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by thagrol
Mon Jun 24, 2019 3:24 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Colocation between users (the cheap way)
Replies: 10
Views: 314

Re: Colocation between users (the cheap way)

The two big problesm here are trust and bandwidth. Put simply, how can you convice me that you are trustworthy and that you won't use all my avaiable bandwidth? Large hosting companies have the legal expertise, the technical expertise, and the bandwidth to handle this. I (and most home users) don't...
by thagrol
Mon Jun 24, 2019 1:16 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Colocation between users (the cheap way)
Replies: 10
Views: 314

Re: Colocation between users (the cheap way)

The two big problesm here are trust and bandwidth. Put simply, how can you convice me that you are trustworthy and that you won't use all my avaiable bandwidth? Large hosting companies have the legal expertise, the technical expertise, and the bandwidth to handle this. I (and most home users) don't....
by thagrol
Mon Jun 24, 2019 1:04 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: How can I set a static ip without having a static router ip?
Replies: 2
Views: 82

Re: How can I set a static ip without having a static router ip?

Well yeah. As a matter of course you should set unique hostnames for each pi on your network. You'll have difficulty accessing them by name if you don't.
by thagrol
Mon Jun 24, 2019 1:02 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Resizing SD-card problem
Replies: 1
Views: 73

Re: Resizing SD-card problem

other partitions used 39M avail 1900M The resize fs option in raspi-config only supports the raspbian default of two partitions (one for boot, the other for everything else). I've only seen that error with more than two partitions on the SD card. You'll need to resize your partitions manually with,...
by thagrol
Mon Jun 24, 2019 12:46 pm
Forum: Media centres
Topic: Pi car music player advice
Replies: 30
Views: 4297

Re: Pi car music player advice

by thagrol
Sun Jun 23, 2019 4:25 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: [SOLVED] USB Ethernet to PiZeroW on Raspbian Stretch not working
Replies: 5
Views: 127

Re: USB Ethernet to PiZeroW on Raspbian Stretch not working

To the best of my knowledge, the USB gadget stuff hasn't changed since that guide was written. However other aspect of what you're doing may have done. There are a number of possibilities, but it's most likely a DNS and IP related issue. Some things to consider: The network link over USB between you...
by thagrol
Sat Jun 22, 2019 11:02 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Editting fstab
Replies: 3
Views: 244

Re: Editting fstab

yaleeyalee wrote:
Fri Jun 21, 2019 9:29 pm
So how should I edit it? Thanks
That's difficult to say without more information.

Essentially you add a new line for the HDD you want to mount.

Reading the documentation for fstab and the mount command would be a good starting point.

Try

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man fstab
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man mount
by thagrol
Fri Jun 21, 2019 9:36 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: USB Auto mount - Raspbian Stretch Lite [Solved]
Replies: 20
Views: 50205

Re: USB Auto mount - Raspbian Stretch Lite [Solved]

While I don't have to justify my actions in not responding further, particularly to someone who comes across as a whiny kid, I will do so. I gave no further help as I have none to offer. I don't use usbmount. Well no more advise except the obvious: Read the documentation for usbmount unmount the dri...
by thagrol
Wed Jun 19, 2019 12:27 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Power on / shutdown RPI time or network
Replies: 7
Views: 227

Re: Power on / shutdown RPI time or network

There's no sleep mode so no remote wake either. A shutdown pi with power can be booted by briefly shorting the run header or pulling GPIO 3 to ground. Both of which require external hardware. Be aware that a pi will continue to draw power (though much less) even when the OS is shutdown. I'd go for a...
by thagrol
Mon Jun 17, 2019 6:15 pm
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: Lan file/HD server
Replies: 18
Views: 840

Re: Lan file/HD server

Note that Raspberry automatically mounts new devices like hard disks, so I haven´t mounted them in the fstab. For a server, that's not ideal. Are you, as I suspect, running the desktop rather than booting your Pi into the command line? If so, consider the following: Using the desktop's auto mounter...
by thagrol
Mon Jun 17, 2019 11:43 am
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: Lan file/HD server
Replies: 18
Views: 840

Re: Lan file/HD server

Drives appearing under the wrong names could be a mount related issue. Post you fstab too please.
by thagrol
Thu Jun 13, 2019 11:12 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: USB Auto mount - Raspbian Stretch Lite [Solved]
Replies: 20
Views: 50205

Re: USB Auto mount - Raspbian Stretch Lite [Solved]

apt-get install 3g ntfs Was that an error in transcription or was that what you actually tried? As written, it would have failed as 1. it wasn't run as root, 2. you asked it to install the wrong things, and 3. there are no packages named "3g" or "ntfs" Try this instead: sudo apt-get install ntfs-3g
by thagrol
Tue Jun 11, 2019 10:35 pm
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: RPI Ethernet Gadget intermediary.
Replies: 4
Views: 267

Re: RPI Ethernet Gadget intermediary.

