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by vinntec
Thu Jan 31, 2019 8:42 am
Forum: The MagPi
Topic: STICKY: Errata
Replies: 55
Views: 70110

Re: STICKY: Errata

The link to the PDF on the new issue #78 goes to #77.
by vinntec
Fri Jul 14, 2017 1:45 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Can't USB boot (with SD card) anymore!
Replies: 40
Views: 12256

Re: Can't USB boot (with SD card) anymore!

RaTTuS wrote:can you try with the UUID instead
Exactly the same symptoms - hang with both drives powered up when booting. I tried mounting the second disk using its UUID in fstab, but that made no difference either.
Correction - now it won't boot at all!
by vinntec
Fri Jul 14, 2017 12:51 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Can't USB boot (with SD card) anymore!
Replies: 40
Views: 12256

Re: Can't USB boot (with SD card) anymore!

I have got 3 x RPi3 working without SD card. I have one slot left in my switch, so I wanted to put an RPi2 in there with the two USB hard disks left over (which are relatively slow to start). First I booted from normal SD card and checked the PARTUUIDs: pi@raspberrypi:~ $ sudo blkid /dev/mmcblk0p1: ...
by vinntec
Sun Jun 04, 2017 12:19 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Can't USB boot (with SD card) anymore!
Replies: 40
Views: 12256

Re: Can't USB boot (with SD card) anymore!

Hi Dougie - OK that's the one I am using. I have reburned the HDD from Windows (Etcher wouldn't recognise it so I had to use Win32DiskImager) and it boots absolutely fine with no SD card inserted (and I know it's new as I forgot to put ssh file on there first time around as it is running headless). ...
by vinntec
Sun Jun 04, 2017 11:34 am
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Can't USB boot (with SD card) anymore!
Replies: 40
Views: 12256

Re: Can't USB boot (with SD card) anymore!

Dougie - when you say the latest distribution do you mean 2017-04-10 as this is the one I used? If a newer one, which is the one to use and from where? Sorry if I'm being dozy!
by vinntec
Sun Jun 04, 2017 9:32 am
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Can't USB boot (with SD card) anymore!
Replies: 40
Views: 12256

Re: Can't USB boot (with SD card) anymore!

Hi Dougie - the SD card was burned using Win32DiskImager. The img file was copied to a USB stick asis (on Windows) then copied to the HDD on the RPi using DD (sudo dd if=/media/pi/E47B-CBE8/2017-04-10-raspbian-jessie.img of=/dev/sda). Is it the copy to USB on Windows which is messing things up?
by vinntec
Sun Jun 04, 2017 9:20 am
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Can't USB boot (with SD card) anymore!
Replies: 40
Views: 12256

Re: Can't USB boot (with SD card) anymore!

By the way, I send an email to RPi about it and got the rather unhelpful reply
Please refer to GitHub issues for the documentation.
as I can't find this.
by vinntec
Sun Jun 04, 2017 9:10 am
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Can't USB boot (with SD card) anymore!
Replies: 40
Views: 12256

Re: Can't USB boot (with SD card) anymore!

If you drop NOOBS and stick with plain Raspbian then it should "just work" with no changes needed as long as the PARTUUID is set to "402e4a57". Take a look with the blkid command. Hi Dougie If I do now with the RPi3 booted (using sda2) then I get pi@RPi3-1:~ $ sudo blkid /dev/sda1: LABEL="boot" UUI...
by vinntec
Sat Jun 03, 2017 9:12 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Can't USB boot (with SD card) anymore!
Replies: 40
Views: 12256

Re: Can't USB boot (with SD card) anymore!

None needed, nothing, zip, zilch, nada, rien. Hi Dougie - I did try this but it booted fine from the HDD then hung unable to find the root. I got it to work eventually by pointing to /dev/sda2 in both /boot/cmdline.txt and /etc/fstab. I have a second RPi3 to setup with the same type of HDD so I wil...
by vinntec
Mon May 29, 2017 7:49 am
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Can't USB boot (with SD card) anymore!
Replies: 40
Views: 12256

Re: Can't USB boot (with SD card) anymore!

Hi Dougie As you have clearly got this to work easily, please can you clarify if any special customisation is needed of the original Raspbian image once you have burned it to the USB HDD? I have followed the official instructions on the blog (to set program_usb_boot_mode=1 and check it has taken etc...
by vinntec
Tue May 24, 2016 11:58 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Hardware problem or what?
Replies: 2
Views: 612

Re: Hardware problem or what?

Hello again I have attached two new disks to my RPi model 2, burned latest non-Beta IMG onto the SD card, connected everything up and rebooted and away it went no problem. Its not the fastest system ever, but it seems to be working fine without me doing anything. It is currently converting my pair o...
by vinntec
Mon May 23, 2016 10:52 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Hardware problem or what?
Replies: 2
Views: 612

Re: Hardware problem or what?

