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by bodge99
Mon Sep 11, 2017 3:38 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Wireless-CLI not working on Pi Zero W Stretch Lite
Replies: 3
Views: 1804

Re: Wireless-CLI not working on Pi Zero W Stretch Lite

Hi,

See my post...

viewtopic.php?f=28&t=192665#p1208983

...for something similar.. At least you can see what wpa_supplicant returns when you run it in non-daemon mode.

It looks like you are close to a resolution..

Good luck!
by bodge99
Sat Sep 09, 2017 10:38 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: No wireless interfaces found - Raspberry Pi Zero W
Replies: 13
Views: 11951

Re: No wireless interfaces found - Raspberry Pi Zero W

Raspberry Pi wifi connection experiments: Hi All, I've been attempting to set up a Raspberry Pi Zero W to run headless for use as a networked door spy hole webcam. It will be connected to a modified USB webcam which I've fitted inside one of the larger sized spy hole viewers. I'm using Raspian Stret...
by bodge99
Sat Sep 09, 2017 10:15 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: No wireless interfaces found - Raspberry Pi Zero W
Replies: 13
Views: 11951

Re: No wireless interfaces found - Raspberry Pi Zero W

Hello All, I've had similar problems on a pi zero w running headless.. The wifi would not come up at all. It appears that wpa_supplicant can die (in daemon mode) if problems are caused by something in wpa_supplicant.conf. In my particular case, following the recommended procedures didn't work at all...
by bodge99
Wed Aug 30, 2017 6:14 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Pi Zero Wifi Setup & Testing. - writeup query.
Replies: 0
Views: 322

Pi Zero Wifi Setup & Testing. - writeup query.

Hi All

I've written up a quick guide to the setup and testing procedure for the Pi (using Raspbian Stretch lite).

Would this be of any interest here... If so, would "Troubleshooting" be the best section to post it in?

Regards,

B
by bodge99
Wed Apr 27, 2016 11:26 pm
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: STICKY: HOWTO: Move the filesystem to a USB stick/Drive
Replies: 341
Views: 538276

Re: HOWTO: Move the filesystem to a USB stick/Drive

Yep, you are quite right of course..

I personally prefer to create the partitions and filesystems manually. I then populate the filesystems after performing hardware checks. This is just a method that I've evolved over time..

"Horses for courses.." ;)
by bodge99
Wed Apr 27, 2016 8:10 pm
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: STICKY: HOWTO: Move the filesystem to a USB stick/Drive
Replies: 341
Views: 538276

Re: HOWTO: Move the filesystem to a USB stick/Drive

Yes, but if you add or move a device/partition etc. then the system might id your partition differently..
That's why UUIDs/PARTUUIDs are used.
by bodge99
Sat Apr 09, 2016 9:15 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Backup And Restore
Replies: 4
Views: 1026

Re: Backup And Restore

Just boot your PC from a Linux live distro and backup everything from the SD card using this..

You do backup your data anyway... don't you??
by bodge99
Wed Apr 06, 2016 12:34 pm
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: Not booting with PARTUUID
Replies: 7
Views: 2548

Re: Not booting with PARTUUID

Hi, I've seen something similar when reusing an MSDOS partitioned drive on a UEFI machine running Ubuntu. The drive was repartitioned using gfdisk etc. and was reporting GPT partitions as expected. The drive wouldn't boot properly at all.. In the end I wiped it with Gparted, created a GPT partition ...
by bodge99
Fri Apr 01, 2016 2:54 pm
Forum: Linux Kernel
Topic: Building Kernel
Replies: 4
Views: 2106

Re: Building Kernel

Hi, I'm unsure if this is the problem... as I've not compiled a kernel for the Pi yet, but I remember something similar when I was looking at modding a bespoke (buggy) driver written for kernel 2.x to 4.2 . The code was looking for a prefetch.h in /linux/prefetch.h whereas it should have been writte...
by bodge99
Thu Mar 24, 2016 8:55 am
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: copy sd card
Replies: 11
Views: 4802

Re: copy sd card

Hi, I don't normally reply to this sort of response... But I felt the need here. I understand the wish for "point & click" and "everybody else does everything for you".. If you want this then buy a windows machine. Those who want to know "how the metal works" or want to make it work "their way" will...
by bodge99
Sun Mar 13, 2016 10:19 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: "Buy Codecs" in forum navigation
Replies: 6
Views: 1210

Re: "Buy Codecs" in forum navigation

Hi

On Pale Moon in Linux I get "www.raspberrypi.com uses an invalid security certificate. The certificate is not trusted because no issuer chain was provided."

