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by n67
Fri Nov 09, 2018 8:59 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Duplicate an image using Win32DiskImager doesn't work
Replies: 13
Views: 1340

Re: Duplicate an image using Win32DiskImager doesn't work

Check out:

viewtopic.php?p=1205053

Though, I haven't seen old Marty around these parts in quite some time...
by n67
Fri Nov 09, 2018 8:54 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Introducing Pi386
Replies: 77
Views: 32321

Re: Introducing Pi386

By the way, and just to clarify for anyone else reading this thread, the approach here is the same as in Exagear. That is, you emulate x86 so that you can run Linux X86 code. Then you layer WINE on top of that so you can run (some) Windows apps. But what's missing from this formula is actually runni...
by n67
Fri Nov 09, 2018 3:39 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Raspbian stretch lite
Replies: 5
Views: 522

Re: Raspbian stretch lite

The next commands you enter should be: $ cat > hello.c << 'EOF' > #include <stdio.h> > int main(void) { puts("hello, world"); } > EOF $ gcc -W -Wall -Werror -o hello hello.c $ ./hello hello, world $ Edit: After you see the 'gcc' command fail, then do: $ sed -i 's/;/; return 0;/' hello.c Then try the...
by n67
Fri Nov 09, 2018 3:32 pm
Forum: RISCOS
Topic: RISC OS now under the Apache 2.0 Licence
Replies: 31
Views: 15819

Re: RISC OS now under the Apache 2.0 Licence

An OS does not provide the ability to do the things, it is the programs running on the OS, RISC OS is a bit behind in support for some things, especially in the area of the web (lacking a good HTML5 browser, the good browser has limited Java Script support, and NO support for embeded videos in web ...
by n67
Fri Nov 09, 2018 3:31 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Duplicate an image using Win32DiskImager doesn't work
Replies: 13
Views: 1340

Re: Duplicate an image using Win32DiskImager doesn't work

SD CARD COPIER is the standard advice given by the help-givers on the forum, because, assuming you are running the Raspbian GUI, it will "just work". Be aware, though, that it take a long time to run (since it is copying zillions of files) with no good user feedback. Meaning, the few times I've run ...
by n67
Thu Nov 08, 2018 9:41 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Introducing Pi386
Replies: 77
Views: 32321

Re: Introducing Pi386

Do you have an ETA for a release version?
by n67
Thu Nov 08, 2018 7:40 am
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Possible to break dependencies? I.e., Install a package w/o its dependencies?
Replies: 10
Views: 661

Re: Possible to break dependencies? I.e., Install a package w/o its dependencies?

OK, that does seem to fix this specific problem (at). However, it still leaves the general question unanswered. (That's the problem with giving specifics of a problem. The help-givers focus on solving the specific problem, and lose sight of the real point. For this reason, I usually avoid giving spe...
by n67
Thu Nov 08, 2018 2:43 am
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Possible to break dependencies? I.e., Install a package w/o its dependencies?
Replies: 10
Views: 661

Re: Possible to break dependencies? I.e., Install a package w/o its dependencies?

Yeah, that's kinda what I thought was going to be the case. It's kinda like the situation with "Foreign Keys" in databases - It always seemed to me that there should be an override, but the gods of database say otherwise. P.S. Both of the solutions you propose are beyond my pay grade. I think I will...
by n67
Thu Nov 08, 2018 1:31 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Set IP in boot sector?
Replies: 13
Views: 923

Re: Set IP in boot sector?

The real underlying on this thread is the idea of "I want it to be on the FAT partition so that I can edit it from Windows" (or some other non-Linux OS). The point is that if you relax this requirement, then it becomes trivial to fix whatever needs fixing on the ext4 partition. And the easy way to e...
by n67
Thu Nov 08, 2018 1:28 am
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Possible to break dependencies? I.e., Install a package w/o its dependencies?
Replies: 10
Views: 661

Re: Possible to break dependencies? I.e., Install a package w/o its dependencies?

False.

That's how it is supposed to work, but sometimes, as in this case, it simply 'taint true.

If you read carefully, you will see that.

As I say, there needs to be an override. But I fear there isn't.
by n67
Wed Nov 07, 2018 11:13 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Possible to break dependencies? I.e., Install a package w/o its dependencies?
Replies: 10
Views: 661

Possible to break dependencies? I.e., Install a package w/o its dependencies?

I know you're "not supposed to" do this, but I think there needs to be an override. The specific case: I want to install the "at" command. "at" is a very useful Unix tool which is standard, old-school Unix. It is kind of like an "immediate" version of "cron". To my mind, if "cron" is installed, then...
by n67
Wed Nov 07, 2018 8:35 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: yet another samba connect issue
Replies: 11
Views: 642

Re: yet another samba connect issue

yes i did sudo mkdir -m 1777 /internet_monitor while i was in /home/pi/data Then you created the directory at /internet_monitor, not at /home/pi/data/internet_monitor The command should have been 'sudo mkdir -m 1777 internet_monitor' Or 'sudo mkdir -m 1777 ./internet_monitor' Or 'sudo mkdir -m 1777...
by n67
Wed Nov 07, 2018 6:08 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Is /tmp ramdisk in Raspbian?
Replies: 4
Views: 2341

Re: Is /tmp ramdisk in Raspbian?

gordon77 wrote:
Wed Nov 07, 2018 3:46 pm
Afaik /tmp is using the SD card, /run/shm is in ram.
Yeah, that's probably right.

