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by HawaiianPi
Sat Apr 21, 2018 3:33 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Missing boot files!
Replies: 4
Views: 182

Re: Missing boot files!

2 questions: 1). What's telling it to boot from the HD? That depends on how you set the system up. We need to know more. Did you enable USB boot on your Pi3B? How did you install the OS on the hard drive (image, NOOBS, manual copy)? 2). How do I change hdmi_mode, as without doing so, it won't boot?...
by HawaiianPi
Sat Apr 21, 2018 3:13 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Raspberry pi not booting from USB HDD drive
Replies: 13
Views: 282

Re: Raspberry pi not booting from USB HDD drive

Thanks for that HawaiianPi I assume that Y-cable is the type where one split is just power (power source) and the other split is just data (Raspberry Pi) and the non-split end goes into the USB HDD drive ? Both of the USB-A plugs supply power, but only one provides the data connection. need this to...
by HawaiianPi
Sat Apr 21, 2018 9:27 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Static IP changed on Raspberry Pi
Replies: 4
Views: 156

Re: Static IP changed on Raspberry Pi

The best, easiest way to set a static IP is to reserve the IP in your router's DHCP settings. That way the same device will always get the same IP, without any configuration needed in the OS. Also, the procedure is the same for all devices, instead of having to figure it out for each device and each...
by HawaiianPi
Sat Apr 21, 2018 6:15 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: running a potable gaming pi with a power bank. will it provide enough power?
Replies: 2
Views: 65

Re: running a potable gaming pi with a power bank. will it provide enough power?

Without actually load testing the power bank there is no way to know for sure. The power bank is rated for up to 2.1A, which is a little low. For the Pi3B 2.5A is recommended, but it's hard to get a Pi3 to draw that much, so if that power bank has good voltage regulation it could work. Unfortunately...
by HawaiianPi
Sat Apr 21, 2018 5:48 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: I would like to run my pi from a powered USB HDD.
Replies: 12
Views: 343

Re: I would like to run my pi from a powered USB HDD.

The final goal of getting all my hobby stuff of the main computer because my hobby area is moving out into my shed (mancave) the pi is replacing an old XP machine that is so old (over 10 years) its now not user friendly . After you get all your data off, you should try installing the RPF version of...
by HawaiianPi
Sat Apr 21, 2018 12:08 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Heatsink required for Raspberry Pi 3 B+?
Replies: 56
Views: 2203

Re: Heatsink required for Raspberry Pi 3 B+?

No, just some official holes in the official case to let the hot air out ;-) Another top with holes that look like the Raspberry Pi logo ( been done, but not officially ). Is the hot air official or unofficial? Does it make any difference? :lol: If it comes from inside the official case, then it's ...
by HawaiianPi
Fri Apr 20, 2018 11:39 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: I would like to run my pi from a powered USB HDD.
Replies: 12
Views: 343

Re: I would like to run my pi from a powered USB HDD.

I have cherry picked a couple of things from posts to ask a few more questions. "There are High Endurance SD cards if you want some additional assurance, or you could use your hard drive for storage." "That can be done, but it's also possible to use the hard drive for storage, even if you boot from...
by HawaiianPi
Fri Apr 20, 2018 7:57 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: I would like to run my pi from a powered USB HDD.
Replies: 12
Views: 343

Re: I would like to run my pi from a powered USB HDD.

Oh, and one other thing to consider is that once you configure your external hard drive to USB boot with a Pi computer, it will no longer be usable on your Windows (or Mac) computer (because they can't read the Raspbian/Linux filesystem).
by HawaiianPi
Fri Apr 20, 2018 7:51 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: I would like to run my pi from a powered USB HDD.
Replies: 12
Views: 343

Re: I would like to run my pi from a powered USB HDD.

- I have a micro SD card with NOOBS that contains Raspbian, it what is running the pi at the moment is this OK? Yes, you can use that to set the OTP bit. Note that if you have the new 3B+ model, the OTP bit is pre-set from the factory. Only the older 3B needs that bit set. - I should be able to fin...
by HawaiianPi
Fri Apr 20, 2018 6:50 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: I would like to run my pi from a powered USB HDD.
Replies: 12
Views: 343

Re: I would like to run my pi from a powered USB HDD.

Could I please get a step by step monkey see monkey do method of putting the OS on the HDD and booting the pi from there. At present I am using a micro SD card with NOOBS loaded that came with the pi to run it but have read that this is not ideal because of the read/write limitations. Under typical...
by HawaiianPi
Fri Apr 20, 2018 5:46 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Has anyone been able to successfully take a 128gb sd card from ex to fat32???
Replies: 4
Views: 140

Re: Has anyone been able to successfully take a 128gb sd card from ex to fat32???

This Raspberry Pi Foundation documentation appears to suggest that guiformat.exe from Ridgecrop Consultants can do it. https://www.raspberrypi.org/documentation/installation/sdxc_formatting.md Yup, that's the solution I often recommend as well. http://www.ridgecrop.demon.co.uk/index.htm?guiformat.h...
by HawaiianPi
Fri Apr 20, 2018 5:22 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Heatsink required for Raspberry Pi 3 B+?
Replies: 56
Views: 2203

Re: Heatsink required for Raspberry Pi 3 B+?

