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by John Mc
Sun Aug 18, 2019 5:52 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Setting up Samba File Sharing / Network Attached Storage (NAS)
Replies: 19
Views: 29532

Re: Setting up Samba File Sharing / Network Attached Storage (NAS)

I corrected the restart line in the original post to: sudo service smbd restart (It was originally "sudo service smbd restart") Thanks to users Nastanir and Benizy for pointing out the problem. Glad some of you found this useful. As noted in the original post, I'm no expert at this. I just pulled in...
by John Mc
Tue Mar 26, 2019 6:32 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: i would like to make a backup (SD card image) for my raspi3 b+
Replies: 12
Views: 549

Re: i would like to make a backup (SD card image) for my raspi3 b+

Andyroo wrote:
Sat Mar 09, 2019 5:29 pm
Why remove the card - Raspbian has a built in copier program designed for this on the menu :?:
Will that program make an IMG file, or just copy to another SD card?
by John Mc
Thu Mar 21, 2019 10:41 pm
Forum: Raspberry Pi Desktop for PC and Mac
Topic: Raspberry Pi Desktop on MAc under Parallels
Replies: 6
Views: 5033

Re: Raspberry Pi Desktop on MAc under Parallels

Thanks, Ovis. That worked. I initially forgot to select the "Graphical install" method when installing, (which is what brings you to the partitioning part). Followed your tip and it's now running fine. Much easier that the Debian install instructions Parallels provides.
by John Mc
Sun Oct 28, 2018 2:02 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Setting up Samba File Sharing / Network Attached Storage (NAS)
Replies: 19
Views: 29532

Re: Setting up Samba File Sharing / Network Attached Storage (NAS)

Added option of mounting a specific drive via its UUID. (original option was to mount via /dev/sda1 which would mount the first drive the Pi found upon boot up).
by John Mc
Fri Apr 27, 2018 12:58 pm
Forum: The MagPi
Topic: MagPi 69 3D Printing w/R-Pi and OctoPrint article
Replies: 6
Views: 7539

Re: MagPi 69 3D Printing w/R-Pi and OctoPrint article

gatherer wrote:
Fri Apr 27, 2018 12:15 pm
Has someone tried to run his 3D Printer with Klipper firmware?
Was there a real improvement in speed and print quality?
I don't use Klipper, but I've seen some discussion of it on this 3D Printing Facebook Group
by John Mc
Fri Apr 27, 2018 1:20 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Plugging in & using a 15" LCD display from a laptop
Replies: 4
Views: 343

Re: Plugging in & using a 15" LCD display from a laptop

Easy to do. I just did it with the screen I took out of a broken MacBook Pro. What you need is an HDMI control board to plug into your display (and probably a power supply - most seem to need 12VDC). You can buy them for just about every display out there, and they are not expensive. I found mine on...
by John Mc
Thu Apr 26, 2018 3:50 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: New Raspberry Pi 3 B+ won't boot
Replies: 20
Views: 6043

Re: New Raspberry Pi 3 B+ won't boot

This may not be your problem, but I thought I'd mention it just in case. Sometimes after burning the image to the SD card, your computer will suggest that the card needs to be formatted. You should ignore this. Do NOT re-format the card. Windows and Macs can only read the first, small partition on t...
by John Mc
Thu Apr 26, 2018 3:37 pm
Forum: The MagPi
Topic: MagPi 69 3D Printing w/R-Pi and OctoPrint article
Replies: 6
Views: 7539

Re: MagPi 69 3D Printing w/R-Pi and OctoPrint article

Since it seems to be a surprisingly common problem for people to get their WiFi connection up and running with OctoPi, here's a link to Getting Your WiFi Connection Working when using OctoPi/OctoPrint
by John Mc
Thu Apr 26, 2018 2:55 pm
Forum: The MagPi
Topic: MagPi 69 3D Printing w/R-Pi and OctoPrint article
Replies: 6
Views: 7539

