Ok, so here goes. I installed FB on an Atomic Pi SBC, and it has been working well for several months now, but recently, it doesn’t want to boot because of a problem with the BIOS. It seems that the AMIBios on this board has a known issue with trouble booting to preexisting filesystems on microsd card after the RTC has been reset, not sure why. To add to this problem, the Borg backup failed on my install, also not sure why, but I did file a bug report on the matter. So here is what I am thinking to do: Take the files and folders from the (working, non-booting) installation, and place them into a new install on new hardware (I have already ordered a raspberry pi 3 b+ to replace it). Can this be done? Would I be better served to “start over”, just ditching everything and starting again from scratch? I have my domain hosted on this FB install, security certs, pagekite, radicale, minidlna, syncthing, openvpn, mediawiki, and tt-rss. I have already spent quite a bit of time repairing and replacing when this happened several months ago, and would prefer not to have to go through all that PITA again.
I have an FB install that won’t boot because of a bad BIOS.
Steps to Reproduce
Power down & Reboot, not booting.
For the system to boot to my FB install and run normally.
System repeatedly(always, every reboot, shutdown and power up cycle) goes into BIOS settings when it cannot boot.
No need, just a BIOS screen.
- FreedomBox version: 20.9, I think
- Hardware: Atomic Pi
- How did you install FreedomBox?: Installed Debian buster first, then followed instructions for unattended installation.