...While an official heatsink may be classified as a pointless new product request, listening to customers is not always pointless. It is if it costs the foundation money that could be better spent elsewhere. It's not like there's a shortage of available heatsinks. Although a Raspberry shaped heats...
by HawaiianPi
Fri Apr 20, 2018 4:40 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Raspberry Pi 3 B+ has a much lighter green board
Replies: 4
Views: 242

Re: Raspberry Pi 3 B+ has a much lighter green board

There have been Raspberry Pi computers with other colors as well. Some of the early PRC models had a red PCB, and I believe there was a limited edition with a blue PCB.
by HawaiianPi
Fri Apr 20, 2018 4:32 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: No bootcode.bin only USB boot on new 3B+ ?
Replies: 7
Views: 440

Re: No bootcode.bin only USB boot on new 3B+ ?

No official word from the usually helpful RPF folks here. However, since it has been confirmed by multiple people I think it's pretty safe to say that bootcode.bin-only USB boot is not supported by the new 3B+ model. What's unclear is whether or not that was by design.
by HawaiianPi
Fri Apr 20, 2018 10:32 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Heatsink required for Raspberry Pi 3 B+?
Replies: 56
Views: 2203

Re: Heatsink required for Raspberry Pi 3 B+?

... But I want to have a case can prevent dust accumulation nor do I want to add a fan. So it seems 3B+ with or without head-sink is not suitable for running in an enclosed case. Only if you didn't read the first page of this thread, or more specifically, this post I made. Under many use scenarios ...
by HawaiianPi
Thu Apr 19, 2018 7:15 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: pcmanfm
Replies: 7
Views: 186

Re: pcmanfm

2ball wrote:
Wed Apr 18, 2018 8:12 pm
I only have 1 open micro usb port. my mouse is in there now.
Can I just use a splitter to connect 2 things?
No on a "splitter" (you need a hub). Or you could get a wireless keyboard + mouse that uses a single USB dongle. Or a USB keyboard with a built-in hub...
by HawaiianPi
Thu Apr 19, 2018 6:56 am
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: Enable VNC by file
Replies: 2
Views: 91

Re: Enable VNC by file

A different approach... Install one instance of Raspbian. Access it and enable the VNC service via raspi-config. Use the provided Pi-Copy utility to make 24 copies... (You have to create the other 24 microSD cards anyway, this just uses your own installation as the source.) Yup, and as each card is...
by HawaiianPi
Thu Apr 19, 2018 6:41 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Understanding Micro SD Cards, NOOBS, Booting, Saving
Replies: 19
Views: 825

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

Maybe if I posed a few questions I might learn a little: 1. Some people seem to have more than one Micro SD Card. Does Noobs have to be on each one? NOOBS is not an Operating System itself, it's just an OS installer. You need an operating system on each SD card in order to boot it in a Raspberry Pi...
by HawaiianPi
Thu Apr 19, 2018 1:43 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Using your Pi with an SSD (Solid State Drive)
Replies: 7
Views: 600

Re: Using your Pi with an SSD (Solid State Drive)

I finally received the $5.75 USB 3.0 SATA III adapter I bought on Amazon from a seller named Grandey, and it works great with USB boot on the Pi3B(+). Cold boot and restart work fine. In the pictures it looks nearly identical to the ELUTENG USB3 to SATA III Cable I discussed in the OP, but the one I...
by HawaiianPi
Wed Apr 18, 2018 9:26 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Pi Zero W at higher price?
Replies: 5
Views: 225

Re: Pi Zero W at higher price?

jamesh wrote:
Wed Apr 18, 2018 8:27 pm
Might be a temporary glitch in supply due to having to make a few hundred thousand 3B+'s, which took all production capacity...
Ah yes, and then there's that. Gotta meet the demands of all us crazy Pi fanatics when a new model comes out. :ugeek:
by HawaiianPi
Wed Apr 18, 2018 8:26 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Pi Zero W at higher price?
Replies: 5
Views: 225

Re: Pi Zero W at higher price?

... But, I can no longer buy the zeros, at any price. That is certainly not true. While, technically, the RPF restriction is one-per-customer at the base price, there are very few dealers trying to enforce that, and most are just restricting you to 1 per order. And even that restriction is for the ...
by HawaiianPi
Wed Apr 18, 2018 7:25 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Raspbian with Read-only Root
Replies: 162
Views: 48361

Re: Raspbian with Read-only Root

From my point of view GNU/Linux boot and initialization has become complicated, opaque and impossible to understand. While I agree that some things have become more complicated with Linux over the last decade or so, and what used to involve editing one configuration file now often involves editing ...
by HawaiianPi
Wed Apr 18, 2018 6:10 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Raspberry pi not booting from USB HDD drive
Replies: 13
Views: 282

Re: Raspberry pi not booting from USB HDD drive

In my experience, powering the drive independently of the Pi should work. When I had trouble with one of my external hard drives, I used one of those USB Y-cables with a second USB-A connector for power (similar to the picture below). I plugged the power connector into my phone charger, gave it a fe...
by HawaiianPi
Wed Apr 18, 2018 10:30 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Raspberry pi not booting from USB HDD drive
Replies: 13
Views: 282

Re: Raspberry pi not booting from USB HDD drive

That's odd... :?

Try formatting an SD card with the FAT32 filesystem and copying just the bootcode.bin file from the HDD boot partition to the card, then boot with that card in your Pi and your HDD connected (with no other USB drives). Let us know if the HDD boots.
by HawaiianPi
Tue Apr 17, 2018 5:51 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: How to limit amp draw on USB port
Replies: 15
Views: 308

Re: How to limit amp draw on USB port

... but a P0W, in OTG/gadget mode might provide a "partial solution" as it doesn't have a USB hub and the uUSB power, uUSB connector and GPIO power lines are all commoned. Interesting idea to use a Pi Zero model. As FTrevorGowen said (under the assumption you are using a Pi3, or other non-Zero mode...

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