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by GavinW
Thu May 06, 2021 8:34 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Where do I find fixup4rc.dat?
Replies: 26
Views: 459

Re: Where do I find fixup4rc.dat?

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I used Raspbian's Imager application to install a fresh full version on the USB 3 drive. Everything worked. The SD-card now sits in a drawer as a backup.
by GavinW
Wed May 05, 2021 1:10 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: SD Card copier does not copy everything
Replies: 4
Views: 144

Re: SD Card copier does not copy everything

Thanks. So the Copy Card application is not in fact cloning what it finds on the source card onto the destination card. I am trying to fathom why my Rpi4B will not boot from the USB 3 drive, but it looks as if this question is a red herring.
by GavinW
Tue May 04, 2021 9:15 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: SD Card copier does not copy everything
Replies: 4
Views: 144

SD Card copier does not copy everything

I used the SD Card copier in the Accessories menu to copy the SD card I was running from onto a USB 3 drive. Two icons appeared on my desktop, showing the boot partition and the root partition. I expected the latter to show a file-system identical to what I see with the file-manager when the USB 3 d...
by GavinW
Tue May 04, 2021 7:41 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Where do I find fixup4rc.dat?
Replies: 26
Views: 459

Re: Where do I find fixup4rc.dat?

Thanks. Raspbian seems to be running reliably now on my back-up SD-card. I did a full update, and rpi-update which proved to be unnecessary. I tried copying the new card to the old one, in its card-reader. At one point the screen blanked and I pressed the space bar several times to bring the screen ...
by GavinW
Tue May 04, 2021 3:18 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Where do I find fixup4rc.dat?
Replies: 26
Views: 459

Re: Where do I find fixup4rc.dat?

On the backup card I had set Raspbian to 64-bit and had overclocked it to 2.1Ghz. No wonder it was staggering. I have now set it back to 32-bit and to 1.75Ghz and the keyboard has not locked up yet. I have never used or enabled ssh, being too ignorant about it. It seems clear that the bricked card d...
by GavinW
Tue May 04, 2021 2:24 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Where do I find fixup4rc.dat?
Replies: 26
Views: 459

Re: Where do I find fixup4rc.dat?

Unfortunately that bricked my SSD card. Using a backup, but the mouse and keyboard lock up after a minute or so. What could cause that? Overheating? Overclocking?
by GavinW
Tue May 04, 2021 12:13 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Where do I find fixup4rc.dat?
Replies: 26
Views: 459

Re: Where do I find fixup4rc.dat?

Thanks. I did ls -l /mnt and it reported

-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 760544 Jun 10 2019 recover4.elf

so it is indeed not up to date. I have done

sudo cp /media/pi/root/boot/recover4.elf /mnt

Now I keep my fingers crossed.
by GavinW
Tue May 04, 2021 10:00 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Where do I find fixup4rc.dat?
Replies: 26
Views: 459

Re: Where do I find fixup4rc.dat?

How do I mount mmcblk0p1? You must excuse the fact that I am a complete novice with Linux.
by GavinW
Tue May 04, 2021 9:51 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Where do I find fixup4rc.dat?
Replies: 26
Views: 459

Re: Where do I find fixup4rc.dat?

I don't understand this. I have never used noobs to get Raspbian, to my knowledge.
by GavinW
Tue May 04, 2021 7:46 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Where do I find fixup4rc.dat?
Replies: 26
Views: 459

Re: Where do I find fixup4rc.dat?

fdisk -l says mostly "permission denied". But sudo fdisk -l says rather a lot. Disk /dev/ram0: 4 MiB, 4194304 bytes, 8192 sectors Units: sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 4096 bytes I/O size (minimum/optimal): 4096 bytes / 4096 bytes followed by 15 ...
by GavinW
Mon May 03, 2021 8:59 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Where do I find fixup4rc.dat?
Replies: 26
Views: 459

Re: Where do I find fixup4rc.dat?

A point of confusion has struck me. When I run RpiOS from the ssd card, the USB 3 drive appears as two icons on the desktop: boot and root. Should the firmware files be going into boot or root/boot? From the error messages it appears that the system thinks it has firmware from 07/06/2019, despite th...
by GavinW
Mon May 03, 2021 8:02 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Where do I find fixup4rc.dat?
Replies: 26
Views: 459

Re: Where do I find fixup4rc.dat?

Yes it was.
by GavinW
Mon May 03, 2021 7:45 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Where do I find fixup4rc.dat?
Replies: 26
Views: 459

Re: Where do I find fixup4rc.dat?

