It shows an [OK] but it is eternally hung there. I intend to flash my hard drive with a provided balena image. I read it has something to do with the video drivers. My graphic card is a nvidia quadro m2000. Any suggestions? Thank you!
i dont know any IOT devices that use a quadro M2000
DO NOT FLASH YOUR DESKTOP with a balena image
Thank you for your insights @osde8info. Any reason why I should not do that? Balena encourages so in order to collaborate with the cause. “Pick your spare desktop and go on”, they say. Thank you very much!
Thanks for giving the project a try. Can you provide some more details regarding your current workflow and the device you are trying this on?
Which image have you downloaded, the Generic x86_64?
When do you see the above message?
Thank you @rahul-thakoor. Everything went as you describe in your guide.
I downloaded the generic x86_64 image, flashed it with Balena Etcher into a pen drive. Plug the pen, the PC loads the Balena logo, the PC turns off. Unplug the pen, turn the PC on. Logo again. I pressed an arrow so I could see the command prompt. It goes on and stops at the message "Started Update UTMP about System Runlevel Changes”. Stuck there for hours.
My desktop is a Dell Precision Tower 7810, as it comes.
I had the same problem. When I booted first, it said
could not move mount point: sys/firmware/efi/efivars no such file or directory
A start job is running …
It seemed to hang, so I rebooted the computer and had the same problem as described in the first post.
So I reinstalled using the USB-Stick, but didn’t rebooted the computer when I saw the same message as before. After approx. 3 mins, it said
FAILED to start Resin active root partition mount service
DEPEND Dependency failed for Balena rollback checks health.
A start job is running for Expand resin-data partition
I have a HP Workstation Z210 and used the Generic x86_x64 image.
sorry my bad ! it seems that the balena mktg dept has completely redefined what balena is ! it used to be an OS for IOT devices they now seem to have secretly launched a ‘desktop’ edition that i know nothing about so please disregard any comments i made about desktops i know nothing about how the new balena desktop edition works
Any update on this issue?
I have a Toshiba Tecra i5 laptop and I have the same problem.
I know its not the laptop as this build works fine -
- following the instructions here -
- although the keyboard and mouse don’t work but I can get access through the web interface.
The Balena Cloud version - balena-cloud-Covi19-genericx86-64-ext-2.48.0+rev5-v10.8.0.img - although it looks the same, seems to have an issue.
OK - I had a go at fixing this and I seem to have got it to work (sort of) - the keyboard still doesn’t work - but Hey!! - you can’t have it all!.
I can now see my Toshiba Tecra in the Balena Cloud Desktop and shows up in my Boinc account - result!
If anyone wants to try out my “fix” and maybe improve on it - you are very welcome!
You can get it here-
The linked page does not exist