Congratulations! You made it this far.
There are three steps left before starting geth.
1. Network configuration
You need to assign a fixed IP address to your RPi.
Just execute the ethbian-net.sh
and fill in the fields.
Alternatively you use the raspi-config
tool or edit config files.
Once finished - restart the box and check its IP address.
This is a good moment to log in to your router and forward port
to the newly assigned IP address.
2. Prepare your SSD drive
Connect the SSD drive to one of the "blue" USB ports.
If you want to create a single partition of maximum size (recommended)
or remount your partition after upgrading Ethbian just run
If you want to do that manually - just create a partition and mount it to the /mnt/ssd directory.
Once mounted, create the /mnt/ssd/datadir subdirectory and change its owner to the eth user.
When finished - restart the box and check if the disk is mounted to the /mnt/ssd
3. Upgrade geth binary
To be sure you're running the latest geth version - just execute the
command. That's it.
4. Switch to 64bit kernel
Because of memory allocation problem with the latest Raspbian and RPi4
you should switch to 64bit kernel. iIf you don't - when fully synced,
geth will crash every couple of minutes/hours causing your Pi to hang eventually.
Just run the ethbian-64bit.sh
Your system is ready now.
To start geth: sudo systemctl start geth
To run geth on startup: sudo systemctl enable geth
Now, give geth a couple of minutes and check the /var/log/syslog
If you can see some errors related to the SSD drive - take a look at this