I’ve been using the Volumio 3 x86 build on a old laptop for a few weeks and it’s been great - but it’s a borrowed laptop so I need a longer-term solution. Enter the Raspberry Pi.
So I’ve bought a new Raspberry Pi 3B (the Pi 4 doesn’t work well with my Audiolab M-DAC, another story…) and it appears to start up fine with the flashed Volumio 3 image on a new 16GB micro SD card flashed using BalenaEtcher. During the start-up process the display shows “resizing the filesystem on dev/mmcblk0p3 to 12830372 (1k) blocks.” Then after a couple of minutes I can log into Volumio and use the web interface. All OK so far.
I then shut Volumio down, wait a minute and restart the Pi, after which it never boots from the memory card. I get “mount: mounting /dev/mmcblk0p2 on /mnt/imgpart failed: Input/output error” and various other errors indicating that the partition seems unreadable. The only solution is to reflash the memory card, but the error always happens again after the first restart of Volumio.
I am running the Pi off a third party power supply (5V 3A) with a good quality micro USB cable and no indications of under voltage, although I guess I can’t be 100% certain of the reliability of this.
I tried a different (32GB) micro SD card and it also fails, but with a different error.
Here’s a link to some screen shots: https://photos.app.goo.gl/4g8FqSd8Mw9ZuS2v9
Anyone seen this or got any suggestions? The failure might be at the hardware level, I guess, but I thought I’d ask before getting a new power supply.