Very wise indeed. Only installing to eMMC after this process avoids excess wear and tare on the eMMC.
Since the Odroid N2+ only has 4 GB RAM, using a swap file instead of a swap partition makes sense.
Since I run the Odroid N2+ on a 500 GB USB SSD I have plenty of space for a swap file.
However, running on a USB SSD doesn’t provide HDMI audio, but I use this Odroid N2+ as my compiling for all aarch64 images, etc. so audio isn’t necessary for this use case.
My installation failed shortly after “initialize pacman … copy pacman mirrorlist and keyring”.
This was a re-install on a Pi4 – the original install (a few weeks ago) was successful.
The ‘setup failed’ message was:
/usr/lib/python3.11/lib-dynload/math.cpython-311-aarch64-linux-gnu.so: undefined symbol: _PyModule_Add
File "/usr/lib/calamares/modules/packages/main.py", line 19, in <module>
File "/usr/lib/python3.11/subprocess.py", line 119, in <module>
File "/usr/lib/python3.11/selectors.py", line 11, in <module>