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Unread post by Amitsabharwal77 » Fri Aug 02, 2019 8:29 am

I ordered Odroid H2 recently.

I connect it with HDMI to my Television and power ON the device. But it displays nothing. 

1) So I need to install any OS compulsary in this to operate?
My friend ordered SD Card based odroid and it worked for him without installing any OS.

2) Do I need any external storage compulsary apart from 16 GB eMMC chip that I buy with my H2 device to operate or it has some basic storage available with it?

Please help !

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Unread post by odroid » Fri Aug 02, 2019 8:49 am

Did you install a compatible SO-DIMM DDR4 memory?
https://wiki.odroid.com/odroid-h2/hardware/ram
Otherwise, the H2 board will not start the BIOS.

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Unread post by Amitsabharwal77 » Fri Aug 02, 2019 11:57 am

No.. do I need to buy this separately?
I buy only 16 GB eMMC card. What is difference between this and DDR4 memory?
And where I can buy this DDR4?

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Unread post by odroid » Fri Aug 02, 2019 12:12 pm

Right. You have to buy it separately.
The eMMC is a non-volatile media to store the OS and software for example Linux/Ubuntu/Debian or Windows.
OS and application software runs on the volatile memory DRAM (DDR4) like normal PC or Laptop computers.

Search Amazon or Google with the part number in this compatible RAM module list.
https://wiki.odroid.com/odroid-h2/hardw ... am_modules

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Unread post by Amitsabharwal77 » Fri Aug 02, 2019 8:50 pm

Can I use 1 single DDR4 or I need to buy 2 of same RAM?

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Unread post by odroid » Fri Aug 02, 2019 8:57 pm

Normally, a single DDR4 SO-DIMM must be okay.
If you plug two modules, you will have around 10~20% of performance gain when you run some GPU/Video intensive workloads thanks to the dual channel wider data bus width.
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Unread post by aw_ » Fri Aug 02, 2019 11:27 pm

No, it needs to be an SO-DIMM. There are are verified modules here: https://wiki.odroid.com/odroid-h2/hardware/ram

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Unread post by Amitsabharwal77 » Sun Aug 04, 2019 3:36 pm

Finally I got this one. Hope this is fine

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Unread post by Amitsabharwal77 » Sun Aug 04, 2019 3:48 pm

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Samsung 4 gb so ddr4
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Unread post by Amitsabharwal77 » Sun Aug 04, 2019 10:48 pm

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Also I checked there is no OS installed. Can you please confirm as I see Boot Menu only.

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Unread post by dlu » Mon Aug 05, 2019 1:26 am

What seems to be the problem? You haven't installed an OS yet, right?

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Unread post by mad_ady » Mon Aug 05, 2019 2:56 am

The H2 emmc is sold blank, since there are a ton of operating systems you can choose from.

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Unread post by odroid » Mon Aug 05, 2019 10:56 am

This OS installation guide might be helpful.
https://wiki.odroid.com/odroid-h2/start#installation

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Unread post by Amitsabharwal77 » Mon Aug 05, 2019 10:52 pm

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I have flashed ubuntu into usb as in guide above.
Now it gives me options in screen in boot. Which to choose..
I have emmc card and 2 ×4GB DDR4 RAM.

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Unread post by Amitsabharwal77 » Mon Aug 05, 2019 10:53 pm

Also how I can check if emmc is installed correctly from this menu

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Unread post by Amitsabharwal77 » Tue Aug 06, 2019 12:57 am

I get options to install ubuntu.. I did install but it does so on my usb and not on emcc module. How to fix this.
I re attach emmc as well..
How to check if it is connected fine and if there is any option in boot to check that??
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Unread post by mad_ady » Tue Aug 06, 2019 3:27 am

Run the installer from usb. It will prompt you and ask where to install ubuntu and it should show the emmc.

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Unread post by odroid » Tue Aug 06, 2019 8:14 am

Can you see any eMMC information on this BIOS menu?
Chipset → South cluster configuration → SCC configuration

How did you plug the eMMC module to the H2 board?

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Unread post by Amitsabharwal77 » Tue Aug 06, 2019 10:41 am

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Yes I connected emmc to board with the pin end attaching the pin end in board beside rtc battery.

I see this in scc configuration.

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Unread post by Amitsabharwal77 » Tue Aug 06, 2019 10:42 am

So is the emmc connected ok?

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Unread post by Amitsabharwal77 » Tue Aug 06, 2019 10:52 am

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Looks like it is installing it on my USB and giving no other option to install ubuntu on.

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Unread post by odroid » Tue Aug 06, 2019 11:11 am

We will check it today.

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Unread post by odroid » Tue Aug 06, 2019 12:15 pm

If the eMMC is correctly detected, you have to see a BIOS screen something like this.
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Please change the interface mode to HS200 from HS400.
Save it and reboot and check the eMMC information.

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Unread post by Amitsabharwal77 » Tue Aug 06, 2019 2:20 pm

Thanks I will check this out today... Meanwhile can you let me know for other options if this does not work like SATA HDD..
So do I need to get some extra Power Cable in addition to SATA cable and attach SATA HDD. And also my Case Type 2 work with this?

