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by RobHenry
Sat Aug 15, 2015 2:34 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: My micro SD card shrunk please help!!!
Replies: 3
Views: 802

Re: My micro SD card shrunk please help!!!

Use gparted running on raspbian to look at the spare sd card using a usb sd card reader - it is by far the simplest way of understanding the state of any storage device.
by RobHenry
Sat Aug 08, 2015 11:49 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Wifi in Half-Duplex mode - weirdness
Replies: 14
Views: 1842

Re: Wifi in Half-Duplex mode - weirdness

Why are using wlan and eth0? You are almost certainly not connected in the way you want to be, or think you are.
by RobHenry
Sat May 23, 2015 2:15 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Hello and a question about display output
Replies: 2
Views: 453

Re: Hello and a question

Install tightvncserver on the pi and take your pick of vnc clients from the play store. No need for usb, it works over wifi.

On the subject of hdmi monitor availability, dvi is very common on modern monitors and just requires a passive hdmi to dvi cable to work.

Hope this helps
by RobHenry
Sat May 02, 2015 11:48 am
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Raspberry Pi Workstation - Product Design Project
Replies: 2
Views: 1205

Re: Raspberry Pi Workstation - Product Design Project

Looks pretty neat. However, how easy is it to access the device for swapping sd card, wiring up GPIO and attaching a camera board?
by RobHenry
Sat May 02, 2015 7:53 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: jessie won't boot when fstab entries not found
Replies: 20
Views: 51858

Re: jessie won't boot when fstab entries not found

pipinoob wrote:If i get a usb keyboard, would typing Ctrl-D let me boot up the pi and then change the fstab?
Based on how my system behaved in the op then yes, that would work.

I can't think of any other way of doing it if you don't have the tools to edit the ext4 partition offline.
by RobHenry
Sat May 02, 2015 1:27 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: shrink partition
Replies: 5
Views: 682

Re: shrink partition

Shrinking can be problematic but gparted should be able to do it.

What error did you encounter leading to the conclusion that gparted doesn't work?
by RobHenry
Thu Apr 30, 2015 10:51 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Problems with RPi and USB HDD
Replies: 9
Views: 880

Re: Problems with RPi and USB HDD

You've got two partitions on the drive; the 1st one is 190MB and mounted at /media/USBHDD1 and the 2nd is 466GB mounted at /media/USBHDDIO The output from fdisk doesn't give anything useful because you're using GPT partitioning. Not sure how you created the partitions but the easiest approach, if yo...
by RobHenry
Thu Apr 30, 2015 10:28 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Problems with RPi and USB HDD
Replies: 9
Views: 880

Re: Problems with RPi and USB HDD

What happens if you try to allocate more than 200MB of space on the drive? What's the output from df -h ?
by RobHenry
Wed Apr 29, 2015 10:05 pm
Forum: Networking and servers
Topic: Need help with bitorrent speed issues
Replies: 18
Views: 3729

Re: Need help with bitorrent speed issues

I think you're mistaken to pursue sd card speed as the reason for super slow torrent download speeds. High speed sd cards are designed for long bursts of write operations to support hd video recording whereas an operating system performs many small i/o operations which, ironically, are often support...
by RobHenry
Wed Apr 29, 2015 9:29 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Questions about High Altitude Balloon Flights
Replies: 52
Views: 4743

Re: Questions about High Altitude Balloon Flights

rpiswag wrote: I have a good chance of loosing [sic] it.
The same applies to the people who read this thread...
by RobHenry
Wed Apr 29, 2015 7:26 pm
Forum: Media centres
Topic: Help - Kodi + Web Access
Replies: 8
Views: 42957

Re: Help - Kodi + Web Access

The first thing to do is get yourself one (or more) spare sd card(s) so that you can experiment safe in the knowledge that you have a working system to revert to. You need to be prepared to spend a bit (lot?) of time researching and learning in order to get the best possible set up for what you are ...
by RobHenry
Wed Apr 29, 2015 1:59 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Should Raspbian boot straight to desktop by default?
Replies: 26
Views: 2173

Re: Boot straight to desktop by default?

