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unable to mount root fs on unknown-block(179,2) This is a very straightforward message, except that it is couched in terms of the kernel's major/minor device numbers; if you search down that list for "179 block" you'll find it refers to "MMC block devices", and the minor number (2) to a partition, counting from 1, 0 being the (1st) card itself (you can see ...


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Found out, that the reason for the hanging dpkg process was a hanging call to sync in two post-installation-scripts: raspberrypi-kernel.postinst and raspberrypi-bootloader.postinst, both located at /var/lib/dpkg/info/. After remounting root-fs using the sync option (mount -o remount,sync,rw,noatime /) and commenting out every call of sync in both scripts, I ...


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From the putty console output you have given it seems not to be a fault of the upgrade. You get a kernel Oops just on reading the package list from apt update. The apt full-upgrade will come after that. Updating the package list will only get it from the internet and write it to the SD Card, nothing more. There weren't made any changes to the operating ...


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Is it possible to run Raspberry Pi 3 with a 64-bit kernel and 32-bit user space? Yes. Some pre-built images have this ready to go: Crazyhead90's Raspbian Stretch Lite and Desktop 64-bit images (Pi 3, 3B+) sakaki's Raspbian Buster Desktop 64-bit image (Pi 4) usually running this "hybrid" configuration would break the package managers, but I'm not worried ...


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