Hi Andreas I will be installing OpenMediaVault from scratch on an RPi Model 2 tomorrow or soon after (waiting for disks to arrive). I have never used it before (but am familiar with Synology DSM) and I expect it to work "out of the box". If it works as expected I will let you know (I don't use any m...
by vinntec
Sun Jul 26, 2015 8:34 am
Forum: Staffroom, classroom and projects
Topic: pinet and homework
Replies: 17
Views: 10231

Re: pinet and homework

Hi Andrew - thanks for your notes. I had a feeling in my bones that PiNet could be adapted to do what I wanted so I will give it another go.
by vinntec
Fri Jul 24, 2015 2:20 pm
Forum: Staffroom, classroom and projects
Topic: pinet and homework
Replies: 17
Views: 10231

Re: pinet and homework

Hi Andrew - I have enabled the root account for SSH according to your docs but I still cannot make a connection. It is odd that the router cannot see the IP address of the not-yet logged on RPi so I am not sure where it is getting its IP address from (I get it from the login screen). So if you know ...
by vinntec
Fri Jul 24, 2015 11:03 am
Forum: Staffroom, classroom and projects
Topic: pinet and homework
Replies: 17
Views: 10231

Re: pinet and homework

One more question please. If I use the Pinet installer to create the Raspian images, does the package get installed on the server? For example, does creating the LibreOffice image mean that LibreOffice is installed on the Ubuntu server? I want to set up PiNet on a Ubuntu 14 Server Edition as a VM, ...
by vinntec
Sat Feb 28, 2015 10:18 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: CPC No stock until end of month
Replies: 46
Views: 5640

Re: CPC No stock until end of month

And to put the record straight, my two RPi2 arrive today from CPC. :D
by vinntec
Fri Feb 27, 2015 11:56 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: CPC No stock until end of month
Replies: 46
Views: 5640

Re: CPC No stock until end of month

BMS Doug wrote:A character in a gilbert and sullivan opera.
Despite lighting many G&S operettas since 1968, I just have never been involved in a production of Ruddigore, hence have never come across it before. You learn something new every day.
by vinntec
Fri Feb 27, 2015 5:55 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: CPC No stock until end of month
Replies: 46
Views: 5640

Re: CPC No stock until end of month

By the way, who is Mad Margaret?
by vinntec
Fri Feb 27, 2015 5:54 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: CPC No stock until end of month
Replies: 46
Views: 5640

Re: CPC No stock until end of month

Now I am depressed as I used to work on the 14th floor of this place: "Basingstoke's 279' high Skyline Plaza (converted from the former IBM 'Liquorice Allsort' building) is the tallest building between London and New York." although I would have thought the AA tower was taller - where my wife used t...
by vinntec
Fri Feb 27, 2015 2:25 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: CPC No stock until end of month
Replies: 46
Views: 5640

Re: CPC No stock until end of month

OK James - put 'em up. Are you insulting Basingstoke? Hm? There is lot to be happy about such as, err must be something other than lot of roundabouts and the ongoing roadworks by the M3 junction. I will think of something in a minute. This is humour by the way in case anyone thinks I am serious but ...
by vinntec
Fri Feb 27, 2015 2:19 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: CPC No stock until end of month
Replies: 46
Views: 5640

Re: CPC No stock until end of month

Except all the deliveries this week have been and gone and no RPi2. CPC says my order has been "fulfilled" which I think means it has been despatched, but it must be coming by horse and cart to take so long especially when taking in a pile of parcels for my next door neighbour today! Disappointed of...
by vinntec
Wed Feb 25, 2015 7:58 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: fvdw-sl NAS firmware available for raspberry 1 2 3 4
Replies: 42
Views: 10854

Re: fvdw-sl NAS firmware now available for raspberry b

fvdw wrote:it is added to the white list
I'm in now, thanks.
by vinntec
Wed Feb 25, 2015 7:22 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: CPC No stock until end of month
Replies: 46
Views: 5640

Re: CPC No stock until end of month

Bruny - in case it is not clear I have only ordered 2 ;)
by vinntec
Wed Feb 25, 2015 1:44 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: CPC No stock until end of month
Replies: 46
Views: 5640

Re: CPC No stock until end of month

Just for laughs, I asked for 100 RPi2 from CPC - OK. 1000? Partially OK, 436 in stock according to their system. So looks like I am going to be lucky and get them tomorrow or Friday.
by vinntec
Wed Feb 25, 2015 9:15 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: fvdw-sl NAS firmware available for raspberry 1 2 3 4
Replies: 42
Views: 10854

Re: fvdw-sl NAS firmware now available for raspberry b

Please can you whitelist my email HIDDEN NOW?

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