Raspberry 3B+ doesn't boot from USB device in mantic 23.10

Asked by Aurélien Leblond

Hello all,

I upgraded my Raspberry Pi 3B+ from 22.04 to 23.10.
The storage device where the OS resides is a USB hdd.
It is connected to the Pi via a ASMedia Technology Inc. X820.

After the upgrade to 23.10, Ubuntu crashes during boot.

After investigation, I found that if I copy the /boot/firmware folder from an old 22.04 image and replace the content of the Fat32 boot partition of the HDD with its content, Ubuntu boots again.

From the error I get during boot time, it looks like after booting, the USB HDD is not found or the root partition is not mounted properly.
Booting with an SD card and mounting the HDD, I see that no logs in /var/log folder are being updated

What should be my next step to get proper error messages and investigate further?

Thanks in advance,

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Aurélien Leblond (blablack) said :

I kept investigating:
Created a fresh usb stick with 23.10, plugged straight into the Pi, still no boot.
Exact same steps but with 23.04, boot is ok.

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