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by stubright
Sat Mar 23, 2013 4:55 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Hard drive not full but no free space
Replies: 26
Views: 6523

Re: Hard drive not full but no free space

Hi mcquiff Did you install the 500GB hard drive in to the usb enclosure or did it come with it? If you installed it, is it the same enclosure that now has the 2TB drive in it? Were the drive partitioned in the enclosure? One last question, how old is the enclosure? If it's quite old it may only supp...
by stubright
Sat Mar 23, 2013 2:09 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: How do you mount a USB Drive?
Replies: 20
Views: 255629

Re: How do you mount a USB Drive?

fat32 doesn't support permissions, so that is probably the problem.

In your fstab file, edit the line for your usb drive, where it says

defaults

and change it to

defaults,umask=000

that should make you the owner of the usb drive.

Stu
by stubright
Sat Mar 23, 2013 1:41 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: How do you mount a USB Drive?
Replies: 20
Views: 255629

Re: How do you mount a USB Drive?

You might try " " around files or directories with spaces. cd one two does not work cd "one two" works Yes, that works on the command line but the config file for the torrent daemon already uses " " around the path. I haven't tried any other options because not using spaces in the folder names work...
by stubright
Sat Mar 23, 2013 12:44 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: How do you mount a USB Drive?
Replies: 20
Views: 255629

Re: How do you mount a USB Drive?

Do you have any spaces or unusual characters in the folder names. I can get pemission denied if there are spaces.
The path for my downloads is
/home/stu/storage/Data
but if I use
/home/stu/storage/Torrent Data
it falls over.

Stu
by stubright
Sat Mar 23, 2013 12:59 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: How do you mount a USB Drive?
Replies: 20
Views: 255629

Re: How do you mount a USB Drive?

I do use transmission but only on my PC when I'm using it. Transmission is a thousand time better than any Windows based torrent crap I've use in the past. I've just tried transmission-daemon on my Pi and it worked using an external (fstab mounted) usb drive and a web interface. First sudo service t...
by stubright
Fri Mar 22, 2013 11:55 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: How do you mount a USB Drive?
Replies: 20
Views: 255629

Re: How do you mount a USB Drive?

Unfortunately I haven't used transmission on the Pi, however, to change ownership of a folder you

sudo chown -R your_user_name /mnt/usb

That, in theory, would give your user name the same access to the mount as root, instead of root only access.

I hope that works.

Stu
by stubright
Fri Mar 22, 2013 10:55 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: How do you mount a USB Drive?
Replies: 20
Views: 255629

Re: How do you mount a USB Drive?

If you sudo nano /etc/fstab then add the line to the end /dev/sda2 /mnt/usb vfat defaults 0 2 it should mount at boot, assuming the sda2 does not change, which it can if other drives exist at boot up. A better option is to use uuid instead of /dev/ the uuid can be found using the following ls -l /de...
by stubright
Fri Mar 22, 2013 9:59 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: How do you mount a USB Drive?
Replies: 20
Views: 255629

Re: How do you mount a USB Drive?

Hi 7ewis
You've missed the partition number from your mount command.

sudo mount -t vfat /dev/sda1 /mnt/usb

Also make sure the usb folder in mnt exists. If not then

mkdir -p /mnt/usb

Stu
by stubright
Fri Mar 22, 2013 6:11 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Pi, XBMC and 3TB HD
Replies: 18
Views: 10045

Re: Pi, XBMC and 3TB HD

I use an IcyBox IB-351StU3-B, it cost around £25 without a hard drive. I already had a 3TB internal drive which I installed and formatted as GPT in the enclosure. Initially I formatted the drive on my Ubuntu PC but when I installed it in the enclosure it came up as blank. So I left it in the enclosu...
by stubright
Tue Mar 19, 2013 10:26 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Data recovery
Replies: 4
Views: 1921

Re: Data recovery

You could install VirtualBox (it's free) on your mac and install a Linux distro with it, leaving your Mac intact, or boot your mac from a live linux cd and access the card that way.

Stu
by stubright
Thu Mar 07, 2013 11:07 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Cheap touchscreen?
Replies: 17
Views: 53893

Re: Cheap touchscreen?

