New disk image for RPI 4B rev 1.5 models

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New disk image for RPI 4B rev 1.5 models

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It turned out the the newest batch of RPI 4B models with revision 1.5 need an updated boot section.

We just released a new disk image that takes care of this. The link to the disk image in "Preparing Hardware" section of the Meteobridge wiki has been updated accordingly.

Link: https://meteobridge.com/wiki/index.php/ ... croSD_card
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you can check you RPi 4B's hardware revision by connecting to the the RPi (e.g. via SSH) and enter the command
cat /proc/cpuinfo
Any Linux derivate will show the info like

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:~# cat /proc/cpuinfo
processor       : 0
BogoMIPS        : 108.00
Features        : fp asimd evtstrm crc32 cpuid
CPU implementer : 0x41
CPU architecture: 8
CPU variant     : 0x0
CPU part        : 0xd08
CPU revision    : 3

processor       : 1
BogoMIPS        : 108.00
Features        : fp asimd evtstrm crc32 cpuid
CPU implementer : 0x41
CPU architecture: 8
CPU variant     : 0x0
CPU part        : 0xd08
CPU revision    : 3

processor       : 2
BogoMIPS        : 108.00
Features        : fp asimd evtstrm crc32 cpuid
CPU implementer : 0x41
CPU architecture: 8
CPU variant     : 0x0
CPU part        : 0xd08
CPU revision    : 3

processor       : 3
BogoMIPS        : 108.00
Features        : fp asimd evtstrm crc32 cpuid
CPU implementer : 0x41
CPU architecture: 8
CPU variant     : 0x0
CPU part        : 0xd08
CPU revision    : 3

Hardware        : BCM2835
Revision        : b03114
Serial          : 100000000d9e1880
Model           : Raspberry Pi 4 Model B Rev 1.4
root@MeteoBridge:~#
the example is for a RPi4B 2 GB hardware Rev. 1.4
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Re: New disk image for RPI 4B rev 1.5 models

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I am setting up Meteobridge on a new RPI 4B, but I can't get the WiFi to work. You say on the 'preparing hardware' page that "If you have trouble in making use of WiFi please try previous v1.3 disk image" ... but that doesn't boot, I guess because of the need for an updated boot section. Will you be updating the 1.3 disk image so we can get the WiFi working? Or is there a fix for the 1.4 disk image? Thanks. Mark.
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Any chance that the Raspberry Pi 400 https://www.raspberrypi.com/products/raspberry-pi-400/ will be supported?
The Raspberry Pi 400 is extremely close to the 4B, mostly a few strings report different values for the machine type/ID.
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bam wrote: Tue Sep 20, 2022 12:35 am Any chance that the Raspberry Pi 400 https://www.raspberrypi.com/products/raspberry-pi-400/ will be supported?
The Raspberry Pi 400 is extremely close to the 4B, mostly a few strings report different values for the machine type/ID.
If you have RPi 400, did you try to start Meteobridge from an image, be it the v1.3 or v1.4 image and see what it gives ?
It might work :wink:
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bam wrote: Tue Sep 20, 2022 12:35 am Any chance that the Raspberry Pi 400 https://www.raspberrypi.com/products/raspberry-pi-400/ will be supported?
The Raspberry Pi 400 is extremely close to the 4B, mostly a few strings report different values for the machine type/ID.
RPI400 is not really suited for Meteobridge as Meteobridge does not work with a local keyboard nor does support a local screen. Meteobridge is designed as a headless appliance for hardware that is dedicated to a single purpose: to run Meteobridge, nothing else. Therefore, we did not build an image for that. If one of the exiting RPI images do for RPIU400 I can't say.
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it would show the whole openWRT startup sequence and related messages on the screen - something for an OS enthusiast but of little use for a Meteobridge user.
You can also see them when you connect a RPi4B during startup to a display.
Technically it could work, but it would be a waste of the resources like the monitor and the keyboard.

Would still be intersting to know if it works technically - the effort is just copying one of the images on a SDcard and trying to start the RPi 400 up with it.

If you happen to have a spare RPi 400 and have no other use of it, why not use it then for MB (if it works - tbd).
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Re: New disk image for RPI 4B rev 1.5 models

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Gyvate wrote: Tue Sep 20, 2022 12:47 am
bam wrote: Tue Sep 20, 2022 12:35 am Any chance that the Raspberry Pi 400 https://www.raspberrypi.com/products/raspberry-pi-400/ will be supported?
The Raspberry Pi 400 is extremely close to the 4B, mostly a few strings report different values for the machine type/ID.
If you have RPi 400, did you try to start Meteobridge from an image, be it the v1.3 or v1.4 image and see what it gives ?
It might work :wink:
It did not work.
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Gyvate wrote: Tue Sep 20, 2022 3:53 pm it would show the whole openWRT startup sequence and related messages on the screen - something for an OS enthusiast but of little use for a Meteobridge user.
You can also see them when you connect a RPi4B during startup to a display.
Technically it could work, but it would be a waste of the resources like the monitor and the keyboard.

Would still be intersting to know if it works technically - the effort is just copying one of the images on a SDcard and trying to start the RPi 400 up with it.

If you happen to have a spare RPi 400 and have no other use of it, why not use it then for MB (if it works - tbd).
Yeah, I was able to buy RPi 400 but not 4B. Out of stock issue for months now. :(
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bam wrote: Wed Sep 21, 2022 10:28 pm Yeah, I was able to buy RPi 400 but not 4B. Out of stock issue for months now. :(
Not sure in which country you live ... I'm located in Germany and here you can get a RPi4B 2GB - for double the price it used to be before the COVID-19 pandemic though (e.g. 125 EUR now). Available. Delivered in two days.
WH4000SE 1.6.4/1 x DP1500/4 x GW1000 1.7.5/GW1100 2.1.4/HP1000SE Pro 1.8.5/2 x WH2650 1.7.5/GW2000 2.1.9
2xMeteobridge Pro [B+R] 14816, RPi4B-2GB/16 release 2850
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Re: New disk image for RPI 4B rev 1.5 models

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Gyvate wrote: Wed Sep 21, 2022 10:47 pm
bam wrote: Wed Sep 21, 2022 10:28 pm Yeah, I was able to buy RPi 400 but not 4B. Out of stock issue for months now. :(
Not sure in which country you live ... I'm located in Germany and here you can get a RPi4B 2GB - for double the price it used to be before the COVID-19 pandemic though (e.g. 125 EUR now). Available. Delivered in two days.
I am in the USA, that country just north of Mexico and just south of Canada. :lol:
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