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by Mark_F
Thu Jan 09, 2020 2:20 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: How should I partition my external USB drive?
Replies: 11
Views: 424

Re: How should I partition my external USB drive?

I'll second leavng it as one large partition. It's easier and you'll not end up with wasted space. I've even gone to the length of calculating future usage for various partitions and STILL I have ended up wishing I'd just left it as one big partition. Make it an ext4 partition and you can't go far w...
by Mark_F
Fri Dec 20, 2019 8:15 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: How can i exchange data between Rspberry and laptop
Replies: 8
Views: 443

Re: How can i exchange data between Rspberry and laptop

LTolledo wrote:
Wed Dec 18, 2019 8:50 am
some say "sneaker-net" is still the most reliable way.....and I don't know why..... :mrgreen:
Ahhh never underestimate the bandwidth of a carload of mag tapes. :lol: :lol:
by Mark_F
Sat Nov 23, 2019 11:50 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Gray-Beard Appreciation
Replies: 11
Views: 1262

Re: Gray-Beard Appreciation

Although he is not a Grey Beard Eric Allman deserves a mention. First it was "delivermail" and then he came up with "sendmail". From my IT days I still have a couple of big O'Rielly books on configuring it. Either with M4 and by manually editing sendmail.cf. Both books are each over a thousand pages...
by Mark_F
Wed Nov 20, 2019 4:07 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Two SSD's curiosity
Replies: 7
Views: 504

Re: Two SSD's curiosity

What I'm trying to do is to move the contents of a now too small SSD to a bigger one. The root file system is on the SSD so I boot from the SD card and run from the SSD. If all else fails, you might wish to try usb-boot . usb-boot will move your existing (now too smal) SSD to a new larger SSD witho...
by Mark_F
Tue Nov 19, 2019 11:47 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: File Manager just dying
Replies: 21
Views: 4988

Re: File Manager just dying

Thank you one and all for your insight.
I have now erased apt-get update and apt-get upgrade from my vocabulary and from now on I will use apt update and apt full-upgrade... :D
by Mark_F
Tue Nov 19, 2019 11:37 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Two SSD's curiosity
Replies: 7
Views: 504

Re: Two SSD's curiosity

I'll try to clarify what's happening a bit. The power supply is a genuine Pi item. What I'm trying to do is to move the contents of a now too small SSD to a bigger one. The root file system is on the SSD so I boot from the SD card and run from the SSD. I didn't use gparted (fingers got ahead of the ...
by Mark_F
Tue Nov 19, 2019 6:55 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Two SSD's curiosity
Replies: 7
Views: 504

Two SSD's curiosity

After my little curiosity with file manager I have another one. (Oh noooo I hear them say) A little while ago I moved / to a 500GB SSD. Basically an easy process :- Partition the SSD using gparted make an ext4 file system rsync from the SD to the SSD Doctor cmdline.txt and fstab so that they use PAR...
by Mark_F
Sun Nov 17, 2019 6:56 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: File Manager just dying
Replies: 21
Views: 4988

Re: File Manager just dying

Today I had a bit of a play. Made a new Rasbian Full SD card and didn't do the updates when it first booted. File manager worked fine. Did a not so quick sudo apt-get update and sudo apt-get upgrade and the file manager dying caper started again. Did a sudo apt-get dist-upgrade and the proper behavi...
by Mark_F
Sat Nov 16, 2019 11:43 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: File Manager just dying
Replies: 21
Views: 4988

Re: File Manager just dying

I don;t know if this is a good idea, or a bad idea, but I usually run this script once a day, and most days there is something updated. So far - I've been lucky with it, and nothing has failed or broken (except a reboot issue when one particular USB drive is connected). #!/bin/bash sudo apt-get upd...
by Mark_F
Sat Nov 16, 2019 10:50 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: File Manager just dying
Replies: 21
Views: 4988

Re: File Manager just dying

Thank you for that. A quick apt-get dist-upgrade seems to have cured the problem. Dunno why my searching didn’t throw that up though.
by Mark_F
Sat Nov 16, 2019 1:51 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: File Manager just dying
Replies: 21
Views: 4988

File Manager just dying

Interesting little issue tonight. When opening the file manager it opens OK but then just dies. This behaviour started after I did apt-get update and apt-get upgrade. Here's the log in case anyone can throw any light on the issue. Start-Date: 2019-11-16 17:38:38 Commandline: apt-get upgrade Requeste...
by Mark_F
Tue Nov 12, 2019 9:08 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: HOT Raspberry Pi 4 - 4GB
Replies: 33
Views: 2539

Re: HOT Raspberry Pi 4 - 4GB

I got a fan case for mine. It was almost up to 85 degC while watching videos with VLC.
http://jandmf.com/index.php/2019/10/14/ ... -the-heat/
by Mark_F
Mon Nov 04, 2019 2:55 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: STICKY: Introduce yourself!
Replies: 3624
Views: 173875

Re: STICKY: Introduce yourself!

I suppose I really should get around to introducing myself. I'm Mark with a pretty new Pi 4 4GB with a Pi 4 1GB on the way. I'm now retired after about ten years in the employment / welfare sector. Before that I spent about 25 years in the IT industry as a systems and network admin with a variety of...
by Mark_F
Sun Sep 01, 2019 1:05 am
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: Need help with permissions after automount of usb storage?
Replies: 7
Views: 651

Re: Stooopid newbie non understanding

Humm... You have gacked something up in your installing/configuring. Yep I somehow managed to mess up udev. Last night I put the backup SD card from BEFORE I added the SSD and tried things out and as expected it worked properly. Added a USB memory stick for the root partition using the same process...
by Mark_F
Sat Aug 31, 2019 10:44 am
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: Need help with permissions after automount of usb storage?
Replies: 7
Views: 651

Re: Stooopid newbie non understanding

try changing ownership of the SSD mount usually its seen in /media/pi/xxxxx-xxxx-xxx (if auto-mounted) sudo chown -R pi:pi /media/pi/xxxx-xxxx-xxx in addition you may sudo chmod -R 775 /media/pi/xxxx-xxxx-xxx Good solution but it requires privilege which I'd rather not give my 12 year old grandson....
by Mark_F
Sat Aug 31, 2019 12:48 am
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: Need help with permissions after automount of usb storage?
Replies: 7
Views: 651

Need help with permissions after automount of usb storage?

Hi folks, First post here and first Pi which is only a week out of the box. Got my NEW Pi 4 4GB all happening. Buster, Apache, MySQL, php, wordpress, samba and stuff all working very nicely indeed. Then I threw a spanner into the works... I thought it'd be a great idea to press a Sandisk SSD (500GB)...

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