i have finally gotten the final parts to hook my raspberry pi 4 B 4Gb , RPi4B4
and i am about to run through the directions to boot from USD/SSD
i am following the post viewtopic.php?f=63&t=277413&start=150#p1690538
and have changed critical to stable in the eeprom update
sudo rpi-eeprom-update -f /lib/firmware/raspberrypi/bootloader/stable/pieeprom-2020-06-15.bin
rebooted, etc and run
(new people, like me, that post has it all written out exactly the way you need it. and maybe answers to this post will update it a bit)
SO ! it seems there was a decent amount of eeprom "stable" updates in the time between then and now: my output read as follows:
Dedicated VL805 EEPROM detected
*** UPDATE AVAILABLE ***
BOOTLOADER: update available
CURRENT: Mon 15 Jun 2020 01:36:19 PM UTC (1592228179)
LATEST: Thu 16 Jul 2020 03:15:46 PM UTC (1594912546)
FW DIR: /lib/firmware/raspberrypi/bootloader/stable
SO ! i'm gong to run
sudo rpi-eeprom-update -f /lib/firmware/raspberrypi/bootloader/stable/pieeprom-2020-07-16.bin
and hope it works out ok; but i'd like some advice on 2 things
1) should i run an earlier one like 2020-07-13 which i saw a firmware date mentioned, here ? i don't know what other ones were in between june 15th and now.
2) what other things can i update manually and how (what text commands and procedure ala the linked post) ? i noticed hippy and sismeiro mentioning things called
'raspberrypi-kernel', 'raspberrypi-bootloader' and 'raspberrypi-kernel-headers' as well as libraspberrypi-bin, libraspberrypi-dev, libraspberrypi-doc, libraspberrypi0 and rpi-eeprom
so i was wondering what other files i'd have to manually open and change to stable and run commands on.
interestingly the upgrade and update (full update afterwards only installed a superfluous file called 'rpi-eeprom-images' and said i could run 'sudo apt autoremove' to remove it, but i left it anyway) did not install the latest eeprom, even thouh i had previously changed critical to stable (even before the update and upgrade because i had tried it before unsucessfully beforehand. my wifi wouldn't find and connect to the regular band of the router, and i had to switch to the 5G one to get and keep a stable connection that is constantly detected and connected to)
sorry for the text block, i try to be concise as possible, or thorough. or both.