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by RoccoJones
Tue Sep 03, 2019 1:27 pm
Forum: Raspberry Pi OS
Topic: Is the B+ too old for Raspian?
Replies: 12
Views: 894

Re: Is the B+ too old for Raspian?

SD card can be got from anywhere these days. Supermarkets, office supplies, camera shops, ………... I usually use 16GB Sandisk A1 or bigger, currently using 128GB on a Pi4 The A1 is the important bit, that means designed for lots of little read/writes. If you only use it for a server, try PiCore and a...
by RoccoJones
Mon Sep 02, 2019 11:11 pm
Forum: Raspberry Pi OS
Topic: Is the B+ too old for Raspian?
Replies: 12
Views: 894

Re: Is the B+ too old for Raspian?

Oh that's just great! I tried burning a new image, but it keeps booting the old system! So I guess it is worn out. I ran badblokcs and got Pass completed, 7707648 bad blocks found. (0/0/7707648 errors) So what I'm trying to say is I guess I need a new SD card, but I'm not sure how to shop for one fo...
by RoccoJones
Mon Sep 02, 2019 5:50 pm
Forum: Raspberry Pi OS
Topic: Is the B+ too old for Raspian?
Replies: 12
Views: 894

Re: Is the B+ too old for Raspian?

Ah, well that's what capturing the partitions is for. That doesn't account for the boot sector though, does it?
So, Buster it is. Is there any reason I shouldn't use Buster Lite? Like I said, it's main role is as an NFS server, but I can always install that after, can't I?
by RoccoJones
Mon Sep 02, 2019 4:30 pm
Forum: Raspberry Pi OS
Topic: Is the B+ too old for Raspian?
Replies: 12
Views: 894

Re: Is the B+ too old for Raspian?

Why do I need another SD card? I don't think my old one's been overused (though it would explain a few things. How can I confirm?)
by RoccoJones
Mon Sep 02, 2019 3:58 pm
Forum: Raspberry Pi OS
Topic: Is the B+ too old for Raspian?
Replies: 12
Views: 894

Is the B+ too old for Raspian?

I have a B+ and I installed whatever the Raspian was 2 years ago on it so I could use it as an NFS server. I haven't done an apt-get upgrade in a while, so I just did, then I got a bunch of seg faults. I tried fixing this and that, and in the end, I can't even ssh in because it just says "Connection...
by RoccoJones
Sat Feb 10, 2018 7:01 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Starts with wrong IP address
Replies: 3
Views: 3062

Re: Starts with wrong IP address

B.Goode wrote:
Sat Feb 10, 2018 6:45 pm
Have you tried using raspi-config to configure startup to wait for the network to be ready before proceeding?
Yes, it looks like was already set. I guess it defines the "network" as different from "DHCP lease".
by RoccoJones
Sat Feb 10, 2018 5:57 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Starts with wrong IP address
Replies: 3
Views: 3062

Starts with wrong IP address

Sometimes when I start, the "My IP address is" message usually (but not always) indicates that it thinks its address is 169.254.71.143. That's not even close to my WAN or LAN address. I think this is why mounting the NFS out of fstab fails. However, sometime after it starts, it seems to have the cor...
by RoccoJones
Wed Mar 01, 2017 4:46 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Can a B+ reliable receive at 1+Mb/s in 64kb chunks?
Replies: 7
Views: 1081

Re: Can a B+ reliable receive at 1+Mb/s in 64kb chunks?

Why are we talking about power? Incidentally, I did need a hub, even though I allowed for maximum current in the config.txt. However, I think the problem has nothing to do w/the R.Pi B+ that runs the NFS server , but the R.Pi 3 that runs the NFS client . If I try to mount the fs on a Ubuntu laptop t...
by RoccoJones
Mon Feb 27, 2017 4:21 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Can a B+ reliable receive at 1+Mb/s in 64kb chunks?
Replies: 7
Views: 1081

Re: Can a B+ reliable receive at 1+Mb/s in 64kb chunks?

I'm not sure I understand these figures. Should I be looking at the "Download" column or the "LAN" columns? In any case, it seems to indicate that the B+ isn't up to it and I'd need at least a 2 B for this job. Is that right?

BTW, why do I see tests w/USB3s? I didn't think any Pis had USB3.
by RoccoJones
Mon Feb 27, 2017 3:51 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Can a B+ reliable receive at 1+Mb/s in 64kb chunks?
Replies: 7
Views: 1081

Re: Can a B+ reliable receive at 1+Mb/s in 64kb chunks?

Actually, I meant 1Megabyte/second (or mebibyte or whatever they're calling it these days). I did it by taking the size of the TS file of a 1080i recording, and dividing it by the running time. But now that I think about it, 1Mb/s sounds kinda low. I probably miscalculated. I think it should be more...
by RoccoJones
Sat Feb 25, 2017 7:47 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Can a B+ reliable receive at 1+Mb/s in 64kb chunks?
Replies: 7
Views: 1081

Can a B+ reliable receive at 1+Mb/s in 64kb chunks?