MagPi 69 3D Printing w/R-Pi and OctoPrint article

Great article in MagPi 69 on getting into 3D Printing and using the Raspberry Pi with OctoPrint software to run the printer. The article does gloss over some important details in getting OctoPrint up and running. If you need help I suggest visiting the OctoPrint web site go to the downloads page to ...
by John Mc
Fri Apr 13, 2018 12:59 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: NOOBS lite: Booting to GUI login > unable to log in LOOP
Replies: 4
Views: 336

Re: NOOBS lite: Booting to GUI login > unable to log in LOOP

Not sure if it was just a typo in your post, but the default user for Raspian is "pi", not "PI" (it's case sensitive)
by John Mc
Mon Mar 12, 2018 6:55 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: How do I find Images on USB
Replies: 2
Views: 330

Re: How do I find Images on USB

Especially if the drive is larger than 32 Gbyte it could be formatted as NTFS. Raspbian needs extra software to read that format. https://gist.github.com/etes/aa76a6e9c80579872e5f to add the ability to read and write NTFS drives (Windows format, many hard drives come preformatted this way): sudo ap...
by John Mc
Sat Mar 10, 2018 1:31 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: My new Raspberry Pi 3 won't boot with NOOBS because of my SanDisk Ultra 64Bg microSD SDXC. Help?
Replies: 3
Views: 449

Re: My new Raspberry Pi 3 won't boot with NOOBS because of my SanDisk Ultra 64Bg microSD SDXC. Help?

I'm thinking that FAT32 has a problem with disks/SD cards of 64 GB or larger. I don't have time to dig up the reference now, but something you may want to look in to.
by John Mc
Sat Feb 24, 2018 6:50 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: OctoPrint install in my new Pi?
Replies: 10
Views: 1647

Re: OctoPrint install in my new Pi? I’ve done it! Yay

Dan3DIM wrote:
Thu Feb 22, 2018 12:07 am
Shame that NOOBS is gone now... need buy another SD card for NOOBS and some programmer for fun.
Noobs is still on the downloads page.
by John Mc
Sat Feb 24, 2018 6:17 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Copy entire file system to a smaller SD card.
Replies: 11
Views: 6342

Re: Copy entire file system to a smaller SD card.

Try PiShrink to shrink your images: PiShrink A good companion command to use with PiShrink: sudo dd if=/dev/mmcblk0 of=<pathname>/<filename.img> This copies the SD card you are currently booted from on your Pi into "filename.img" on an external drive plugged into your Pi at the specified pathname (o...
by John Mc
Wed Feb 21, 2018 5:16 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: /etc/rc.local not running at boot?
Replies: 28
Views: 75215

Re: /etc/rc.local not running at boot?

If you don't see "My IP address is xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx" when boot up, you may need login and run sudo raspi-config Choose "Boot Options" --> "Wait for Network at Boot" . --> "Yes" then reboot pi sudo reboot Now you can see "My IP address is xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx" , and your script in rc.local also run on boo...
by John Mc
Mon Feb 19, 2018 1:12 pm
Forum: Raspberry Pi Desktop for PC and Mac
Topic: Raspberry Pi Desktop on MAc under Parallels
Replies: 6
Views: 5033

Re: Raspberry Pi Desktop on MAc under Parallels

Open Source Virtual Box with Guest Additions installed works well with x86 Debian Stretch with RPD: https://www.virtualbox.org Thanks, but I already have Parallels installed on my Mac (provided by work, for when I need to run a couple of Windows programs). I'd rather not install another package for...
by John Mc
Mon Feb 19, 2018 2:36 am
Forum: Raspberry Pi Desktop for PC and Mac
Topic: Raspberry Pi Desktop on MAc under Parallels
Replies: 6
Views: 5033

Raspberry Pi Desktop on MAc under Parallels

If there a good guide to install the Raspberry Pi Desktop as a virtual machine under Parallels running on a Mac? I tried once, and got to a point where it asked me to set up partitions, and I had no clue what to do. I started over from scratch, and it never asked me about partitions, but when I trie...
by John Mc
Mon Feb 19, 2018 1:40 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Setting up Samba File Sharing / Network Attached Storage (NAS)
Replies: 19
Views: 29532

