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Pogoplug Pro SATA, Help Needed

Posted by bpohl 
Pogoplug Pro SATA, Help Needed
June 24, 2020 02:50PM
I have a small stable of E02s but this is my first Pro. I've spent a while in this board and have gotten quite a bit sorted on my own and the Pro boots fine off the microSD in the USB, but I'm at a loss for getting the internal SATA to be recognized. I'm not worrying about booting from the SATA (yet), I just want to read it as a data disk.

I'm using Debian-4.14.180-oxnas-tld-1-rootfs-bodhi.tar.bz2 and I tried using the DTB from this thread, https://forum.doozan.com/read.php?2,101694,101719#msg-101719 but switched back to the one in the rootfs archive when I realized it would be a later version.

I've attached the console boot log where I let it go until it started looping on trying to reset the interface, then unplugged the the SATA drive to let it finish booting.

Any suggestions?
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Re: Pogoplug Pro SATA, Help Needed
June 24, 2020 04:53PM
bpohl,

> I've attached the console boot log where I let it
> go until it started looping on trying to reset the
> interface, then unplugged the the SATA drive to
> let it finish booting.
>

It might be a bad SATA cable. When you plug in SATA before booting, it should already be recognized bt u-boot before the kernel started. But it was not.

-bodhi
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Re: Pogoplug Pro SATA, Help Needed
June 24, 2020 05:09PM
Forgot to add:

My current_envs.txt is attached.

I have a dedicated "CD-ROM" cable re-pinned for my USB-to-TTL so I always use the serial console on new 'plugs.

Yes, I tested the drive on my laptop before putting it on the 'plug.
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open | download - current_envs.txt (3 KB)
Re: Pogoplug Pro SATA, Help Needed
June 24, 2020 05:13PM
Bodhi,

Thanks for the reply. My last post crossed yours "in the mail."

You are right. I tried only the drive, not the same SATA cable. I'll go get another that I can verify.

I'll let you know.
Re: Pogoplug Pro SATA, Help Needed
June 24, 2020 06:29PM
Um, no mention of drive power. I would be curious of how the drive is being powered, in addition to the data cable.
Re: Pogoplug Pro SATA, Help Needed
June 24, 2020 06:40PM
LeggoMyEggo Wrote:
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> Um, no mention of drive power. I would be curious
> of how the drive is being powered, in addition to
> the data cable.

Right! It could be that.

-bodhi
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Re: Pogoplug Pro SATA, Help Needed
June 24, 2020 06:51PM
Yup. Hardware problem. It may have been either that the case I was using didn't allow the data cable to fully connect, as I found out when using a different data cable, or it could have been power. The power supply I use for testing is for hard drives but has an old Molex 4-pin connector and the 4 to 15-pin pigtail may have had an intermittent problem.

Either way, it is working now so thanks.
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