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by bigdavethehorn
Thu Oct 18, 2012 11:08 am
Forum: Media centres
Topic: Streaming BD rips
Replies: 7
Views: 7485

Re: Streaming BD rips

dom wrote:(I have watched a number of Blu-Ray rips on Pi).
I wonder Dom, are you using omxplayer or one of the XBMC distros?
by bigdavethehorn
Mon Oct 15, 2012 12:36 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Pi interfering with TV
Replies: 3
Views: 840

Pi interfering with TV

Hello, here's a strange one for you. I have a Pi plugged in to my TV using a HDMI cable. I'm running Raspbmc RC5 on the Pi, and i leave it running 24/7. However, sometimes when I'm watching TV (not on the Pi) the picture will start to artifact then break up completely. I can resolve this by unpluggi...
by bigdavethehorn
Wed Sep 19, 2012 11:09 am
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Rar and unrar on Raspbian
Replies: 24
Views: 123699

Re: Rar and unrar on Raspbian

For anyone who found their way here from Google, I increased the following value from the default 8192 to 16384: vm.min_free_kbytes=16384 in /etc/sysctl.conf I also added this line to cmdline.txt smsc95xx.turbo_mode=N in /boot/cmdline.txt My Pi was still contactable this morning after downloading ap...
by bigdavethehorn
Mon Sep 17, 2012 11:18 am
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Rar and unrar on Raspbian
Replies: 24
Views: 123699

Re: Rar and unrar on Raspbian

Let's see. Some samples from my 800mhz Pi. All these files are on a USB harddrive and unpacked to the same USB harddrive. I have not tested the speed of the harddrive, which I probably should do because that may be the limiting factor here with it reading and writing from the same drive and the sug...
by bigdavethehorn
Fri Sep 14, 2012 12:30 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: USB Hard Drive Permissions
Replies: 48
Views: 89806

Re: USB Hard Drive Permissions

I don't think so. The disk that I automount in fstab stays as I told it to. I don't think the automount will override what you do manually. But there's no harm in trying it out is there? I'm going to hold you to that! Alright, I'll try a crontab script to mount at boot and see if Wheezy respects th...
by bigdavethehorn
Fri Sep 14, 2012 11:24 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: USB Hard Drive Permissions
Replies: 48
Views: 89806

Re: USB Hard Drive Permissions

It's probably mounting as root. Do you get r/w if you put sudo in front of your cp, mv etc. commands? I haven't tried creating, moving or deleting files via the terminal, a simple right-click "create folder" was my r/w test! Did you see this post yesterday? http://www.raspberrypi.org/phpBB3/viewtop...
by bigdavethehorn
Fri Sep 14, 2012 7:07 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: USB Hard Drive Permissions
Replies: 48
Views: 89806

Re: USB Hard Drive Permissions

My USB HDD auto-mounts at /media/label, where label is the name of the drive. I'm puzzled why yours is not auto mounting correctly. Are you using a username you created or the pi account? I'm using the default Pi account on a very much untouched Wheezy install. My HDD auto-mounts at boot, however I...
by bigdavethehorn
Thu Sep 13, 2012 3:49 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: USB Hard Drive Permissions
Replies: 48
Views: 89806

Re: USB Hard Drive Permissions

alexeames wrote:If your laptop is windows, you might be better off not doing the ext4 thing, as I think ext4 can't be read by windows.
A good point. I'll leave the HDD as NTFS for easy reading in Windows.
by bigdavethehorn
Thu Sep 13, 2012 12:20 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: USB Hard Drive Permissions
Replies: 48
Views: 89806

Re: USB Hard Drive Permissions

Sounds ideal for my purposes, shut down Pi and unplug HDD. Plug HDD into laptop and transfer data, plug HDD back into Pi and restart Pi.

No more faffing with mnt commands or fstabs!
by bigdavethehorn
Thu Sep 13, 2012 11:43 am
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Rar and unrar on Raspbian
Replies: 24
Views: 123699

Re: Rar and unrar on Raspbian

Sander, I used this code last night on a fresh Raspbian install (2012-08-16) and it worked flawlessly. Thanks.
by bigdavethehorn
Thu Sep 13, 2012 11:41 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Has anyone got SABnzbd+ running under Raspbian?
Replies: 8
Views: 1751

Re: Has anyone got SABnzbd+ running under Raspbian?

