I am proud with what happened today in my workout.
I could have given up because I was not able to get on a machine. IT would have been a legit excuse. But as I was wrapping up my workout, the machines freed up and I was able to get my last workout in and redo my cooldown stretch.
Got the first node running. Kind of interesting in that you need to boot from SD card and configure it to be able to boot from USB. I don’t think you can go completely back where you cannot boot from USB, but you can still boot from SD card unlike older Pis.
Here is how it looks when I tried to boot. This is off another Pi I had
So I was able to have it completely boot from USB and over PoE.
Can’t believe it took me a while to get boot from USB working.
System seems really fast now it is coming from a SATA SSD.
Although I hate the Pi 4 change in power supply and HDMI port, one of its redeeming qualities is the boot from USB (Pi 3B+ does it as well) and have UASP support which makes disks perform better via the USB3 port.
Also today I put together the first node for my cluster
Raspberry Pi 4GB w/ heat sink 62.99
PoE Hat 25.00
Kingston 120GB SSD 24.99
Adapter Cable 8.99
Yikes, cheaper to get a thin client.
The MicroSD card was not needed because I will be booting from USB, but if you were keeping score it was 34.66
The PoE hat fits nicely.
As for the vaccine, I did feel terrible, didnt get much done today.