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by BlowingRaspberries
Mon Jun 11, 2012 8:09 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Sharing a Fat32 USB drive over network
Replies: 2
Views: 1560

Sharing a Fat32 USB drive over network

I'm making a simple server out of my Pi. I have a Fat32-formatted USB hard drive that I want to connect so it is shared over the network. ie. when UserX logs on they see this connected drive as well as their home directory (kinda how Mac OS X works by default). I know I have to create some sort of s...
by BlowingRaspberries
Thu Jun 07, 2012 2:36 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Configuring FTP?
Replies: 8
Views: 7950

Re: Configuring FTP?

Ahh, panic over, don't think I'd got around to doing 'sudo chown [MY USERNAME] /var/www' but thought I had.

This has fixed it.
by BlowingRaspberries
Thu Jun 07, 2012 2:27 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Configuring FTP?
Replies: 8
Views: 7950

Re: Configuring FTP?

Okay, I can now add files to directories within my Home directory but I'm looking to put files in /var/www - this is denied. How can I give myself permissions to FTp to this?
by BlowingRaspberries
Thu Jun 07, 2012 2:14 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Configuring FTP?
Replies: 8
Views: 7950

Re: Configuring FTP?

If OpenSSH is installed you could try sftp or even scp I usually use scp to copy files to and from the pi (and if you setup with no password this is even easier) Ahh, thanks. Connecting with sftp I now get to see my directory structure, so nearly there! However, it doesn't allow me to actually uplo...
by BlowingRaspberries
Thu Jun 07, 2012 1:53 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Configuring FTP?
Replies: 8
Views: 7950

Configuring FTP?

How do I configure FTP so I can upload files from my Mac?

I have OpenSSH server installed but so far can't access the Pi via FTP - connection refused.
by BlowingRaspberries
Thu Jun 07, 2012 9:49 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: First impressions - power, usb etc
Replies: 19
Views: 4549

Re: First impressions - power, usb etc

My set-up's pretty minimalist - Kindle charger (one old HTC one I had seemed not to give quite enough power cause USB not to work well), and a bit of ethernet cable into a router.

That's it.

Use it mostly via a MacBook.
by BlowingRaspberries
Thu Jun 07, 2012 9:13 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Can I SSH into the device without any initial setup?
Replies: 19
Views: 8305

Re: Can I SSH into the device without any initial setup?

Note that there are really two questions implied here: 2) Can I do without ever connecting the usual peripherals (screen, mouse, keyboard) ? The answer to the second question is also "Yes", but my gut feeling is that no one would ever really want to do it that way - and that the question is mostly ...
by BlowingRaspberries
Wed Jun 06, 2012 11:36 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Can't resize my primary Linux partition
Replies: 10
Views: 5200

Re: Can't resize my primary Linux partition

Thanks guys - used the instructions here with the CD card in the Pi.

http://elinux.org/RPi_Easy_SD_Card_Setup

It worked! Now using the whole card.
by BlowingRaspberries
Wed Jun 06, 2012 9:14 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Raspberry pi - is this slow?
Replies: 15
Views: 4962

Re: Raspberry pi - is this slow?

Remember, initially the first boards were supposed to be 'developer releases' really - the huge media/viral/hype machine took over and hundreds of thousands ordered one. I remember years back running SUSE on a Celeron and it was pretty darned slow until I finally managed to get drivers for my Nvidia...
by BlowingRaspberries
Wed Jun 06, 2012 8:55 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Can't resize my primary Linux partition
Replies: 10
Views: 5200

Can't resize my primary Linux partition

Hi, folks. Bit of a newbie question but I'm having trouble resizing my Pi's main Linux partition so I can make the most of my 16GB card (it's currently using just 2GB). I tried good old gparted but it won't allow me to increase the size of the partition at all. What is the bet method to increase the...
by BlowingRaspberries
Fri May 25, 2012 7:38 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: USB port/Hub errors. Keyboard not working.
Replies: 3
Views: 1549

Re: USB port/Hub errors. Keyboard not working.

It's up and running now. Got the error back when mouse and keyboard were attached but finally tried a different mouse and now it's perfect.
by BlowingRaspberries
Fri May 25, 2012 6:56 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: USB port/Hub errors. Keyboard not working.
Replies: 3
Views: 1549

Re: USB port/Hub errors. Keyboard not working.

Same problem with both USB ports free.

Now re-flashed SD again and found a Kindle charger/cable. Error gone! Will now try and boot with a keyboard...
by BlowingRaspberries
Fri May 25, 2012 6:25 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: USB port/Hub errors. Keyboard not working.
Replies: 3
Views: 1549

USB port/Hub errors. Keyboard not working.

Just set up my Raspberry Pi, or tried to. Want to use Debian Squeeze. I've successfully made my SD Card and boot up seems to be happening but I get a whole bunch of error messages about the 'USB hub and USB ports' and the keyboard fails to work when I get to the password prompt. I've tried several n...
by BlowingRaspberries
Fri May 25, 2012 2:01 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: First impressions - Slow, Scary & unfriendly
Replies: 212
Views: 46909

Re: First impressions - Slow, Scary & unfriendly

Just got my RaspberryPi today - it's up and running. I wasn't expecting anything other than a basic Linux machine running at the speed of a desktop PC several generations old and without a GPU driver. I'm a 'semi-technical' user. I'm hoping I can simply get this running as a simple Samba fileserver ...
by BlowingRaspberries
Wed Apr 18, 2012 9:13 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: # of Units Shipped?
Replies: 28
Views: 4439

Re: # of Units Shipped?

Thanks for the background information! I did order on the first day sometime after the servers crashed - guess I'm just impatient and curious as to whether I'm number 3678 or 201,454.
by BlowingRaspberries
Wed Apr 18, 2012 8:27 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: STICKY: Introduce yourself!
Replies: 3580
Views: 138304

Re: Introduce yourself!

<t>Hi Pi fans!<br/> <br/> I'm these days mostly a photographer and graphic designer but have worked in various forms of publishing over the years. I'm one of those arty-farty creative types that loves technology and science - BBC Basic, HTML then Apache and PHP when the web got big, setting up Linux...
by BlowingRaspberries
Wed Apr 18, 2012 8:15 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: # of Units Shipped?
Replies: 28
Views: 4439

Re: # of Units Shipped?

<t>So only 10k when there are apparently 250k orders (and this is going to grow as the Pi is STILL getting masses of mainstream news coverage all over the place) is due to fear of manufacturing errors? It's all a bit of a shame that expertise in large volume manufacturing wasn't sought long before n...
by BlowingRaspberries
Mon Apr 16, 2012 8:35 am
Forum: RISCOS
Topic: RISC OS on Raspberry Pi
Replies: 356
Views: 121875

Re: RISC OS on Raspberry Pi

<t>Great nostalgia, Dave! Still want a Phoebe. Maybe some scamp will put their R-Pi in an old Phobe prototype case.<br/> <br/> My fave guy on the RISC OS scene was actually Charles Moir of CC - he really sank £££ into making the Archimedes a Mac-beater. Impression and Artworks were a real joy to use...
by BlowingRaspberries
Thu Apr 12, 2012 11:02 am
Forum: RISCOS
Topic: RISC OS on Raspberry Pi
Replies: 356
Views: 121875

Re: RISC OS on Raspberry Pi

<t>I would love to see RISC OS on the Raspberry Pi, if only for old times sake. I have a massive affection for this operating system and I feel that, in the context of its time, the RiscPC was just the finest computer ever made by a million miles.<br/> <br/> Even though I'd been forced onto a rubbis...

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