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by AirFiero
Wed Mar 13, 2019 4:38 pm
Forum: Graphics, sound and multimedia
Topic: Portable media Server
Replies: 2
Views: 518

Re: Portable media Server

Hi I am tying with the idea of buding a porable media player/ streamer for when I go on holiday. My must haves are 1. Rasberry pi to store the movies on USB stick or Hard drvie 2. battery rechargable battery pack 3. Andiod or Apple app for using a remote 4. can either stream movies to tablet or pla...
by AirFiero
Wed Mar 13, 2019 4:21 pm
Forum: Graphics, sound and multimedia
Topic: HDMI displays, HDMI connection and touch screen control
Replies: 3
Views: 439

Re: HDMI displays, HDMI connection and touch screen control

I took a closer look at a picture of the 4.3 inch HDMI display I’m considering, and noticed that it has a USB connection to a Pi computer. I’m assuming the touch data uses USB.
by AirFiero
Tue Mar 12, 2019 5:59 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Large partition sizes, Raspbian and Windows
Replies: 50
Views: 3869

Re: Large partition sizes, Raspbian and Windows

HawaiianPi, PiPod, that’s also a good name! :) :idea: I downloaded WinSCP, and will play around with it when I get a chance. I’m wondering if just making the boot partition take up most of the card is possible and workable, allowing easy file transfer in Windows (you know, for us lazy Windows non-ty...
by AirFiero
Mon Mar 11, 2019 11:11 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Large partition sizes, Raspbian and Windows
Replies: 50
Views: 3869

Re: Large partition sizes, Raspbian and Windows

OK now I see. You could buy one of these. Up to 128GB https://www.sandisk.com/home/mobile-device-storage/ultra-dual-drive-usb-m-3 I have a different brand that's a bit smaller but mine is only 32GB Or you could buy something like this. https://m.aliexpress.com/item/32976342933.html Plus https://www...
by AirFiero
Mon Mar 11, 2019 11:04 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Large partition sizes, Raspbian and Windows
Replies: 50
Views: 3869

Re: Large partition sizes, Raspbian and Windows

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by AirFiero
Mon Mar 11, 2019 11:03 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Large partition sizes, Raspbian and Windows
Replies: 50
Views: 3869

Re: Large partition sizes, Raspbian and Windows

I also looked around the /volumio directories. There were various subfolders, but here is what they contained at the root level...
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by AirFiero
Mon Mar 11, 2019 11:02 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Large partition sizes, Raspbian and Windows
Replies: 50
Views: 3869

Re: Large partition sizes, Raspbian and Windows

...rather than wondering... better explore it yourself.... ;) I had a 64gb card set up with Raspbian already. I had copied some music onto it previously. Using gparted, I discovered that the music ended up in the ext4 partition, which Windows cannot see. 20190311_154114_resized.jpg Sorry for the lo...
by AirFiero
Mon Mar 11, 2019 9:49 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Large partition sizes, Raspbian and Windows
Replies: 50
Views: 3869

Re: Large partition sizes, Raspbian and Windows

I've just pop my RPiZWH portable volumio player's 8GB microSD card to this RPi3B to check the partition structure /boot FAT32 /volumio EXT4 /volumio_data EXT4 it would seem that the volumio partition is the equivalent of the "root" partition the volumio_data EXT4 may be shrunk and another NTFS or F...
by AirFiero
Mon Mar 11, 2019 9:47 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Large partition sizes, Raspbian and Windows
Replies: 50
Views: 3869

Re: Large partition sizes, Raspbian and Windows

Your further explanation raises a few questions, are you using the Pi Zero or the Pi3b+? Where, exactly, are you storing the music? You keep asking for a small usb stick, to transfer files onto an expensive 512GB microSD card, but in my opinion that's pointless as you just unplug the usb stick when...
by AirFiero
Mon Mar 11, 2019 7:44 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Large partition sizes, Raspbian and Windows
Replies: 50
Views: 3869

Re: Large partition sizes, Raspbian and Windows

Another question, do we know the maximum size a boot partition can be under Raspbian? The Limit is about 2TB. The boot partition should be on a drive with MBR partition table (GPT makes trouble) and must have a FAT32 filesystem (exFAT doesn't work). Is an MBR partition what is created on a Pi/Linux...
by AirFiero
Mon Mar 11, 2019 7:42 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Large partition sizes, Raspbian and Windows
Replies: 50
Views: 3869

Re: Large partition sizes, Raspbian and Windows

Another question, do we know the maximum size a boot partition can be under Raspbian? The maximum size for a FAT32 partition is 2TB, so I guess that is all you can have. So to confirm, I can make the boot partition of a Raspbian SD card 2 *tera*bytes? :shock: If so, yes, that would suffice. :mrgreen:
by AirFiero
Mon Mar 11, 2019 7:15 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Large partition sizes, Raspbian and Windows
Replies: 50
Views: 3869

Re: Large partition sizes, Raspbian and Windows

In the process of trying to post pictures, part of my text explanation got lost.

