I recently found out about balenaOS and I think it could be an excellent fit for my embedded project. I’m looking to use the Raspberry Pi Compute Module 3+ (32GB for development, probably 8GB for production). I have looked at the balenaFin, but for my project I need it to be very small (to fit in a 2-gang electrical box), so I think I ultimately have have to design my own board.
That being said, for development I bought the Waveshare Compute Module PoE board, since it has all the features I need (PoE primarily) and I’m trying to get balenaOS up on it. I can run the standard Raspbian from raspberrypi.org) fine on it, but balenaOS never boots up, the HDMI monitor turns on, but there’s nothing on the screen, it never shows up on the network.
It’s very possible I’m doing something wrong, or it’s simply not supported, but I figured I’d start here to see if anyone has had success with this set up.
Here’s a link to the board: https://www.waveshare.com/wiki/Compute_Module_PoE_Board.
I don’t have experience with Yocto, and I can’t find any Yocto overlays for this board, but since the Raspbian build works I assumed it wouldn’t be too hard to get balenaOS to work.