install Arch AArch64 on a Raspberry Pi 4 but the first time I update it bricks the system. The problem I get is the system installs and boots up but when I run a system update the next time I reboot I get the system freeze with the four colour bootscreen in a frozen state.
I'm wondering if the problem is due to a message that asks if you want to
replace libutil-linux with core/util-linux-libs

Is anyone else experiencing this issue? I've tried replacing the contents of 'boot' from the original tar.gz file and I can then reboot successfully but it screws up the kernel drivers as the keyboard stops working so I can't log in to fix it properly.
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Re: Update bricks aarch64 on Pi 4

Postby dhaines » Wed Sep 16, 2020 4:25 am

I had the same on a 3B+ and am still in recovery from it.
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Re: Update bricks aarch64 on Pi 4

Postby tristess » Wed Sep 16, 2020 7:36 am

Hello,

I am not sure that this is exactly the same issue I faced, but the latest update of raspberrypi-bootloader which is raspberrypi-bootloader 20200915-1 also "bricked" my Pi. When I rebooted, it remained on the rainbow screen.

I solved the issue by manually reverting to version raspberrypi-bootloader-20200911-1-any.pkg.tar.xz which I found on this "unofficial" rollback machine here : http://tardis.tiny-vps.com/aarm/package ... pkg.tar.xz

I just unzipped it and overwrote the content in the boot partition.

So it looks that this latest update is bricking some Pi's (mine is a Rpi 4B 4G)

Hope it helps.
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Re: Update bricks aarch64 on Pi 4

Postby acorbi » Wed Sep 16, 2020 8:59 am

I can also confirm that the latest update for the raspberrypi-bootloader (15th september) makes the pi4 unbootable.
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Re: Update bricks aarch64 on Pi 4

Postby graysky » Wed Sep 16, 2020 2:11 pm

Please try raspberrypi-bootloader-20200916-1 when it hits the mirrors. It contains a fix by upstream, see: https://github.com/raspberrypi/firmware/issues/1467
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Re: Update bricks aarch64 on Pi 4

Postby 2c982m9 » Wed Sep 16, 2020 4:50 pm

raspberrypi-bootloader-20200916-1 does not fix this for me on rpi3b+; I had to go back to 20200901-1 for now.
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Re: Update bricks aarch64 on Pi 4

Postby frednet » Wed Sep 16, 2020 5:48 pm

Thanks for the help, your fix worked perfectly!
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Re: Update bricks aarch64 on Pi 4

Postby dhaines » Wed Sep 16, 2020 6:07 pm

3b+ remains just as broken for me as well.
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Re: Update bricks aarch64 on Pi 4

Postby ncguk » Wed Sep 16, 2020 6:22 pm

A clean install on a Pi 4 with 1GB of RAM updated via pacman to bootloader 20200916-1 does not boot for me. Stuck at the rainbow square boot screen.
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Re: Update bricks aarch64 on Pi 4

Postby graysky » Wed Sep 16, 2020 7:49 pm

ncguk wrote:A clean install on a Pi 4 with 1GB of RAM updated via pacman to bootloader 20200916-1 does not boot for me. Stuck at the rainbow square boot screen.


I can confirm the same behavior for aarch64 but not for arm7h on RPi4. https://github.com/raspberrypi/firmware ... -693638255

See the upstream issue: https://github.com/raspberrypi/firmware ... -693699215
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