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by GAP
Fri Oct 26, 2018 10:07 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Booting Pi from a USB HDD scores a Fail
Replies: 14
Views: 1643

Re: Booting Pi from a USB HDD scores a Fail

I would like to continue to troubleshoot this till I get to a point of where either it works reliably or it does not. Answer to the questions. Q Pi 3B or 3B+? A Pi3b+ Q What are you using for a power supply? A Official Raspberry Pi Power Supply rated 5.1V-2.5A Q Have you tried a bootcode.bin only mi...
by GAP
Thu Oct 25, 2018 5:39 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Booting Pi from a USB HDD scores a Fail
Replies: 14
Views: 1643

Re: Booting Pi from a USB HDD scores a Fail

I am now pulling back from booting my Pi from a USB HD, I have found the system is just way to unstable or not mature enough to support this. When RPF put this in their Docs "Be warned that this feature is experimental and does not work with all USB mass storage devices." I was prepared for this not...
by GAP
Thu Oct 25, 2018 5:05 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Booting Pi from a USB HDD scores a Fail
Replies: 14
Views: 1643

Re: Pi booting from a HDD is a Fail

My Pi has created 2 new HDDs in my file directory PiHDD & PiHDD1, when I connect an external HDD named PiHDD it is recognised as PiHDD2 and I can open it but cannot access it from my network (permission denied). I tried to remove the 2 new HDDs but I get permissions denied errors. The Pi boots from...
by GAP
Wed Oct 24, 2018 9:53 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Booting Pi from a USB HDD scores a Fail
Replies: 14
Views: 1643

Re: Pi has created new HDDs

Flashed a new Raspbian to my boot HDD configured it so it worked OK. Then I connected my storage HDD and it all turned to custard Pi now boots in emergency mode like it did before. I am forming an opinion that the biggest problem I have is that Pi cannot be boot from a HDD if there is a second HDD ...
by GAP
Wed Oct 24, 2018 9:52 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Booting Pi from a USB HDD scores a Fail
Replies: 14
Views: 1643

Re: Pi has created new HDDs

Flashed a new Raspbian to my boot HDD configured it so it worked OK. Then I connected mt storage HDD and it all turned to custard Pi now boots in emergency mode like it did before. I am forming an opinion that the biggest problem I have is that Pi cannot be boot from a HDD if there is a second HDD c...
by GAP
Tue Oct 23, 2018 9:08 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Booting Pi from a USB HDD scores a Fail
Replies: 14
Views: 1643

Re: Pi has created new HDDs

Yep looks like I have trashed my Pi I've lost my desktop folder at least plus downloads. My pi home folder is empty.

Looks like its re copy my OS onto the HDD and start all over again bummer.
by GAP
Tue Oct 23, 2018 7:40 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Booting Pi from a USB HDD scores a Fail
Replies: 14
Views: 1643

Re: Pi has created new HDDs

better save these set of instructions before it gets deleted! PiHDD2 is the one mounted by RPi in the smb.conf, change the share path from /media/pi/PiHDD to /media/pi/PiHDD2 then reboot (or restart samba). the contents of PiHDD2 should now be visible and accessible over the network the two "ghost ...
by GAP
Mon Oct 22, 2018 6:43 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Booting Pi from a USB HDD scores a Fail
Replies: 14
Views: 1643

Re: Pi has created new HDDs

OK got this; pi@raspberrypi:~ $ df -h Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on /dev/root 146G 4.9G 134G 4% / devtmpfs 460M 0 460M 0% /dev tmpfs 464M 28M 437M 6% /dev/shm tmpfs 464M 13M 452M 3% /run tmpfs 5.0M 4.0K 5.0M 1% /run/lock tmpfs 464M 0 464M 0% /sys/fs/cgroup /dev/sda1 44M 23M 21M 52% /boo...
by GAP
Sun Oct 21, 2018 7:56 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Booting Pi from a USB HDD scores a Fail
Replies: 14
Views: 1643

