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by RonR
Wed Feb 20, 2019 12:35 am
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Explainations on how to install older packages and all their dependencies required
Replies: 4
Views: 504

Re: Explainations on how to install older packages and all their dependencies required

I run PHP5 on Stretch with no problems by doing the following: echo "deb http://mirrordirector.raspbian.org/raspbian/ jessie main contrib non-free rpi" >> /etc/apt/sources.list apt-get -y update apt-get -y install mysql-server mysql-client php5 php5-curl php5-cli php5-mysql php5-gd libmysqlclient-de...
by RonR
Thu Nov 22, 2018 6:25 pm
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: Running Raspbian on USB Devices : Made Easy
Replies: 50
Views: 24280

Re: Running Raspbian on USB Devices : Made Easy

I tried to update the Raspbian once again on the USB flash drive and now it works. I only need to update the Raspbian on the USB flash drive, and this one on the SD card can remain without an update? The boot partition of the SD card is being updated whenever you update the flash drive because the ...
by RonR
Wed Nov 21, 2018 10:40 pm
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: Running Raspbian on USB Devices : Made Easy
Replies: 50
Views: 24280

Re: Running Raspbian on USB Devices : Made Easy

Everything works fine until the kernel update. How to solve this problem? How to solve the kernel update problem in this configuration? I've been through countless kernel updates and have never experienced any problems. I've been running Raspbian only on USB flash drives for years now (with an SD c...
by RonR
Tue Oct 16, 2018 1:20 am
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: vcgencmd get_throttled
Replies: 9
Views: 2724

vcgencmd get_throttled

The only documentation I've found for the command 'vcgencmd get_throttled' is: This returns a hex number in which the following bits may be set: 0: under-voltage 1: arm frequency capped 2: currently throttled 16: under-voltage has occurred 17: arm frequency capped has occurred 18: throttling has occ...
by RonR
Mon Sep 17, 2018 7:37 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Error Expanding Filesystem - Tried all fixes I can find and doesn't work!
Replies: 2
Views: 221

Re: Error Expanding Filesystem - Tried all fixes I can find and doesn't work!

That message is normal and should be ignored. Simply reboot and the filesystem will be expanded (be patient as the expansion process involves an extra reboot that is automatically initiated).
by RonR
Sun Sep 16, 2018 1:18 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: After last updates RPI 3+ hangs on shurdown/reboot if bluetooth off
Replies: 40
Views: 3867

Re: After last updates RPI 3+ hangs on shurdown/reboot if bluetooth off

Add me to the list of those experiencing the problem. Reverting to the earlier firmware + kernel appears to be a work-around for the moment:

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by RonR
Thu Aug 23, 2018 12:10 am
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Cannot resize Raspbian Stretch lite images with Parted
Replies: 29
Views: 8509

Re: Cannot resize Raspbian Stretch lite images with Parted

My guess is there isn't 5.6 GB of space left on the destination SD card or it is formatted vfat which can't create a file larger than 2 GB.
by RonR
Thu Jul 19, 2018 2:41 am
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: Running Raspbian on USB Devices : Made Easy
Replies: 50
Views: 24280

Re: Running Raspbian on USB Devices : Made Easy

What do I need to change to go back to booting and run on my SD card (if I don't want to use the USB flash drive anymore)? How do I return to the original configuration? Simply edit /boot/cmdline.txt and change: root=PARTUUID=????????-02 to root=/dev/mmcblk0p2 I keep two lines in /boot/cmdline.txt ...
by RonR
Fri Jul 13, 2018 6:09 am
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: Running Raspbian on USB Devices : Made Easy
Replies: 50
Views: 24280

Re: Running Raspbian on USB Devices : Made Easy

I suspect the problem is your system is trying to auto-mount the device as soon as you plug it and and exfat isn't supported. The device doesn't need to be (and shouldn't be) mounted prior to running usb-boot. usb-boot will present you with a list of /dev/sdX devices it finds and ask you to select t...
by RonR
Fri Jul 13, 2018 5:46 am
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: Running Raspbian on USB Devices : Made Easy
Replies: 50
Views: 24280

Re: Running Raspbian on USB Devices : Made Easy

MidGe48 wrote:
Fri Jul 13, 2018 5:41 am
What format is needed on the usb device prior to executing the script?
The USB device need not be formatted. The usb-boot script will partition and format the USB device for you.
by RonR
Wed Jun 13, 2018 9:13 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Where's the power button?
Replies: 11
Views: 822

Re: Where's the power button?

The RPi can be started from shutdown state by momentarily shorting pin 5 & 6 ... . A momentary type switch can be used for this. The same switch will gracefully shut down a running RPi with the addition of the following line to /boot/config.txt: dtoverlay=gpio-shutdown Simply wait for the red LED t...
by RonR
Wed Jun 13, 2018 7:10 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Where's the power button?
Replies: 11
Views: 822

Re: Where's the power button?