JohnsUPS wrote:
Tue Jun 11, 2019 9:31 pm
It may be more practical to insert a PC with dual Ethernet ports running Wireshark in the middle....
Wireshark is in the raspbian repositories so " a Pi 3 and a USB ethernet dongle" should work.
by thagrol
Tue Jun 11, 2019 11:04 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Raspberry Pi Zero W "USB device not recognized" after connecting ZERO4U
Replies: 4
Views: 181

Re: Raspberry Pi Zero W "USB device not recognized" after connecting ZERO4U

That's expected behaviour. There is only one USB port on the SoC. It can do either slave/device mode (e.g. ethernet gadget) or host mode (ZERO4U) at a time. If dwc2 is loaded and in dual role mode it can hot swap but be aware that using a USB hub in this configuration will kill performance on the ze...
by thagrol
Mon Jun 10, 2019 6:57 pm
Forum: Raspberry Pi Desktop for PC and Mac
Topic: Connecting Raspberry Pi Zero to Windows laptop with Virtual Machine Not Working
Replies: 3
Views: 215

Re: Connecting Raspberry Pi Zero to Windows laptop with Virtual Machine Not Working

I think the problem is that the USB device ID changes several times during the boot process when using rpiboot/usbbootgui and one or more of windows, the filter, or the virtual machine can't cope with that. However for the specific case of the gpio expander, I do have a workaround but I'm afraid the...
by thagrol
Mon Jun 10, 2019 3:33 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Triple Monitor Support + Computer Replacement
Replies: 11
Views: 499

Re: Triple Monitor Support + Computer Replacement

Going by this https://members.symless.com/synergy/requirements Stretch is fully supported. Tempting to try under the ‘Our 100% Seamless Guarantee’ :D I'm not so sure given "Raspberry Pi (64-bit – armhf)". Not all Pi are capable of 64bit and even if they are isn't raspbian only 32bit? Edit: and the ...
by thagrol
Mon Jun 10, 2019 12:32 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: SD card vs USB stick: best secondary storage for sudden shutdowns projects
Replies: 19
Views: 586

Re: SD card vs USB stick: best secondary storage for sudden shutdowns projects

if you only ever add new data you might get away with it what do you mean? I'll only ever add new data When you add new data you're doing two things: adding the data itself and updating the meta data that goes with it (filename, where it is on the disc, permissions, etc). While adding the contents ...
by thagrol
Mon Jun 10, 2019 10:28 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: SD card vs USB stick: best secondary storage for sudden shutdowns projects
Replies: 19
Views: 586

Re: SD card vs USB stick: best secondary storage for sudden shutdowns projects

my problem is that I already bought an ad-hoc 3d printed case and there's no space for a shutdown button. I'm afraid you may have to trash that case and find another one. I can't believe filesystems can't simply ignore incomplete writes and I think there must be a harware reason. If only it were th...
by thagrol
Sun Jun 09, 2019 12:50 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Pi Zero as keyboard slave receiving data
Replies: 4
Views: 117

Re: Pi Zero as keyboard slave receiving data

okay then cut the second question. That changes what exactly? I notice you didn't deny my interpretation of your questions. is it possible to send commands to the pi zero while it runs as a slave device? Not gonna answer that for reasons stated previously. might be a trivial question but i am new t...
by thagrol
Sun Jun 09, 2019 11:46 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Pi Zero as keyboard slave receiving data
Replies: 4
Views: 117

Re: Pi Zero as keyboard slave receiving data

It could be the right board but...

You're asking us to help you cheat in a, presumably, multiplayer online game (those are the only ones I know of with active cheat detection). I suspect help won't be forth coming.
by thagrol
Sun Jun 09, 2019 11:27 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: SD card vs USB stick: best secondary storage for sudden shutdowns projects
Replies: 19
Views: 586

Re: SD card vs USB stick: best secondary storage for sudden shutdowns projects

I'm not saying I can prevent storage damage using a certain device or filesystem, just trying to understand which are the best in my case. I'm not looking for a bulletproof solution, anyway I think I could have problems only when having sudden power loss while Pi is writing to the second storage. M...
by thagrol
Sat Jun 08, 2019 6:04 pm
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: Network interface names and cloning a master image to multiple RPi's
Replies: 8
Views: 305

Re: Network interface names and cloning a master image to multiple RPi's

The static IPs are on the RJ-45 interface. The trouble is, if I create my master image with predictable network names, then popping a cloned microSD card into a different board won't work due to it having a different ethernet MAC. I'm probably wrong about this but aren't predictable names derived f...
by thagrol
Sat Jun 08, 2019 3:30 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: SD card vs USB stick: best secondary storage for sudden shutdowns projects
Replies: 19
Views: 586

Re: SD card vs USB stick: best secondary storage for sudden shutdowns projects

I'm asking if doing as described will break the storage compromising all the files, and which device is less prone to be damaged I think we're going around in circles here. No writeable storage can be insulated from damage by a sudden power loss just by the choice of file system. This applies regar...
by thagrol
Sat Jun 08, 2019 11:05 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: SD card vs USB stick: best secondary storage for sudden shutdowns projects
Replies: 19
Views: 586

Re: SD card vs USB stick: best secondary storage for sudden shutdowns projects

the OS is in a ready-only SD in the Pi slot, and I'd use a USB to SD adapter for the second storage. on Raspbian there is the ntfs-3g package that allora to write on NTFS filesystem but someone told me that is not journaled. This NTFS-3G supports partial NTFS journaling, so if an unexpected compute...
by thagrol
Sat Jun 08, 2019 6:45 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: SD card vs USB stick: best secondary storage for sudden shutdowns projects
Replies: 19
Views: 586

Re: SD card vs USB stick: best secondary storage for sudden shutdowns projects

I'll take a look, but answering my question what's better between SD cards and USB sticks? also I read that NTFS on Raspbian is not journaled , so what filesystem can I use to have Windows compatibility? I don't believe there is any significant difference between them in your use case. Except that ...

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