Re: Pi has created new HDDs

Mount gave me this; pi@raspberrypi:~ $ mount /dev/sda2 on / type ext4 (rw,noatime,data=ordered) devtmpfs on /dev type devtmpfs (rw,relatime,size=470112k,nr_inodes=117528,mode=755) sysfs on /sys type sysfs (rw,nosuid,nodev,noexec,relatime) proc on /proc type proc (rw,relatime) tmpfs on /dev/shm type ...
by GAP
Sun Oct 21, 2018 4:15 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Booting Pi from a USB HDD scores a Fail
Replies: 14
Views: 1643

Booting Pi from a USB HDD scores a Fail

My Pi has created 2 new HDDs in my file directory PiHDD & PiHDD1, when I connect an external HDD named PiHDD it is recognised as PiHDD2 and I can open it but cannot access it from my network (permission denied). I tried to remove the 2 new HDDs but I get permissions denied errors. The Pi boots from ...
by GAP
Wed Oct 03, 2018 7:00 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Viewing XP computer HDD from Pi over network
Replies: 13
Views: 976

Re: Viewing XP computer HDD from Pi over network

Pi is working doing what I want for now I am sorting out my docs on Pi and saving them to PiHDD and am making changes to XP HDD at the same time. The setup does have a few quirks in that if XP is booting up Pi will not boot from the HDD first go but does after XP has booted. I started XP first tonig...
by GAP
Sun Sep 30, 2018 9:22 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Viewing XP computer HDD from Pi over network
Replies: 13
Views: 976

Re: Viewing XP computer HDD from Pi over network

Surmising these are the new lines added. server max protocol = NT1 # If you need to use NTLMv1, uncomment the next line #ntlm auth = yes From what I have seen NTLM is for authentication is it to protect the computers from attack over the net? Do I now have to start using passwords to access the comp...
by GAP
Sun Sep 30, 2018 3:59 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Simple battery circuit feasible?
Replies: 16
Views: 2321

Re: Simple battery circuit feasible?

I'm new to the pi world and electronics in general, I bought a 7" display and a raspberry pi 3. They both run great off AC adapters, but I'm looking to run off battery power. my display can handle 5V-12V I'm wondering if this simple circuit would work to run the pi and display and also be able to c...
by GAP
Sat Sep 29, 2018 11:12 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Viewing XP computer HDD from Pi over network
Replies: 13
Views: 976

Re: Viewing XP computer HDD from Pi over network

It might help if you posted the smb.conf from the rpi (please don't posted commented lines) It sounds like you are running Samba as a Standalone server in a workgroup, so you may or may not need a user called 'pi' on the windows machines, it depends on how you are running Samba. I note you copied t...
by GAP
Sat Sep 29, 2018 9:41 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Viewing XP computer HDD from Pi over network
Replies: 13
Views: 976

Re: Viewing XP computer HDD from Pi over network

When I go to File Manager-Go- Network in "network:///" I see 2 Networks "Raspberry Pi" and "Windows Network" and when I open either of them "Right Click-Open in New Window" I get this error "The specified directory 'network:///smb-root' is not valid". I ran into the same problem when I tried to rep...
by GAP
Sat Sep 29, 2018 7:29 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Viewing XP computer HDD from Pi over network
Replies: 13
Views: 976

Re: Viewing XP computer HDD from Pi over network

I now remember that when I first set this network up it worked. As LTolledo may remember I went back and booted the Pi from my NOOBS SD card and the network works fine I can see both Pi and XP. I copied the SAMBA config file from NOOBS and pasted into the SAMBA config file on the HDD that I am now u...
by GAP
Sat Sep 29, 2018 3:28 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Viewing XP computer HDD from Pi over network
Replies: 13
Views: 976

Viewing XP computer HDD from Pi over network

I have a Pi and and XP computer connected together via an ethernet cable and I can view a HDD (PiHDD) connected to the Pi from the XP machine. When I try to view a HDD (Trains) connected to the XP from the Pi I cannot get the network to open. smbtree reveals this. Enter pi's password: WORKGROUP \\TE...
by GAP
Sun Sep 23, 2018 9:21 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: (Solved sort of) Move Pi home from SD card to a HDD see edit post 1
Replies: 78
Views: 7460

Re: (Solved sort of) Move Pi home from SD card to a HDD see edit post 1

LTolledo wrote:
Sat Sep 22, 2018 9:51 pm
:D Glad you finally got it to work based on your requirements! :D
Yeah well if I knew what I was doing in the first place this would have been a whole lot easier.