[EDIT] I did a quick check and acpupsd is not in the RPi repository. However nut is so that looks like a good avenue to explore. :) FWIW, I run NUT on two RPI's: one as the Server connected to a CyberPower GX1325U UPS and the other as a Client. Operation has been totally reliable, giving me about 9...
by RonR
Sat Jun 02, 2018 10:06 pm
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: Running Raspbian on USB Devices : Made Easy
Replies: 50
Views: 24280

Re: Running Raspbian on USB Devices : Made Easy

One thing I had to correct manually is that the /boot mount entry remained as referencing the mmcblk1 device in /etc/fstab. Is the script supposed to modify that? It's best that the /boot mount entry in /etc/fstab references /dev/mmcblk0p1. That's where booting is actually originating from and thin...
by RonR
Sun May 06, 2018 11:33 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: How to Backup your SDcard
Replies: 61
Views: 168258

Re: How to Backup your SDcard

Please, there is some technique to make the creation of img only for OS 8 Gb so that it does not slow so much (55 minutes) If the Ubuntou mate on your SD card consists of two partitions (boot + root) like Raspbian, then image-backup should work and let you create a target image size of your choice:...
by RonR
Sun Apr 29, 2018 9:38 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: How to turn on Pi3B+ with no power switch after shutdown
Replies: 11
Views: 3559

Re: How to turn on Pi3B+ with no power switch after shutdown

So, how do I turn my Pi back on after a shutdown? Simply connect a SPST NO momentary pushbutton switch brtween GPIO header pins 5 and 6 and add the following line to /boot/config.txt: dtoverlay=gpio-shutdown Pressing the button on a running system will initiate a graceful shutdown (shutdown -h now)...
by RonR
Tue Apr 24, 2018 2:14 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Not able to find IP
Replies: 7
Views: 485

Re: Not able to find IP

I tried all above steps. But it sill gives 'Network error. Connection refused.'. Green light light keeps blinking. Does that mean os is still booting? Does green light stays steady after a while? Green LED blinking is simply SD card activity and is normal. I am able to ping IP from command prompt. ...
by RonR
Mon Apr 23, 2018 2:32 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: USB Booting with 2 USB drives
Replies: 8
Views: 763

Re: USB Booting with 2 USB drives

n67 wrote:
Mon Apr 23, 2018 12:25 am
Besides, my post was directed at RonR, not you.

The solution I outlined works reliably regardless of the number of USB devices connected and regardless of whether or not they are bootable.
by RonR
Mon Apr 23, 2018 12:09 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Not able to find IP
Replies: 7
Views: 485

Re: Not able to find IP

Can someone provide some help on how to connect to IP via putty? 1. Using Etcher, write '2018-04-18-raspbian-stretch-lite.img' to an SD card. 2. When Etcher completes. remove the SD card from your PC and reinsert it in your PC. 3. Create a file named 'ssh' in the FAT partition of the SD card. 4. Sa...
by RonR
Sun Apr 22, 2018 6:26 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: USB Booting with 2 USB drives
Replies: 8
Views: 763

Re: USB Booting with 2 USB drives

I am getting my Pi3 to boot Raspbian Stretch OK when I have just one USB drive (an SSD) connected. When I connect a second USB drive it no longer boots, and I think this is because the Pi is trying to boot from the second drive, rather than the SSD. Is there a way to have two USB drivers attacked a...
by RonR
Thu Apr 19, 2018 12:19 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Understanding Micro SD Cards, NOOBS, Booting, Saving
Replies: 19
Views: 3235

Re: Understanding Micro SD Cards, NOOBS, Booting, Saving

Just an update - I've not found this to be a reliable method of booting my Pi 3B+ in my case. I've tried powering them on simultaneously, powering on the external powered HDD first (about a second before the Pi), and vice-versa. Usually it does not boot. Once in awhile it does on second or third tr...
by RonR
Wed Apr 18, 2018 6:32 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: dd of SD Card where Rasbpian is up and running...
Replies: 8
Views: 760

Re: dd of SD Card where Rasbpian is up and running...

HI guys, I was wondering if it is possible to perform dd command of SD card where Raspbian is up and running. Any clues if that will do exact copy as Win32 does? Or some file might be missing as used by system? I am new in Linux... You cannot use dd to copy running media. Sooner or later (more soon...
by RonR
Sat Apr 14, 2018 9:41 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: What Raspberry Pi do I have?
Replies: 22
Views: 45263

Re: What Raspberry Pi do I have?

DougieLawson wrote:
Sat Apr 14, 2018 7:52 pm
RonR wrote:
Sat Apr 14, 2018 5:46 pm
rpi-info will give you the details.
What does that tell me that cat /sys/firmware/devicetree/base/model; echo doesn't if all I want to find is the model?

I'll let you run it and see for yourself.
by RonR
Sat Apr 14, 2018 5:58 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: What Raspberry Pi do I have?
Replies: 22
Views: 45263

Re: What Raspberry Pi do I have?

n67 wrote:
Sat Apr 14, 2018 5:52 pm
RonR wrote:
Sat Apr 14, 2018 5:46 pm
rpi-info will give you the details.
command not found

After unzipping rpi-info.zip, run

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./rpi-info
by RonR
Sat Apr 14, 2018 5:46 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: What Raspberry Pi do I have?
Replies: 22
Views: 45263

Re: What Raspberry Pi do I have?

rpi-info will give you the details.

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