I have followed this guide: https://support.storj.io/hc/en-us/articles/360026612332-Install-storagenode-on-Raspberry-Pi3-or-higher-version
Everythings works great until i get to this point
I have set the UUID: 968A-CE45 that is for SDA2
After reboot, the rpi is dead. Only way to get it to work again is a format of SD card.
Any hints for me?
I am using it headless by the way.
It cannot be so short. And the case of characters matters! Linux is case-sensetive.
Please, provide the output of the command
sudo blkid /dev/sda2
Do not reboot until you tried
sudo mount -a, it will throw an error, if something wrong, otherwise it will mount the disk and you can check that:
The guide says that i should use UUID, not PARTUUID… I’m not shure
NEVER use exFAT. Please, backup data and format it to
ext4, then restore data.
If this an empty disk - then format it right away, as described in the guide. You must use
/dev/sda2 as a disk in this case.
So this might be the reason for the pi not booting after fstab-edit? I will try to reformat it now, even though gdisk (according to guide) is not found.
You must use only UUID from the output.
If you want to try your luck - you can specify
exfat instead of
ext4 in the
/etc/fstab. It will work, but you will lose your node sooner or later due to power loss, because this FS is not designed to be easy recovered, they simplify a lot. It’s designed for Photo/Video cams, not for intensive data storing/sharing.
You also sacrifice a lot of space, because cluster size on exFAT is big, but stored files relatively small, thus you will waste up to 40% of the space.
You can install it
sudo apt update
sudo apt install gdisk
That seems to be the fix, it rebooted and works now Thanks
I’m guessing this guide is made for someone with a bit more knowledge of linux than me.
I’ve downloaded the identity.zip with the command, can confirm it being in the folder.
sudo apt-get unzip confirms that unzip is already instaled.
Seems the identity was not downloaded.
Could you please, install
sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install curl -y
Then try to download again. You can skip the installation commands.
I would not recommend to generate an identity on Raspberry Pi - it could take week(s).
If you have a PC/Mac, I would recommend to generate it there and then transfer to the disk for data.
If you do so, you should modify the path to the identity in all commands (
/home/pi/.local/share/storj/identity/storagenode to something like
/mnt/storj/storagenode/identity - the folder with 6 files belonging to identity).
Don’t forget to authorize the identity with an authorization token and check it before transfer to the RPI: Identity - Node Operator
The identity binary would not be needed after authorization.