I assume you mean the foundation's raspbian distribution should boot to desktop by default. My view is that it should not. Raspi-config allows this to be selected very easily, all existing documentation assumes boot to cli and the desktop should be treated as a user preference imo.
by RobHenry
Sun Apr 26, 2015 9:44 pm
Forum: Media centres
Topic: Automount Permissions
Replies: 9
Views: 2869

Re: Automount Permissions

I'm not sure what raspbmc uses to automount USB drives, but if it's autofs you will find the default configuration files in /etc/autofs - there should be a template in there specifying default mount options. Hope this sets you off in the right direction as I don't use raspbmc myself so don't have a ...
by RobHenry
Sun Apr 26, 2015 8:48 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Ethernet not working for my raspberry pi B model
Replies: 3
Views: 413

Re: Ethernet not working for my raspberry pi B model

If the ethernet is wired to a working router and you have an up to date copy of a working OS but the ethernet light doesn't come on then I would guess you have a hardware problem. What did you do to replace the ethernet chipset? Can you get the screen working so that you can see any diagnostic messa...
by RobHenry
Sun Apr 26, 2015 7:54 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Migrate OpenELEC
Replies: 5
Views: 2006

Re: Migrate OpenELEC

I'm having difficulty understanding exactly what your problem is, but you're correct that openelec doesn't use /etc/fstab to mount drives.

If I were you I would forget about berryboot and just get the migration to pi-2 working on a single sd card.
by RobHenry
Sun Apr 26, 2015 7:46 pm
Forum: Media centres
Topic: Automount Permissions
Replies: 9
Views: 2869

Re: Automount Permissions

What operating system are you running underneath Kodi? Openelec, OSMC, Raspbmc, or a general purpose OS such as Raspbian?
by RobHenry
Sun Apr 26, 2015 6:14 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Internal partition allow users to access it
Replies: 3
Views: 439

Re: Internal partition allow users to access it

Good news. Thanks for reporting back.
by RobHenry
Sun Apr 26, 2015 4:16 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Internal partition allow users to access it
Replies: 3
Views: 439

Re: Internal partition allow users to access it

Change the ownership of /mnt/storage to the user & group you want to have rw access
sudo chown -R pi:pi /mnt/storage
would do the trick for the standard pi user that comes with raspbian
by RobHenry
Sun Apr 26, 2015 7:24 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: mounting a 3TB external hdd (NTFS)
Replies: 10
Views: 5100

Re: mounting a 3TB external hdd (NTFS)

I don't know this for a fact but I suspect that the ntfs-3g driver doesn't support gpt partitioning. If you insist on using ntfs then reformat the drive using mbr instead of gpt. Best advise is still to use ext4 rather than ntfs altogether.
by RobHenry
Sat Apr 25, 2015 10:04 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: mounting a 3TB external hdd (NTFS)
Replies: 10
Views: 5100

Re: mounting a 3TB external hdd (NTFS)

I'm setting my RPi up as an always-on fileserver. Because I want to be able to swap out the external hdd in time, using anything other than NTFS is not an option for me, since I want to be able to easily hook up the hdd to a windows machine if/when needed. I know this isn't what you want to hear bu...
by RobHenry
Sat Apr 25, 2015 9:28 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: openelec.tv - can't access w/ raspian
Replies: 4
Views: 675

Re: openelec.tv - can't access w/ raspian

I find that epiphany crashes out a lot, I thought it was because I'd upgraded to raspbian Jessie but wouldn't be surprised to find it also has problems on wheezy. If you run epiphany from a command prompt them you get to see the error messages when it crashes (not to say that they are any use!). Typ...
by RobHenry
Sat Apr 25, 2015 1:37 am
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: RPi B Jessie Auto boot to LXDE
Replies: 2
Views: 1167

Re: RPi B Jessie Auto boot to LXDE

This happened to me after upgrading to Jessie. It was ages ago so I can't remember exactly but I think I removed lightdm:

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sudo apt-get purge lightdm
A search for raspbian+jessie+lightdm might yield results if that doesn't work.
by RobHenry
Fri Apr 24, 2015 9:24 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: User Friendly Question
Replies: 8
Views: 1134

Re: User Friendly Question

Kodi (formerly xbmc) is the ultimate user friendly media centre and works with most modern remotes controls when using HDMI. Anyone who can work a set top box can work kodi once it is installed. There are a couple of pi operating systems designed specifically for kodi - openelec is my choice for a d...
by RobHenry
Fri Apr 24, 2015 5:34 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: apt-get
Replies: 4
Views: 508

Re: apt-get

Tried this today. sudo apt-get install scrot Wanted to make a screenshot. So, everything appears to kick off, but because of problems that I'm experiencing with screen resolution, the text soon disappears off the bottom of the screen....and then the procedure appears to grind to a halt. How long sh...
by RobHenry
Thu Apr 23, 2015 10:17 pm
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: Add New Partition
Replies: 6
Views: 939

Re: Add New Partition

geoffwea wrote: My question now is: if I delete '#' and replace / with /Data do I then need to create a directory called Data which gives me access to the new partition i.e. Mounts that bad boy?
Geoff.
Yes.
sudo mkdir /Data
Will do the trick.

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