Thanks. OK, done that. I am still getting recover4.elf not compatible.
by GavinW
Mon May 03, 2021 7:23 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Where do I find fixup4rc.dat?
Replies: 26
Views: 459

Re: Where do I find fixup4rc.dat?

Never used git before. How do I download those files?
by GavinW
Mon May 03, 2021 6:13 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Where do I find fixup4rc.dat?
Replies: 26
Views: 459

Re: Where do I find fixup4rc.dat?

I used the SD card copier to transfer everything on my SD card to the USB 3 drive. So there are two partitions, boot and root on it. I downloaded NOOBS_lite_v3_6.zip as a zip file from raspberrypi.org and extracted recover4.elf to the boot partition of the drive, and fixup4rc.dat as well.Still the s...
by GavinW
Mon May 03, 2021 5:29 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Where do I find fixup4rc.dat?
Replies: 26
Views: 459

Re: Where do I find fixup4rc.dat?

Thanks, but where do I find the noobs/pinn partition? I have never used noobs.
by GavinW
Mon May 03, 2021 4:57 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Where do I find fixup4rc.dat?
Replies: 26
Views: 459

Where do I find fixup4rc.dat?

I have just bought a Manx Data 250Gb USB 3 drive, for my 4Gb Rpi 4B. I would like to boot from it. I have followed all the various instructions on YouTube and elsewhere, but when I try to boot from the USB drive I get ERROR 00000044 "recover4.elf not compatible" and "missing fixup4rc....
by GavinW
Tue Aug 11, 2020 9:33 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Is there a Linux text editor that can ... ?
Replies: 11
Views: 550

Re: Is there a Linux text editor that can ... ?

Thanks. I am sure you are right in your observations about CLI v GUI. At the risk of abusing Forum protocol, I would like to enquire whether anybody can point me in the direction of literature about the principles of GUIs. Am I right to suggest that the popularity of Linux has only risen with the em...
by GavinW
Sat Aug 08, 2020 4:10 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Is there a Linux text editor that can ... ?
Replies: 11
Views: 550

Re: Is there a Linux text editor that can ... ?

Thanks for the advice. I would like to be able to reproduce in Raspbian (or Manjaro) what I can do with the editor StrongED in RISC OS, namely apply a script (typically Awk or Lua) to the contents of a StrongED window by dragging the script-file's icon into the window. SHIFT-drag replaces the window...
by GavinW
Sat Aug 08, 2020 1:42 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Is there a Linux text editor that can ... ?
Replies: 11
Views: 550

Is there a Linux text editor that can ... ?

I am looking for a linux text editor which lets me apply a command to the contents of a buffer/window and puts the resulting output into another buffer/window. Among the huge variety of text editors there must surely be some that can do this.
by GavinW
Tue Feb 04, 2020 10:02 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Is there a program that previews what is on the mail server?
Replies: 1
Views: 367

Is there a program that previews what is on the mail server?

Is there a program that presents to me the date, sender and subject headers of the email waiting on my email server, lets me choose which to download and which to delete on the server (without downloading)? In RISC OS I use Messenger Pro, and I wondered if there were any Raspbian applications with s...
by GavinW
Sun Feb 02, 2020 3:34 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Unremovable zero-byte files?
Replies: 9
Views: 922

Re: Unremovable zero-byte files?

Thank you. Your explanation and the Wikipedia article on Dconf have been very useful.
by GavinW
Sun Feb 02, 2020 2:26 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Unremovable zero-byte files?
Replies: 9
Views: 922

Re: Unremovable zero-byte files?

Thanks PeterO. Does MINT use the same filemanager as Raspbian? It looks as if the 'user.abc...' files are put in the folder dconf for some sort of diagnostic purpose after a filemanager error. Does my method of exorcism also work for you? A nasty thought: will something go wrong as a consequence of ...
by GavinW
Sun Feb 02, 2020 1:40 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Unremovable zero-byte files?
Replies: 9
Views: 922

Re: Unremovable zero-byte files?

Thanks for your replies. The 'ls' command did not show the phantom files at all. But I solved the problem by creating a temporary folder dconf1 in ~/.config, moving the original file dconf/user into it, then sending the whole folder dconf to trash, then renaming dconf1 to dconf. I suspect that the p...
by GavinW
Sun Feb 02, 2020 1:15 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Unremovable zero-byte files?
Replies: 9
Views: 922

Re: Unremovable zero-byte files?

PS. The problem is evidently with the filemanager's display because 'ls -1b' does not display the phantom files.

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