Hi Dan Another option would be if you know someone with a dead laptop (with intact screen), unwanted monitor, or (this has a certain amount of risk to it), you could get a dead laptop off ebay e.g. http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Toshiba-Satellite-Pro-M10-Laptop-Motherboard-CPU-Spares-Repairs-Faulty-/2508...
by stubright
Thu Mar 07, 2013 9:22 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Cheap touchscreen?
Replies: 17
Views: 53893

Re: Cheap touchscreen?

If screen resolution isn't an issue then I found this on ebay http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/7-TFT-HSD070IDWI-60-pin-LCD-Screen-Panel-Module-Controller-800x480-kit-LED-New-/271027580293?pt=US_Laptop_Screens_LCD_Panels&hash=item3f1a80ad85 It would have to use the RCA for the picture. Ebay also have a comp...
by stubright
Sat Mar 02, 2013 12:43 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Getting Nano into monochrome !
Replies: 9
Views: 2417

Re: Getting Nano into monochrome !

My last post would let you use more suitable colours for your needs but if you want everything white on black then just comment out the 'include' lines in /etc/nanorc at the end of the file.

Stu
by stubright
Fri Mar 01, 2013 6:53 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Getting Nano into monochrome !
Replies: 9
Views: 2417

Re: Getting Nano into monochrome !

Hi Tim
Try this one
sudo nano /usr/share/nano/nanorc.nanorc

There's quite a few colour config files in the folder
/usr/share/nano/

Stu
by stubright
Mon Feb 25, 2013 6:54 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Getting Nano into monochrome !
Replies: 9
Views: 2417

Re: Getting Nano into monochrome !

Hi Tim,
If you press ALT-Y, that will disable colours in the file currently open. The configuration file is usually stored in
/etc/nanorc
it has all the colour settings in there.
You can edit that with
sudo nano /etc/nanorc

Stu
by stubright
Sat Feb 09, 2013 1:39 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Model A price point
Replies: 138
Views: 12682

Re: Model A price point

I bought both my Pis from Farnell because I bought them separately and it worked out a bit cheaper than RS. If you buy more than one Pi at the same time then RS is the place to get them, as they do charge $25ish ($25.81 to be exact) for the Model A and $35 for Model B, both prices ex vat and deliver...
by stubright
Fri Feb 01, 2013 11:20 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Google donated 15000 RPi's to UK Schools
Replies: 61
Views: 10000

Re: Google donated 15000 RPi's to UK Schools

You do know that without programming, in the long term, you can't have practical computing, don't you?
by stubright
Thu Jan 24, 2013 12:04 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Boot on RAID Question
Replies: 8
Views: 1494

Re: Boot on RAID Question

Hi again, What about rootdelay=5 You can probably guess what the 5 does (you could try a higher number if 5 isn't enough). It's a generic kernel option, not the same as rootwait, it should delay booting long enough for your USBs to be ready to mount. If that doesn't work I'll apologise now for wasti...
by stubright
Wed Jan 23, 2013 10:56 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Boot on RAID Question
Replies: 8
Views: 1494

Re: Boot on RAID Question

I'm no expert but what about adding waitusb=5 to the end of the line in cmdline.txt (5 being the number of seconds to wait, it can be any number). It makes the kernel wait for usb devices to be detected, if that is what the actual problem is. I don't know if it works with all kernels as I've never h...
by stubright
Wed Jan 23, 2013 8:44 am
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Which Debian distro for the desktop?
Replies: 8
Views: 2033

Re: Which Debian distro for the desktop?

Here's a list of 34 Debian/KDE based distros from Distrowatch (in order of popularity according to page hits) http://distrowatch.com/search.php?ostype=All&category=All&origin=All&basedon=Debian¬basedon=None&desktop=KDE&architecture=All&status=Active I'm not saying they're all good but it's a star...
by stubright
Tue Jan 01, 2013 6:40 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Cost in pounds of RaspberryPi
Replies: 15
Views: 2320

Re: Cost in pounds of RaspberryPi

Remember, there is no such thing as free shipping. $35 = £21.57. RS sells Raspberry Pis for £21.60 ex VAT & delivery CPC sell them for £24.96 ex VAT but including 'free shipping'. So if you're buying more than one Pi then you'd save money on the 'free shipping' by getting them from RS. Ten Pis from ...

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