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Few Problems with my Pie

Posted: Mon Nov 05, 2012 3:49 pm
by Foxxy
First off all, I'm new here, Hope to learn more about the raspberry and develop things,

I'm Network administrator and pentester, I got some problems with My RPI

1) When I connect to SSH and getting package (sudo apt-get install nmap etc...)
Its Crashed and disconnect me from the SSH, I need to disconnect the micro usb cable and connect it back to work with it again..

2) I'm trying to install PwnPi Distro, I got black screen, tried versus times on versus SD Cards,
Dosen't seem to work, What could It be? Only "Wheezy" works to me.
I installed it on linux and on wndows with Images Writer.

Please Help me guys, thanks in advance!

Re: Few Problems with my Pie

Posted: Tue Nov 06, 2012 3:39 am
by hunternet93
For your first problem:
You should make sure your power supply outputs enough amps. The rating should be on a label on the device and should be >1 amp for most uses. Sometimes the ethernet chip drops the connection when it can't get enough power.

I don't have any experience with PwnPi, so I can't help you there.

Re: Few Problems with my Pie

Posted: Tue Nov 06, 2012 5:26 am
by Vindicator
I believe Nmap tries to reset your network connection while it is loading and that may be the cause of your loss of connection I would try a direct attachment to a monitor instead ssh, and going direct also will give you error messages that you will not see with ssh after it disconnects.

Re: Few Problems with my Pie

Posted: Tue Nov 06, 2012 7:25 am
by ausserirdischegesund
@Vindicator: He does not want to start nmap but install it, which should work fine. Actually running nmap should work fine too.

I think it most likely is a power supply problem. Software-wise I've been upgrading lots and lots of Debian systems per ssh, never had a serious problem in 10+ years.

So I think either one of the usual "underpowered phone charger" problems, or a USB problem. If the problem persists with USB peripherials unplugged, then it is most likely power.

I had Ethernet problems too (look for the thread if you want), and getting a better power supply seems to have cured it, no Ethernet hang in 3 days on the computer, and now on a Samsung 1A power supply I bought, it seems to work fine as well. Also use a good (and short) power cable.