My question might be based on specious reasoning, but this is how it goes: I have a RPi B+ running Raspbian, which I'm using as an NFS server. Now I also have a RPi 3 which has a TV tuner. It saves the recordings it makes to the an HDD on the B+ through NFS (yes, through a USB hub). Unfortunately, i...
by RoccoJones
Thu Feb 23, 2017 6:29 pm
Forum: Raspberry Pi OS
Topic: Can't send e-mail through postfix
Replies: 1
Views: 429

Re: Can't send e-mail through postfix

I should have said "mj" is not a user on the system, so I don't understand why it thinks it should be.
by RoccoJones
Tue Feb 21, 2017 12:14 am
Forum: Raspberry Pi OS
Topic: Can't send e-mail through postfix
Replies: 1
Views: 429

Can't send e-mail through postfix

I want to have postfix running so smartd can send me alerts. A lot of articles I'm reading seem to think it's straight forward, but I keep getting cryptic errors. My main.cf: smtpd_banner = $myhostname ESMTP $mail_name (Raspbian) biff = no append_dot_mydomain = no readme_directory = no smtpd_tls_cer...
by RoccoJones
Sun Feb 05, 2017 10:20 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Can't mount NFS through cmdline.txt
Replies: 3
Views: 2489

Re: Can't mount NFS through cmdline.txt

NTFS? For NFS? Is that the reason I can't mount at boot-time but can post-boot-time?
by RoccoJones
Sun Feb 05, 2017 9:25 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Can't mount NFS through cmdline.txt
Replies: 3
Views: 2489

Can't mount NFS through cmdline.txt

I'm told I should be able to mount an NFS on the /storage directory with boot=UUID=A5AD-A5ED disk=NFS=192.168.1.105:/mnt/mainhdd/ quiet as my cmdline.txt file, but when I start the Pi, it just tells me that it can't. I'm just in a ro shell and I can't see any log information or any other feedback, s...
by RoccoJones
Sat Jan 21, 2017 11:38 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Which OS to run NFS server *and* a few other things (B+)
Replies: 7
Views: 1309

Re: Which OS to run NFS server *and* a few other things (B+)

OK, so assuming nothing better comes along, I'll give Raspbian another go. According to https://www.raspberrypi.org/downloads/raspbian/ I can choose a big image or a little image. Do you think the small one would be adequate?
by RoccoJones
Sat Jan 21, 2017 9:57 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Which OS to run NFS server *and* a few other things (B+)
Replies: 7
Views: 1309

Re: Which OS to run NFS server *and* a few other things (B+)

I don't remember the exact problem. I just remember trying to do some customizations that I thought were pretty routine, but Raspbian couldn't handle them. One of them could have been in connection with lirc.
by RoccoJones
Sat Jan 21, 2017 8:31 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Which OS to run NFS server *and* a few other things (B+)
Replies: 7
Views: 1309

Re: Which OS to run NFS server *and* a few other things (B+)

When I first tried Raspbian I switched to OpenELEC in a matter of minutes. I trust it is more reliable for other roles. I haven't got the hang of what distinguishes systemd from its peers. However, I've known about BSD for about 25 years but don't even know what it looks like. Maybe this is my oppor...
by RoccoJones
Sat Jan 21, 2017 6:10 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Which OS to run NFS server *and* a few other things (B+)
Replies: 7
Views: 1309

Which OS to run NFS server *and* a few other things (B+)

I have a B+ and I want to run an NFS server on it through a USB HDD, but I also want to be able to monitor the drive's health, and run /sbin/badblocks on it from time to time, and maybe even a RAID later. I can find a lot of information about how to do the server, but not much about anything else. W...
by RoccoJones
Fri Apr 01, 2016 1:19 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Could my problem be too much drain on the USB?
Replies: 2
Views: 551

Re: Could my problem be too much drain on the USB?

As I mentioned, I've already enabled max current. However, now that I've bought a powered hub and plugged it all in, my Pi is working again, so I guess it's pretty clear that it was a load problem.
by RoccoJones
Thu Mar 31, 2016 12:27 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Could my problem be too much drain on the USB?
Replies: 2
Views: 551

Could my problem be too much drain on the USB?

I already have a hard drive attached to it and have increased the allowable current drain to the maximum to accommodate it. But now that I've installed a Hauppauge 1191 WinTV-HVR-955Q TV tuner in it, it seems to work very poorly (close to not at all) until I restart it w/out the tuner. I was recomme...
by RoccoJones
Wed Feb 03, 2016 1:58 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: What hardware should I get to make a PVR?
Replies: 12
Views: 2788

Re: What hardware should I get to make a PVR?

Bin the ariel? Maybe it's different for DVB-T, but when I just had rabbit ears, I lived in a 3-channel universe. I spent a lot of dough to put one on my roof and now I get about 15 (plus all the French ones). What's wrong w/my current one? TV's in N. America are 50Ohms. Is there a problem connecting...
by RoccoJones
Tue Feb 02, 2016 12:35 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: What hardware should I get to make a PVR?
Replies: 12
Views: 2788

Re: What hardware should I get to make a PVR?

If I could, I wouldn't be here.
by RoccoJones
Tue Feb 02, 2016 1:32 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: What hardware should I get to make a PVR?
Replies: 12
Views: 2788

Re: What hardware should I get to make a PVR?

Wait.... DVB-T? Isn't that incompatible w/N. American standards?
by RoccoJones
Thu Jan 21, 2016 12:38 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: What hardware should I get to make a PVR?
Replies: 12
Views: 2788

Re: What hardware should I get to make a PVR?

Ok, a B+ can easily keep up, eh? Thanks. I'm remember about 15 years ago when I was capturing the output from a video camera's USB connection and the quality was the pits--you needed to use the Firewire connection to get a proper capture. It's making me wonder if USB 2.0 can handle the bandwidth req...

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