Note the white piece of paper under the Pi Zero. This is the footprint I'm trying to fit all components into. I will also have about 3/4 inch or 19 mm vertically to stack or layer components into.
by AirFiero
Mon Mar 11, 2019 7:12 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Large partition sizes, Raspbian and Windows
Replies: 50
Views: 3869

Re: Large partition sizes, Raspbian and Windows

If I recall correctly, once Raspbian does the extension, the extended storage is not visible to Windows for copying files. I also believe that Raspbian makes a series of 2 or 4 gb partitions. Wouldn't I end up with 100 2gb partitions on a 256gb card? Raspbian (without NOOBS) just has two partitions...
by AirFiero
Mon Mar 11, 2019 6:38 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Large partition sizes, Raspbian and Windows
Replies: 50
Views: 3869

Re: Large partition sizes, Raspbian and Windows

Looking at the 4.3 inch monitor from Waveshare, it appears that it needs both an HDMI and USB connection. Since the Pi Zero only has one micro USB port, I would either need some kind of USB hub to accommodate two USB connections, or it would preclude me from using a USB stick/reader for music storage.
by AirFiero
Mon Mar 11, 2019 6:22 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Large partition sizes, Raspbian and Windows
Replies: 50
Views: 3869

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by AirFiero
Mon Mar 11, 2019 6:21 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Large partition sizes, Raspbian and Windows
Replies: 50
Views: 3869

Re: Large partition sizes, Raspbian and Windows

The white paper under the Pi Zero is the footprint I'm trying to get all of the components into.

Here is the Pi Zero stack:
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by AirFiero
Mon Mar 11, 2019 6:18 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Large partition sizes, Raspbian and Windows
Replies: 50
Views: 3869

Re: Large partition sizes, Raspbian and Windows

To put some size perspective on this project, which I'm calling "RasPod", here is a picture of the components so far, and an iPod Classic 160gb and Pi 3B+ for size comparison, along with some USB sticks and card readers...
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by AirFiero
Mon Mar 11, 2019 5:42 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Large partition sizes, Raspbian and Windows
Replies: 50
Views: 3869

Re: Large partition sizes, Raspbian and Windows

Buy an USB SD card reader and a second SD card. Plug both into your running Pi. Use the SD card copier. Use gparted to increase the size of the first partition. Now you can use the second SD card on Windows and Linux. ghans Is the size of the partition limited under Linux to 2 or 4gb, including the...
by AirFiero
Mon Mar 11, 2019 5:35 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Large partition sizes, Raspbian and Windows
Replies: 50
Views: 3869

Re: Large partition sizes, Raspbian and Windows

Ok this is my take on your requirements 1. RPiZW 2. 512GB MicroSD 3. 2500mAh LiPo Battery 4. iQAudio PiDACZero 5. 5" display (HDMI type?, GPIO header type?) I found a 4.3 inch display, Here: https://www.waveshare.com/4.3inch-hdmi-lcd-b.htm I have no idea if that will work. I asked the question else...
by AirFiero
Mon Mar 11, 2019 5:01 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Large partition sizes, Raspbian and Windows
Replies: 50
Views: 3869

Re: Large partition sizes, Raspbian and Windows

If I recall correctly, once Raspbian does the extension, the extended storage is not visible to Windows for copying files. I also believe that Raspbian makes a series of 2 or 4 gb partitions. Wouldn't I end up with 100 2gb partitions on a 256gb card? Raspbian (without NOOBS) just has two partitions...
by AirFiero
Mon Mar 11, 2019 4:58 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Large partition sizes, Raspbian and Windows
Replies: 50
Views: 3869

Re: Large partition sizes, Raspbian and Windows

Do you not own a single usb flash drive? That would be the easiest method and is how I've been transferring files between Linux, Mac, Android, Windows, iPhone, various models of Sony's playstation OS, even my watch. As an added bonus, any media on the stick will also play on my car stereo. USB flas...
by AirFiero
Mon Mar 11, 2019 4:54 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Large partition sizes, Raspbian and Windows
Replies: 50
Views: 3869

Re: Large partition sizes, Raspbian and Windows

There are ways to transfer files between Windows and Linux. Things like FTP or SCP could be used, or share a folder on the Pi over your network. So there are three possible solutions off the top of my head (and I'm sure others I missed). I use WinSCP to grab stuff from my Torrent box (because I hat...
by AirFiero
Mon Mar 11, 2019 3:49 am
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Large partition sizes, Raspbian and Windows
Replies: 50
Views: 3869

Re: Large partition sizes, Raspbian and Windows

Do you not own a single usb flash drive? That would be the easiest method and is how I've been transferring files between Linux, Mac, Android, Windows, iPhone, various models of Sony's playstation OS, even my watch. As an added bonus, any media on the stick will also play on my car stereo. USB flas...
by AirFiero
Sun Mar 10, 2019 11:17 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Large partition sizes, Raspbian and Windows
Replies: 50
Views: 3869

Re: Large partition sizes, Raspbian and Windows

Any suggestions on how I can save space by using the bootable SD card to store music AND have it accessible to both Raspbian and Windows (8.1)? I agree with the questions by LTolledo in the previous post, but I can provide a simple method without having the answers. What you need is a memory card l...
by AirFiero
Sun Mar 10, 2019 11:15 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Large partition sizes, Raspbian and Windows
Replies: 50
Views: 3869

Re: Large partition sizes, Raspbian and Windows

Your other post will likely be locked and discussions continue here. To better understand what your requirements are first let us know your setup: Based on your requirements, it is possible for the music storage space to be accessible to both raspbian and windows. But first we need to know at least...

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