What do the lights mean?

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by dpawson » Wed May 30, 2012 5:49 am
The 5 leds on the board show up when working normally.

24 hours on and my rpi appears dead, except for the red power led.

Loaded debian onto the SD card, booted fine yesterday. Came to it later, no screen activity
only the red led showing.

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by jbeale » Wed May 30, 2012 6:04 am
PWR = 5V input power present
OK = SD card access indicator
FDX = Ethernet Full Duplex connection
LNK = Ethernet connection present
10M = 100 Mbps Ethernet connection

Does it come up with a power cycle? You can also look at the troubleshooting page here:
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by dpawson » Wed May 30, 2012 6:21 am
That's better. Cycling the power works.
Debian now back up.

Tks for the pointer.

Any pointers to Debian on rpi? E.g. partd - refuses to let me log in via startx/X windows i/face?

Thanks. Dave
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by Larry_Adlard » Wed May 30, 2012 1:10 pm
Assume you mean GParted Partitioning software so you can resize the user partition.
Someone else answered elsewhere but I've forgotten where so I can't give them credit.
You need to "sudo su" before you "startx."

That will let you inspect the partitions but you still can't modify them because they are in use and you can't dismount them. At least that's my view.

You need to modify the partitions on another machine with a card reader. My Compaq CQ60 running Mint Debian did the job. First delete all partitions after the user "/" and commit. Then expand the user section up to about 200M/b from the end of memory and commit. Then create a new partition in the remaining memory and format it as a Linux-Swap partition. commit to changes and Bob's your Uncle.
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by dpawson » Thu May 31, 2012 5:16 am
Thanks Larry. Makes sense.
The only post I've seen on partitioning was over my head. I have Fedora installed
and the numbers just didn't add up.
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by AndrewS » Sun Jun 03, 2012 11:07 am
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