Everywhere else on the site seems fine..

Bodge99
by bodge99
Sun Mar 13, 2016 10:12 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Using "dd" to backup.
Replies: 13
Views: 3291

Re: Using "dd" to backup.

Hi, The other consideration with using dd to create an image is the time when you wish to restore any image... The target device must be at least the size of the original device.. If the target is just a couple of bytes smaller then the write will fail. A useful alternative in this case is to mount ...
by bodge99
Fri Mar 11, 2016 8:29 pm
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: Multiple installations on one external drive.
Replies: 2
Views: 1215

Re: Multiple installations on one external drive.

Part 3 With the relevant SD card connected to the system and mounted, simply copy everything from p1/ to the SD card. Likewise copy everything from p2/ to the required mounted external drive partition. Some GUI file managers will "fall over" here, so just use the command line.. Alternatively, you ca...
by bodge99
Thu Mar 10, 2016 9:56 pm
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: Multiple installations on one external drive.
Replies: 2
Views: 1215

Re: Multiple installations on one external drive.

Part 2. I'll describe everything in quite "painful detail". Apologies to those who know all of this already.. I'm trying to cater for everyone here.. I still remember those early faltering steps with Linux. Assuming that you have your external device in a caddy, a spare SD card available and your Pi...
by bodge99
Wed Mar 09, 2016 10:45 pm
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: copy sd card
Replies: 11
Views: 4802

Re: copy sd card

Hi, If you have an image (.img) file of an existing SD card then you can use tools already on your Pi to examine them. You can extract the filesystems and manually write them to any SD card. Make a **copy** of the .img file to a known location (call this your working directory). You may need to use ...
by bodge99
Wed Mar 09, 2016 1:23 am
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: Multiple installations on one external drive.
Replies: 2
Views: 1215

Multiple installations on one external drive.

Multiple discrete installations for multiple different Raspberry Pi's on one external drive. This leads on from paulv's superb thread "Move the filesystem to a USB stick/Drive". Kudos for this!! Hello All.. Part 1 of 3. I've split this into three parts so I "don't frighten the horses". This allows t...
by bodge99
Tue Mar 08, 2016 11:10 pm
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: STICKY: HOWTO: Move the filesystem to a USB stick/Drive
Replies: 341
Views: 538276

Re: HOWTO: Move the filesystem to a USB stick/Drive

Hi, Sorry, slightly off topic here "Mainstream" Linux support for the Linx range is still very much "work in progress". Support for the tablet soc (bay trail-t) is fairly good with the latest kernels but most of the hardware support is still not finished. I've fully sorted the booting (64bit OS from...
by bodge99
Tue Mar 08, 2016 10:08 pm
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: STICKY: HOWTO: Move the filesystem to a USB stick/Drive
Replies: 341
Views: 538276

Re: HOWTO: Move the filesystem to a USB stick/Drive

Hi, Just to clarify... The SSD is in a USB caddy which is then connected to the particular Pi that I'm working with. I "got into" Raspberry Pi's a while ago. I had dumped windows a couple of years before this and have been running Linux on all of my hardware since then. Current projects include work...
by bodge99
Tue Mar 08, 2016 9:39 pm
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: STICKY: HOWTO: Move the filesystem to a USB stick/Drive
Replies: 341
Views: 538276

Re: HOWTO: Move the filesystem to a USB stick/Drive

Hi,

Thanks for the welcome.. appreciated!!

I'll write something up over the next couple of days and make a fresh thread.

It might be an idea to leave my original post in place as it is somewhat connected and might give further pointers to others.

More soon..

Bodge99
by bodge99
Tue Mar 08, 2016 7:45 pm
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: STICKY: HOWTO: Move the filesystem to a USB stick/Drive
Replies: 341
Views: 538276

Re: HOWTO: Move the filesystem to a USB stick/Drive

Hello all.. My first post.. I run multiple generation Pi's from one SSD drive.. although obviously not at the same time!! This allows me to use just about any small capacity/speed SD card in any Pi as the card only has to contain the boot partition. The SSD is currently partitioned into 5 and I've g...

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