I haven’t had the energy to play around with trying to get alpine or void to run on the Odroid N2+, for now I’ve been playing with Manjaro, as I had the SD prepared anyway.
I’m glad to see that both the Odroid N2+ and the Raspberry Pi 3 have vlan support. It was as easy as adding links using the
ip command. For alpine on the pi 3, I had to also install vlan and modprobe 8021q (vlan support is IEEE 802.1Q for those unfamiliar)
I didn’t do anything crazy yet, just set the switch ports on my new Zyxel XGS1210-12 in trunk mode and left native vlan enabled, set static ips on the virtual interfaces on the SBCs and tried pinging and ssh-ing via the new vlan. After that I disabled the native vlan and only left the port in trunk mode, to make sure the things actually use the vlan tagging and not the native vlan and ssh still worked, but the ping on the native vlan port’s IP address didn’t work, so all good.
I’m still salty that I can’t access the SSH interface on this switch, even though it is running a SSH server.
I’ll probably start preparing my switch to fully utilize vlans now, in preparation for my future infrastructure. I’ll need to get the RockPro64 going soon. Unfortunately, while testing to get alpine or void working on the Odroid n2+ on the SD card I wanted to use with the RockPro64, I discovered that my 2GB SD card is throwing out I/O errors in dmesg, so it’s probably on its way out.
I only have 4x 2GB microSD cards, one is the one above about to die, the other is running Alpine on the Pi 3 splendidly, one serves as my /boot device on my Pi 4 main desktop, to get me into the 256GB M.2 SSD / partition, and the last one has a backup copy of an old version of Raspbian (debian 8 I think) that I kept just in case I wanted to use it to update the firmware on my Pi 4 and other rpis.
Then I have 2x 64GB and 1x 32GB microSD cards that I used to store photos and videos on my phones and tablets along the years. And I don’t like being excessive with the storage if I know I am not going to use it, but I don’t have other uses for those uSD cards. I have 2x 16GB SD cards left, one in my Pi 2 running Void, one that was originally running Void on the Pi 3, but that now has Manjaro on the Odroid N2+ for testing.
I will probably repurpose the Raspbian SD card for the RkPr64 if it doesn’t throw the same errors that the other 2GB SD card is showing. Those things have to be probably 20 years old by now. I know for certain that one of the 64GB SD cards I have is about 8 years old and I had the 2GB SD cards back in the days when I had a Samsung SGH-F210 phone and earlier than that. I really miss that phone, it had just 1GB internal memory, so all my music had to go on the 2GB SD card.
I’m not sure I have the energy to work on this project tonight, I absolutely hate messing with the networking when I need internet access to search manuals and wikis. A second computer would have been god-sent. And while I do use phones from time to time when it becomes necessary, because I screw things up, I don’t like using phones because they keep locking up when I need them to stay awake so I can read the dang screen. Changing the settings to turn off the screen later, and back when I’m finished with it is a pain.
I’ll see if I can do anything while I listen to a downloaded podcast or something, I’ll need to open all the pages I need before I start breaking stuff.