According to "df", /dev/shm, /run, /run/lock, /run/user/1000, and /sys/fs/cgroup are all "tmpfs", but /tmp is not among those.

I wonder what would happen if I made /tmp be a link to something on /mnt/ramdisk...
by n67
Wed Nov 07, 2018 3:39 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Is /tmp ramdisk in Raspbian?
Replies: 4
Views: 2341

Is /tmp ramdisk in Raspbian?

In some distros/setups, /tmp is actually RAM - i.e., when you write to it, no actual disk write occurs. Does Raspbian work that way, or does writing to it actually write to the SD card? (The underlying point here, of course, is that I'd like to not be writing to the SD card if I can avoid it, for te...
by n67
Wed Nov 07, 2018 10:29 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Hanging in background causing failures. Swappiness? Cron?
Replies: 20
Views: 1871

Re: Hanging in background causing failures. Swappiness? Cron?

The argument would be that it is acceptably rude. I.e., that a certain level of rudeness is inevitable in this world and thus acceptable.
by n67
Tue Nov 06, 2018 9:51 pm
Forum: Android
Topic: What? no Android support?
Replies: 37
Views: 13908

Re: What? no Android support?

Just to be clear, I have no problem with someone putting together a working version of Android for the Pi. I'd never use it, of course, but that's just me. It just seems pretty clear by now that it won't get the stamp of approval from the powers that be. And, history has shown, that without that sta...
by n67
Tue Nov 06, 2018 7:22 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Hanging in background causing failures. Swappiness? Cron?
Replies: 20
Views: 1871

Re: Hanging in background causing failures. Swappiness? Cron?

Well, bumping is kinda by definition rude.

It's kind of like asking what is the acceptable level of line jumping.
by n67
Tue Nov 06, 2018 5:23 pm
Forum: Android
Topic: What? no Android support?
Replies: 37
Views: 13908

Re: What? no Android support?

Two comments: 1) Has anyone actually articulated *WHY* they would want to run Android on the Pi? That would be about the same as running Android on a desktop PC - which I see no point in. Anyway, Android's mostly for things like dating apps and Candy Crush and such things. Not really things that mak...
by n67
Tue Nov 06, 2018 12:40 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Large, (128GB) SSD install
Replies: 11
Views: 4453

Re: Large, (128GB) SSD install

Forget NOOBS and Etcher. Use PINN to write the Raspbian image. No need to format.
by n67
Sun Nov 04, 2018 4:16 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Change username on the forums?
Replies: 19
Views: 1149

Re: Change username on the forums?

Yup - that's the one.

Note that FotL is normally on my "ignore" list, but this post was worth commenting upon.
by n67
Sun Nov 04, 2018 3:22 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Change username on the forums?
Replies: 19
Views: 1149

Re: Change username on the forums?

The problem is that, like it or not, we are moving into an age where people have that right. Once the governments of the world start recognizing the online world as a legitimate extension of the physical world - that is, not just our (and by "our", I mean us hacker types) little playground - then pe...
by n67
Sun Nov 04, 2018 1:35 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: i want to copy my Minecraft world from my USB
Replies: 4
Views: 276

Re: Rasbian Stretch Lite

Using cp -a is usually preferable, as it will keep all permissions within the directory. "cp -a" is *usually* preferable, but not in this case. SInce the USB drive is from the DOS/WIndows world, it doesn't have Unix semantics. As a result, if you copy with -a, you'll get a bunch of (non-fatal) erro...
by n67
Sun Nov 04, 2018 1:28 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Renaming of 'pi' to 'pi-newname' and proposed changes to /etc files - as my added 'user':
Replies: 14
Views: 900

Re: Renaming of 'pi' to 'pi-newname' and proposed changes to /etc files - as my added 'user':

Renaming pi is NOT recommended in any way (until you really understand what that means and what it does). Seriously, every time this comes up, I have to ask "Why?" There really is no good reason to do it. The problem, as is so often the case, is old/obsolete tuts (websites) out there - that recommen...
by n67
Thu Nov 01, 2018 9:17 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Re-formatting the SD card
Replies: 25
Views: 85124

Re: Re-formatting the SD card

Sounds to me like the problem is not with Etcher or whatever. If the operating system does not recognize and SD card plugged into whatever card reader then of course the likes of Etcher cannot see it either. Not really. The implication is that once he formats it (on some other machine - not the Mac...
by n67
Thu Nov 01, 2018 6:02 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Re-formatting the SD card
Replies: 25
Views: 85124

Re: Re-formatting the SD card

Etcher is weird; there is no need to use it. Just use "unzip", like this: # unzip -cq /path/to/raspbian_image.zip > /dev/sdX where /dev/sdX is the device file for the SD card. The point of this post is that while there may be some cause for using Etcher (or Win32DiskImager or whatever) the *first* t...

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