Its all going well so far, thanks again for the help hope to see you again when my next crisis strikes. ;) :D
by GAP
Sat Sep 22, 2018 9:38 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: (Solved sort of) Move Pi home from SD card to a HDD see edit post 1
Replies: 78
Views: 7460

Re: Move Pi home from SD card to a HDD

Well this has been a marathon journey with so many twists and turns but I have finally succeeded in getting my Pi to boot from a 160 GB HDD from a laptop a friend was upgrading. (Hitachi Travelstar) Days ago Pi would not boot from this HDD because I am surmising that the disk took to long to spin up...
by GAP
Fri Sep 21, 2018 7:46 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: (Solved sort of) Move Pi home from SD card to a HDD see edit post 1
Replies: 78
Views: 7460

Re: Move Pi home from SD card to a HDD

@ L Tolledo, I have just tried the gparted shrink partition method using a freshly flashed SD card and it did not work, just got heaps of failed messages and Pi just locked up. It looked as though the boot part worked but roofs just did not. I also have a headache trying to understand the problems i...
by GAP
Thu Sep 20, 2018 10:18 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: (Solved sort of) Move Pi home from SD card to a HDD see edit post 1
Replies: 78
Views: 7460

Re: Move Pi home from SD card to a HDD

Been thinking about this and I now have a huge headache. ;) If/when I manage to shrink the partition and effectively create a desktop computer with a HDD similar to what I would have ended up with if I had just bought a Win machine; is it possible to have the left over partitioned to act as if it is...
by GAP
Wed Sep 19, 2018 6:49 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: (Solved sort of) Move Pi home from SD card to a HDD see edit post 1
Replies: 78
Views: 7460

Re: Move Pi home from SD card to a HDD

Well it is weekend so I tried something that I posted that I will do, "HDD split" for the boot HDD drive. If raspbian is flashed to USB device (from here on will use "HDD" as USB device) using Etcher, even if the HDD is partitioned to 2 (or 2+n) parts, Etcher will delete all partitions and flash ra...
by GAP
Fri Sep 14, 2018 10:34 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: (Solved sort of) Move Pi home from SD card to a HDD see edit post 1
Replies: 78
Views: 7460

Re: Move Pi home from SD card to a HDD (Given up)

I'm just giving up and going along with the above method of using the HDD like its a big SD card. Raspbian just takes over my HDD like a virus and no matter what I try I can't stop it. Time to admit defeat its just not worth the angst anymore. Sometimes, especially with computers, it's good to take...
by GAP
Fri Sep 14, 2018 3:14 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: (Solved sort of) Move Pi home from SD card to a HDD see edit post 1
Replies: 78
Views: 7460

Re: Move Pi home from SD card to a HDD (Given up)

I'm just giving up and going along with the above method of using the HDD like its a big SD card.
Raspbian just takes over my HDD like a virus and no matter what I try I can't stop it.
Time to admit defeat its just not worth the angst anymore.
by GAP
Thu Sep 13, 2018 9:18 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: (Solved sort of) Move Pi home from SD card to a HDD see edit post 1
Replies: 78
Views: 7460

Re: Move Pi home from SD card to a HDD

If I load Raspbian and let it take over my 1TB HDD (which it does) I can then boot from it and I have my Desktop and a massive Documents folder on my HDD instead of an SD card - Yes/No? If I connect a 2nd HDD to my Pi formatted as NTFS, which will show as a mounted HDD in media/Pi, I can then view/a...

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