Re: Setting up Samba File Sharing / Network Attached Storage (NAS)

If you want to be sure the changes have been made on the server, create/edit/delete a file from the Mac then check via ssh that the changes have been made. You don't need to use s samba client on the pi, you can examine the shared directories directly. That’s what I did. That’s what I meant by, “I ...
by John Mc
Mon Feb 19, 2018 1:31 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Setting up Samba File Sharing / Network Attached Storage (NAS)
Replies: 19
Views: 29532

Re: Setting up Samba File Sharing / Network Attached Storage (NAS)

May i suggest adding details on mounting multiple drives automatically and consistently between system restarts by addressing via the UUID, As once the benefits of one shared drive become evident it may soon fill up and further drives can be quickly added.. or is linking this https://www.raspberryp...
by John Mc
Sun Feb 18, 2018 1:48 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Setting up Samba File Sharing / Network Attached Storage (NAS)
Replies: 19
Views: 29532

Re: Setting up Samba File Sharing / Network Attached Storage (NAS)

[*]You said nothing about setting up appropriate permissions on the mounted drive. If you don't get these right your shares won't work as desired. For some filesystem types you need to do this at mount time. As things stand, you'll probably find that for FAT partitions/drives, at least, you won't b...
by John Mc
Sun Feb 18, 2018 1:07 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Setting up Samba File Sharing / Network Attached Storage (NAS)
Replies: 19
Views: 29532

Re: Setting up Samba File Sharing / Network Attached Storage (NAS)

I did have permission problems when the drive was just mounted via the desktop's automatic mounting (which mounted the drive under it's own name at /media/pi). I had to sudo chmod 755 /media/pi I elected not to use that mounting method since FBE explained to me in another help thread (also linked i...
by John Mc
Sun Feb 18, 2018 12:58 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Setting up Samba File Sharing / Network Attached Storage (NAS)
Replies: 19
Views: 29532

Re: Setting up Samba File Sharing / Network Attached Storage (NAS)

Couple more gotchas: exFAT partitions will likely need a driver to be installed (at least according to https://www.raspberrypi.org/documentation/configuration/external-storage.md): sudo apt-get install exfat-fuse NTFS drive will need the ntfs-3g package if you want to write to them: sudo apt instal...
by John Mc
Sun Feb 18, 2018 11:42 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Setting up Samba File Sharing / Network Attached Storage (NAS)
Replies: 19
Views: 29532

Re: Setting up Samba File Sharing / Network Attached Storage (NAS)

A couple more suggestions: You're better off mounting via UUID than /dev/sd?? /dev/sd?? can change across reboots, especially if drives are added. I'm not familiar with how to mount via UUID. IF you have commands I should use, I'll be happy to include them. I was aware of the issue that dev/sd?? ca...
by John Mc
Sun Feb 18, 2018 11:18 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Setting up Samba File Sharing / Network Attached Storage (NAS)
Replies: 19
Views: 29532

Re: Setting up Samba File Sharing / Network Attached Storage (NAS)

Nice tutorial. Suggestions: use sudo service samba restart instead of sudo /etc/init.d/samba restart : they do the same thing, just that services are more modern If you rearranged it so that you create the folder on the USB drive before you setup /etc/samba/smb.conf, calling sudo service samba rest...
by John Mc
Tue Feb 13, 2018 7:26 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Setting up Samba File Sharing / Network Attached Storage (NAS)
Replies: 19
Views: 29532

Setting up Samba File Sharing / Network Attached Storage (NAS)

I'm not an expert at this, but after a number of mistakes, including following youtube tutorials and other instructions that were incomplete or were full of errors, I finally got Samba file sharing working on my Pi. I'd like to thank user FBE here in the Raspberry Pi Forums for the help in figuring ...

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