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Unread post by odroid » Tue Aug 06, 2019 3:01 pm

To fit into the Type-2 case, you need a M.2 NVMe SSD or eMMC.
If you want to connect a SATA HDD or SATA SSD, you need the power cables with a different type of case.

BTW, did you buy the H2 and eMMC from our web-store directly?
or your local distributor/reseller?

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Unread post by Amitsabharwal77 » Tue Aug 06, 2019 3:10 pm

I buy H2 and emmC from your webstore..
Can you send me link for compatible SATA HDD, SATA Cable and Power Cable

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Unread post by Amitsabharwal77 » Tue Aug 06, 2019 3:10 pm

And is Power Cable needed if I buy SATA HDD and SATA Cable?

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Unread post by odroid » Tue Aug 06, 2019 3:14 pm

Right. You need a power cable since it is not an industry standard one. Sorry about that.
If you want to connect two SSD/HDD, your need to buy 2 sets,
https://www.hardkernel.com/shop/sata-da ... wer-cable/
Many people recommended the WD Red HDDs for much better storage reliability.

Anyway, please try the HS200 eMMC interface mode first once you can.

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Unread post by Amitsabharwal77 » Tue Aug 06, 2019 4:48 pm

Sure thanks will try it today..

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Unread post by Amitsabharwal77 » Tue Aug 06, 2019 10:34 pm

Same issue still..
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Unread post by mad_ady » Tue Aug 06, 2019 10:56 pm

Can you post a picture of your emmc? There were electrical problems with unofficial white emmcs sold a long time ago by Ameridroid.

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Unread post by mad_ady » Wed Aug 07, 2019 2:00 am

It looks ok and should work. See also this thread and try with ubuntu 19.04: https://r.tapatalk.com/shareLink?url=ht ... are_type=t

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Unread post by Amitsabharwal77 » Wed Aug 07, 2019 2:49 am

I read this thread.. but my emmc never gets detected.. I tried reboot several times.. looks that either emmc port or emmc chip is having issue.
Moreover since SATA is the only option left.. can you let me know config of HDD or SSD that is needed or I can buy or any random will work.

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Unread post by Amitsabharwal77 » Wed Aug 07, 2019 10:56 am

Also how to check if Emmc chip or port is having issue?

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Unread post by odroid » Wed Aug 07, 2019 11:04 am

We need to investigate where is the problem.
Could you any clicking/mating sound when you install the eMMC module to the H2 board?
I mean something the eMMC firmly seated it onto the connection.

Any SATA storage devices will work with H2 if you have a proper SATA power and data cables.

Did you buy your H2 and eMMC module from our web-store directly?
Or, other distributor/reseller?

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Unread post by Amitsabharwal77 » Wed Aug 07, 2019 2:32 pm

Yes I heard the mating sound sometimes while trying re- connecting.

Yes I buy from Hardkernel Store both H2 and emmc.

Order Number #HK1907082786

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Unread post by odroid » Wed Aug 07, 2019 3:58 pm

I see.
Our sales team contact you tomorrow.

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Unread post by Amitsabharwal77 » Wed Aug 07, 2019 7:28 pm

Sure will wait for their reaponse as I need to complete my project urgently.
Althought I sent them email as well.
Hope to hear asap.

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Unread post by lsc1117 » Thu Aug 08, 2019 11:52 am

Can you check one more?

What about the ddr50 mode?
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Unread post by Amitsabharwal77 » Thu Aug 08, 2019 12:32 pm

Yes I checked with that as well but it got similar issue.

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Unread post by Amitsabharwal77 » Thu Aug 08, 2019 1:38 pm

Can I get phone number to contact Sales Team.. Probably Skype or Whatsapp..with English support.

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Unread post by odroid » Thu Aug 08, 2019 2:01 pm

Try this phone number: 82-70-8633-5158

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Unread post by Amitsabharwal77 » Sat Aug 10, 2019 12:06 am

Can USB of 8+ GB be used to install ubuntu instead of emcc or SATA ssd?

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Unread post by Mullcom » Sat Aug 10, 2019 3:40 am

Amitsabharwal77 wrote:Can USB of 8+ GB be used to install ubuntu instead of emcc or SATA ssd?
Yes you can. Use one USB stick with installation media and the other USB stick that you install os on.

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Unread post by Amitsabharwal77 » Sat Aug 10, 2019 11:08 am

So if I install it on other USB, so after restart my odroid will my data stay as it is with similar function of emmc or Sata ssd?

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Amitsabharwal77 wrote:So if I install it on other USB, so after restart my odroid will my data stay as it is with similar function of emmc or Sata ssd?
I don't understand the question 100% but. If you use this setup you going to have one USB with is installed system.

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Unread post by Amitsabharwal77 » Mon Aug 12, 2019 12:31 pm

Like if my USB will work similar to emmc like if my system is restarted, will the usb gets all the save session from where I left. I should not start fresh again.

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Unread post by mad_ady » Mon Aug 12, 2019 1:40 pm

Yes, it will work like a hard disk, not like a live cd.

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