These instructions did not work for me, but Sander's post on this thread did:

http://www.raspberrypi.org/phpBB3/viewt ... ar#p151313

I don't think my Pi is stable for large downloads however, 120MB wasn't a problem, 10GB was a problem.
by bigdavethehorn
Thu Sep 13, 2012 11:38 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: USB Hard Drive Permissions
Replies: 48
Views: 89806

Re: USB Hard Drive Permissions

startreksteve wrote:I just do it in roots crontab

sudo crontab -e

@reboot /usr/bin/mount -o uid=pi,gid=pi /dev/sda1 /media/usbdrive/

a bit easier than fiddling with fstab
To my non-linux eyes, that looks like a script to enable auto mount at boot. Is that correct?
by bigdavethehorn
Thu Sep 13, 2012 11:32 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: USB Hard Drive Permissions
Replies: 48
Views: 89806

Re: USB Hard Drive Permissions

Thanks for pointing me toward your other thread, off for a read now.
by bigdavethehorn
Thu Sep 13, 2012 9:58 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: USB Hard Drive Permissions
Replies: 48
Views: 89806

Re: USB Hard Drive Permissions

alexeames wrote:Interstingly enough, last night I reformatted a 500G USBHDD to Ext4, which massively speeds up the performance on a Pi.
Got any figures?
by bigdavethehorn
Wed Sep 12, 2012 1:57 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: USB Hard Drive Permissions
Replies: 48
Views: 89806

Re: USB Hard Drive Permissions

This is down to personal preference as to where devices should be mounted, so go with whatever you find most intuitive (if Linux can ever be called that :D ) Thanks, coming from a plug n play Windows background, Linux is certainly not intuitive yet! I still have to learn how to permanantly, or auto...
by bigdavethehorn
Wed Sep 12, 2012 12:44 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: USB Hard Drive Permissions
Replies: 48
Views: 89806

Re: USB Hard Drive Permissions

Licaon_Kter wrote:install ntfs-3g
in fstab change ntfs to ntfs-3g
I've got to thank you for this tip too!
by bigdavethehorn
Wed Sep 12, 2012 12:43 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: USB Hard Drive Permissions
Replies: 48
Views: 89806

Re: USB Hard Drive Permissions

This blog post shows how to manually mount and unmount a usb hdd. http://raspi.tv/2012/how-to-mount-and-use-a-usb-hard-disk-with-the-raspberry-pi Thanks very much for this blog post by the way, I found it via a Google search and it taught me how to access my external drive. The only thing missing h...
by bigdavethehorn
Tue Sep 11, 2012 9:28 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Help! External HDD is read only.
Replies: 12
Views: 38406

Re: Help! External HDD is read only.

Alright, I made some progress tonight: 1. Connect HDD to Pi 2. Boot Wheezy 3. VNC into Pi and unmount HDD from Wheezy's file manager 4. Create mount point "sudo mkdir /mnt/disk1" 5. Install ntfs-3g "sudo apt-get install ntfs-3g" 6. Mount the HDD "sudo mount -t ntfs-3g -o uid=pi, gid=pi /dev/sda1 /mn...
by bigdavethehorn
Tue Sep 11, 2012 2:29 pm
Forum: Media centres
Topic: Setting up RPi with my TV and external hd
Replies: 9
Views: 1852

Re: Setting up RPi with my TV and external hd

elgreco wrote:What about the remote control thing? Any suggestions?
I'm using the official XBMC app on my Iphone, if that's an option for you it seems to work pretty well.
by bigdavethehorn
Tue Sep 11, 2012 11:42 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Help! External HDD is read only.
Replies: 12
Views: 38406

Re: Help! External HDD is read only.

A revised Wiki entry would be really helpful, with steps for complete dummies, eg. 1. Boot Wheezy 2. Connect HDD (or should it be connected at boot?!) 3. Unmount HDD by pressing the wee eject symbol in Wheezy's file browser 4. Type "sudo mkdir /media/USBHDD" in terminal 5. Type "mount -t ntfs-3g /de...
by bigdavethehorn
Mon Sep 10, 2012 8:50 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Help! External HDD is read only.
Replies: 12
Views: 38406

Re: Help! External HDD is read only.

And possibly the most promising:

http://elinux.org/RPi_Adding_USB_Drives
by bigdavethehorn
Mon Sep 10, 2012 8:10 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Help! External HDD is read only.
Replies: 12
Views: 38406

Re: Help! External HDD is read only.

I'm going to pop this link here for future reference, I haven't tested it yet. http://raspi.tv/tag/mount-usb-hard-drive-on-raspberry-pi Another for future reference: http://forum.stmlabs.com/showthread.php?tid=1405 And another, don't worry, I'll let you know which one works eventually! http://www.se...
by bigdavethehorn
Mon Sep 10, 2012 8:01 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Help! External HDD is read only.
Replies: 12
Views: 38406

Re: Help! External HDD is read only.

install ntfs-3g in fstab change ntfs to ntfs-3g Thanks for that information, I had the same issue with my hdd was read only. I only installed the driver though. I added this line to fstab. I had the issue of being prompted for password for mounting the disk, and now it works fine with rw access :) ...
by bigdavethehorn
Sun Sep 09, 2012 10:01 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Help! External HDD is read only.
Replies: 12
Views: 38406

Re: Help! External HDD is read only.

Coincidentally I found that thread tonight thanks.

I think however that I have a problem with my fstab file. When I open fstab, I'm given a warning about a swap file which is open for editing.

I'm going to re-write Raspbian to my SD card and start from scratch.
by bigdavethehorn
Sun Sep 09, 2012 7:48 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: USB Hard Drive Permissions
Replies: 48
Views: 89806

Re: USB Hard Drive Permissions

I'm struggling with this issue too, did you find an answer?

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