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by royhenderson
Mon Sep 23, 2019 6:00 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Network boot of 3B+ with Buster?
Replies: 3
Views: 77

Re: Network boot of 3B+ with Buster?

Brilliant! Thank you so much - I had already commented out the PARTUUIDs but was still failing. Adding your modprobe suggestion was an immediate success and took me through to a login prompt.

Much appreciated!
by royhenderson
Mon Sep 23, 2019 4:39 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Network boot of 3B+ with Buster?
Replies: 3
Views: 77

Re: Network boot of 3B+ with Buster?

.. have done some more debugging today and I think the problem may be in my fstab in the /nfs/client1/etc folder. Watching the boot up messages, I can see a "Welcome to buster" - so that makes me assume the client is contacting the server and getting enough back to try and get started. Further throu...
by royhenderson
Sat Sep 21, 2019 10:50 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Network boot of 3B+ with Buster?
Replies: 3
Views: 77

Network boot of 3B+ with Buster?

Tried configuring network boot using a couple of 3B+ boards and Buster Lite following the guide on this site. It's close but just not quite working. One part which did not match the guide was device table and I'm wondering if this is different for Buster. The point I've reached is that the client lo...
by royhenderson
Sat Sep 21, 2019 10:28 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: RPI4: Why is everything still 32-bit?
Replies: 93
Views: 2225

Re: RPI4: Why is everything still 32-bit?

Both Oracle and Suse offer 64bit images for the RPi - although at this point they are aimed at the RPi-3 rather than RPi-4. However, I am reaching the conclusion that the Pi has become a victim of its own success to some degree. I think it's a brilliant solution for many situations but sometimes its...
by royhenderson
Thu Sep 19, 2019 11:35 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: PoE operations - controlling board start / restart?
Replies: 0
Views: 38

PoE operations - controlling board start / restart?

With regard to the Raspberry PoE HAT on either a 3 or a 4: 1) Any way to connect a Pi to a live PoE Switch without the board booting? 2) After shutting down a PoE Pi, any way to start it up again without disconnecting and then reconnecting the Ethernet cable? The Quattro boards I use have a power ju...
by royhenderson
Thu Sep 19, 2019 11:08 am
Forum: General programming discussion
Topic: the Visual Studio Code - i want to get it to work with the RaspBerry Pi
Replies: 3
Views: 163

Re: the Visual Studio Code - i want to get it to work with the RaspBerry Pi

VS Code supports remote development although at this time you might still need to use the Insider version. I use it on my Mac to work on an RPi-4 and the results are pretty good. You may need to install the remote extensions, then setup ssh to the Pi and you should be ready to edit directly on the P...
by royhenderson
Tue Sep 17, 2019 8:25 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: trying to buy more than 1 pi zero
Replies: 18
Views: 509

Re: trying to buy more than 1 pi zero

It is definitely frustrating! I wanted 4 zeros for a cluster exercise and hit the same problem. My solution was to submit 4 separate orders against 2 suppliers and that gave me what I needed. I think this is one of those situations where there is little point in complaining and that a pragmatic appr...
by royhenderson
Thu Sep 12, 2019 10:00 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Powering multiple Raspberry Pis
Replies: 14
Views: 9684

Re: Powering multiple Raspberry Pis

The Meanwell I am using is the HPR-150-5 which is rated to supply 26A at 5V. I sourced mine from Mouser although other equally-good suppliers are out there. Obviously you still have the issue of cabling to the individual boards which can degenerate into spaghetti when the Tribble effect comes into p...
by royhenderson
Thu Aug 29, 2019 11:50 am
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: A request for a Raspbian schedule
Replies: 4
Views: 354

A request for a Raspbian schedule

Something which has frustrated me for quite some time is the refusal to publish a Raspbian schedule. I am trying to keep this as objective as possible which is why I have deliberately not contributed to the various threads regarding features such as network and usb-only boot support for the RPi 4. I...
by royhenderson
Thu Jun 27, 2019 7:15 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: 64-bit OS for RPi?
Replies: 3
Views: 633

Re: 64-bit OS for RPi?

SUSE have offered a 64 bit build for over a year ...
by royhenderson
Sat Jun 30, 2018 12:00 pm
Forum: Networking and servers
Topic: Advice appreciated regarding FTP server ...
Replies: 3
Views: 451

Re: Advice appreciated regarding FTP server ...

Thanks for the reply Dougie ... sounds like you're basically telling me to stick with the solution I have (using Apache for download) and don't bother using FTP for download?

What I have is working ... just wondered if eliminating the webserver component was a sensible move ...

