I'm running a PXE server that provide the boot files perfectly.

The raspbian jessie start well but the mouse and keyboard doesn't work.

to create the respo, i've done a rsync on a working image mounting dev, sys and proc, regenerate ssh. Ziping it and put it on the server. deleting fstab p1 and p2.

when I run lsusb, I can see the mouse and the keyboard. If I remove them, they disapear.

best regards, Thana

  • Try using Raspbian Stretch with the 4.14.79 kernel.
    – Dougie
    Feb 8, 2019 at 18:00
  • What's the question? How to make USB ports working on a netbooted root filesystem? Maybe it is just a problem of cloning the image and has nothing to do with netbooting.
    – Ingo
    Feb 8, 2019 at 21:47
  • @Dougie Yeah you were right. I was using a september update and with the november it works perfectly. Can you explain why ? (getting the response is good but knowing why I failled is better). Ingo : it's not a cloning trouble, I've done the exact same process now and it works fine. thanks for helping me
    – Thanatheos
    Feb 11, 2019 at 9:44

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In all cases your Raspberry Pi needs firmware, bootcode and a kernel that includes support for your hardware. The easiest way to get that is with the 2018-11-13 (current version) Raspbian Stretch or Raspbian Stretch Lite.

If your hardware is newer than your firmware/bootcode/kernel you may find that re-designed hardware components don't run.

Upgrading to 4.14.79 (current stable kernel) should resolve most of these types of anomaly.

  • ok I i've update the internal kernel, I must use the last one, no easy way to go back. Thank you very much
    – Thanatheos
    Feb 12, 2019 at 8:09

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