You need to boot by a method that your current firmware supports in order to update to a firmware that supports a native SSD boot.
This means that you need and SD card, although you might possibly be able to Network PXE boot from a DHCP / NFS server. (The SD card is the method that would be cheapest and least technically challenging).

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Giles replied to the topic 'How Update Kstars on Astroberry RPi4' in the forum. 4 months ago

I agree, I feel I should have two images, one for testing the latest version, and another for trying to do astronomy with. There are far too many glitches / changes of operation with version updates for both INDI and Kstars that doing regular updates to something that already works isn't such a good idea. Especially when imaging time is limited.

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Giles replied to the topic 'How Update Kstars on Astroberry RPi4' in the forum. 4 months ago

The way the HDMI works on the Pi is that if it is already booted up and you then connect a monitor then you just see a blank screen.
I have found it necessary to have the screen connected and powered up, and then turn on the Pi - you should see something on the screen even before it finds the boot image.

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Giles replied to the topic 'ESATTO 2 Focusing Hangout' in the forum. 5 months ago

Yes, I confirm I had the same issue with the SestoSenso2 driver, I'm not going to update my system to 1.9.0 until someone works out what went wrong, I think it might be as a result of changes to Ekos, as I have not found a specific commit with the driver that could cause this.

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Giles replied to the topic 'ROR observatory - IT advice needed' in the forum. 6 months ago

I don't think you are at the stage where you need anymore equipment other than cables and perhaps a USB hub.

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Giles replied to the topic 'ESATTO 2 Focusing Hangout' in the forum. 6 months ago

I had something similar with the SestoSenso2 driver from latest git. I reverted to Stable and now it works.

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Giles replied to the topic 'Astroberry Connectivity Help' in the forum. 6 months ago

When you connect via Ethernet you will get an IP address in the subnet of your home network, this is typically an address beginning with 192.168.x.y.
In order to connect via the Ethernet you need to find out what IP address it was given, you should check your Internet router, which also usually hosts your DHCP server which hands out IP addresses to clients on your network. It might have a configuration page which allows you to see the current DHCP leases that are active on your network.
 

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I'm pretty sure that this is an issue with interaction with the latest Kstars / SestoSenso2 INDI drivers from nightly / git.

I was finding that during the Autofocus routing was moving the focuser, but didn't appear to be updating the absolute position of the focuser, so the Autofocus routing reports that it is moving the focuser by 250 steps... and then it just hangs, never getting to the point where it starts to attempt an image capture.
Manually moving the focuser 250 steps and manually taking a capture was working.

I've just properly re-applied the Astroberry stable image and everything is working again (with the same INDI config files).
 

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I'm not so sure, the issue was that when I went "AutoFocus" the only output I got was "Focusing Outward by 250 steps", it didn't even try to capture an image after that.
However, if I manually moved the focuser and manually captured an image then I could try and focus.

Seeing was terrible by the way, low cloud / light fog, so it wasn't an opportunity to capture any quality subs anyway.

I also tried unchecking Focus from the scheduler, but it still appears to try to focus.

All this with stable and also (in the video) checkout from git and compile.

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perhaps tell me why I'm not able to focus here:

youtu.be/SseVPLXj4Dk

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I have had various issues, with various devices scanning serial ports. My advice is to ensure that you hard code all serial devices via their appropriate /dev/serial/by-id/ symbolic link and disable the serial port scanning.

Also if you have a GPS - configure GPSD to the appropriate serial port and disable automatic serial scanning there as well.
 

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I use this one:
thepihut.com/products/argon-one-m-2-raspberry-pi-4-case

I use it as it accepts a M.2 SATA SSD, which were particularly cheap at the time, and it improves performance quite a bit over a normal SD card. I also like it as all ports now go to one side, which helps with cable management.

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Yes, I would like this functionality.

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