Roy
by royhenderson
Sat Jun 30, 2018 10:23 am
Forum: Networking and servers
Topic: Advice appreciated regarding FTP server ...
Replies: 3
Views: 451

Advice appreciated regarding FTP server ...

Hi, I would appreciate any guidance based upon experience regarding building a Pi to use as an FTP server. The use-case is: Regular upload (= to Pi) every 5 - 10 minutes from around 15 - 20 clients each sending about 20 small files (= between 1k - 25k each file). Download to iOS app every 5 minutes ...
by royhenderson
Fri Apr 27, 2018 9:45 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Powering multiple Raspberry Pis
Replies: 14
Views: 9684

Re: Powering multiple Raspberry Pis

I use two different solutions:

1) Bitscope Quattro boards

2) Meanwell 5V PSU

Good results from each ...
by royhenderson
Fri Mar 23, 2018 11:01 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: cpuinfo reports Pi3B as BCM2835 ...
Replies: 8
Views: 714

Re: cpuinfo reports Pi3B as BCM2835 ...

.. and here was me thinking you guys were running a recycling scam!

More seriously, thanks for the explanation James - appreciated.
by royhenderson
Fri Mar 23, 2018 10:57 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: stopping for a rest
Replies: 26
Views: 1674

Re: stopping for a rest

Does the 3B+ temperature throttle? You mentioned hitting 80 ... just wondering if some form of cooling might be a solution? I have noticed the my 3B+ boards do seem to run warm even when idling ...
by royhenderson
Fri Mar 23, 2018 10:43 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: cpuinfo reports Pi3B as BCM2835 ...
Replies: 8
Views: 714

cpuinfo reports Pi3B as BCM2835 ...

Why does cpuinfo report my Pi3B as BCM2835 with ARMv7?

I would expect BCM2837 with ARMv8 ...
by royhenderson
Tue Mar 20, 2018 8:04 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Managing multiple Raspberry Pi's
Replies: 6
Views: 4767

Re: Managing multiple Raspberry Pi's

Docker perhaps?
by royhenderson
Mon Mar 19, 2018 6:44 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: 64-bit operating system
Replies: 350
Views: 80207

Re: 64-bit operating system

.. they were the macros to generate Sequential Disk support ... my toy was a 360-25 also with 32k ... I imagine a 3B+ would probably blow it away ...
by royhenderson
Mon Mar 19, 2018 6:18 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: 64-bit operating system
Replies: 350
Views: 80207

Re: 64-bit operating system

@jamesh - my 4GB onboard is not a wish but just the point at which 64bit would start to offer benefit for me ... however, a 2GB now would be of interest - even at a price premium.

@W.H. H - sounds like you might even remember the joys of SDMOD and DTFSD ...
by royhenderson
Mon Mar 19, 2018 1:46 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Looking for 64 bit OS Raspberry Pi 3 b+
Replies: 15
Views: 16825

Re: Looking for 64 bit OS Raspberry Pi 3 b+

Might be worth following Tumbleweed ...
by royhenderson
Mon Mar 19, 2018 11:55 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: 64-bit operating system
Replies: 350
Views: 80207

Re: 64-bit operating system

There are 64bit SUSE versions out there ... I had one running on the 3B with no problems ... if you really want 64bit then you might want to look there ... Haven’t tried yet on the 3B+ but planning to soon ... however, until we see a Pi with more than 4GB onboard then benefits for me are limited ......
by royhenderson
Sat Mar 17, 2018 11:40 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: pi3b+ needs a beefier power supply than the pi3b
Replies: 61
Views: 14746

Re: pi3b+ needs better power supply

I have been using BitScope Pi-Quattro boards to try and reduce the whole mess of individually powered boards ... I presently feed each BitScope board from a 24V 4A PSU and that comfortably runs 4 x RPi3B 24x7. Have not yet tried the 3B+ but hopefully it will take a block of 4 with no issues. I have ...
by royhenderson
Fri Mar 16, 2018 10:09 pm
Forum: Networking and servers
Topic: Name format of network boot folder?
Replies: 2
Views: 336

Re: Name format of network boot folder?

Thanks Dougie - appreciated!
by royhenderson
Fri Mar 16, 2018 10:06 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: No anti-static bag for 3B+?
Replies: 47
Views: 7044

Re: No anti-static bag for 3B+?

.. all my previous RPi have been supplied in anti-static bags.
by royhenderson
Fri Mar 16, 2018 9:31 pm
Forum: Networking and servers
Topic: Name format of network boot folder?
Replies: 2
Views: 336

Name format of network boot folder?

Looking to try configuring network boot ... when creating a separate boot folder for each client (based upon the client serial number) does the folder name match the full reported serial number complete with leading zeros or are leading zeros dropped when deriving the folder name?

Thanks ...

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