linedem
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Raspberry Pi as a home server

Thu Dec 28, 2017 11:49 pm

Hi all.

I have just started making Raspberry Pi 3 B home server with this tutorial and i do not know what to do at this point. It says you have to have laptop with Linux to set up a SD card, but I only have Windows. Is there some alternative to do same procedure in Windows?

Thanks for respond

Tutorial: https://jrvcomputing.wordpress.com/2017 ... omment-202
(Chapter: Prepare SD Card)

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Re: Raspberry Pi as a home server

Fri Dec 29, 2017 12:21 am

So after a bit of reading , it appears that Arch Linux no longer providing img files for flashing SD cards which is what you would need to be able to do it using windows.

now mikerr one of the forum members does provide Arch linux img files for the pi2 and pi3 here.
https://sourceforge.net/projects/archlinux-rpi2/

you would need to install 7zip and Win32DiskImager on your windows pi ( etcher may work but is not mentioned )

after unzipping image file using 7zip you would then use Win32DiskImager to write the image to your SD card.
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Re: Raspberry Pi as a home server

Fri Dec 29, 2017 12:34 am

Probably you can do all that without using Arch linux - use raspbian

Let us know how you get on.

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Re: Raspberry Pi as a home server

Fri Dec 29, 2017 8:47 am

Thanks.

I think that firstly I am going to try etching ArchL. image because I am not sure how it will go if i will not be exact in this tutorial.

I am going to write soon...

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Re: Raspberry Pi as a home server

Fri Dec 29, 2017 10:42 am

So I just realised that I cannot setup my router because i do not have password for router setup page.

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Re: Raspberry Pi as a home server

Fri Dec 29, 2017 10:46 am

linedem wrote:
Fri Dec 29, 2017 10:42 am
So I just realised that I cannot setup my router because i do not have password for router setup page.
Unless you want to access the server when away from home you don't need to configure anything on your router.
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Re: Raspberry Pi as a home server

Fri Dec 29, 2017 10:50 am

drgeoff wrote:
Fri Dec 29, 2017 10:46 am
linedem wrote:
Fri Dec 29, 2017 10:42 am
So I just realised that I cannot setup my router because i do not have password for router setup page.
Unless you want to access the server when away from home you don't need to configure anything on your router.
I suppose that i must search for another tutorial

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Re: Raspberry Pi as a home server

Fri Dec 29, 2017 12:14 pm

what makes you think you need another tutorial ?

As you have said you cant edit your router settings then you wont be able to access your server from outside of your local network, if you don't want to do this anyway just don't do the router editing bits of your existing tutorial.

If you do want to access your server from outside of your local network then another tutorial will not help as you need to be able to edit your router settings which you have already said you cant do.
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Re: Raspberry Pi as a home server

Fri Dec 29, 2017 7:39 pm

I have just found one tutorial which I could finish to the end. It is based on Samba...

https://pimylifeup.com/raspberry-pi-nas/

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Re: Raspberry Pi as a home server

Fri Dec 29, 2017 10:23 pm

linedem wrote:
Fri Dec 29, 2017 7:39 pm
I have just found one tutorial which I could finish to the end. It is based on Samba...
As is the one you linked to in your opening post on this topic.
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Re: Raspberry Pi as a home server

Fri Dec 29, 2017 10:28 pm

So i made that samba server for second time and i cannot access the server main folder. My situation is similar to these pictures on Google...
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Re: Raspberry Pi as a home server

Sun Dec 31, 2017 4:42 pm

Does anybody know what to do with it?

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Re: Raspberry Pi as a home server

Sun Dec 31, 2017 5:47 pm

Which how to are you following ?

Might help if you post the contents of smb.conf file.
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Re: Raspberry Pi as a home server

Sun Dec 31, 2017 9:25 pm

pcmanbob wrote:
Sun Dec 31, 2017 5:47 pm
Which how to are you following ?

Might help if you post the contents of smb.conf file.
https://pimylifeup.com/raspberry-pi-nas/
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Re: Raspberry Pi as a home server

Sun Dec 31, 2017 10:50 pm

Not had time to go through the "How To" but yet again you are attempting to follow an old (May 11, 2015) "How To", samba had been updated since then so settings may have changed.
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Re: Raspberry Pi as a home server

Sun Dec 31, 2017 11:12 pm

pcmanbob wrote:
Sun Dec 31, 2017 10:50 pm
Not had time to go through the "How To" but yet again you are attempting to follow an old (May 11, 2015) "How To", samba had been updated since then so settings may have changed.
I would be so thankful if you could somehow find out what is wrong with it...

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Re: Raspberry Pi as a home server

Fri Jan 05, 2018 7:25 pm

I'm not 100pct sure ::) utilized m any OSs don't like directories with spaces in the name.
Something I've started using is period I day like just e this

/mnt/sdb1/raspberry.pick.home.server

Th e n make the directory on the folder. raspberry.pick.home.server



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Re: Raspberry Pi as a home server

Fri Jan 05, 2018 9:13 pm

NAS (the section name in smb.conf) and /media/NASHDD1 have no spaces. The pictures with "Raspberry Pi HDD" are from Google.

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