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by Roken
Sat Sep 22, 2018 8:30 pm
Forum: Networking and servers
Topic: Looking for NFS tutorial
Replies: 6
Views: 879

Re: Looking for NFS tutorial

I use Arch on my desktop, and have to admit that their wiki is one of the best. However, NFS is not too difficult. What are you struggling with?
by Roken
Sat Sep 15, 2018 2:28 pm
Forum: HATs and other add-ons
Topic: The PoE HAT (recommended hardware)
Replies: 9
Views: 2454

Re: The PoE HAT (recommended hardware)

You may want to look at https://www.raspberrypi.org/forums/view ... 5&t=220984 before buying.

But to answer the question asked, I have a Netgear GS108PE which works just fine.
by Roken
Sat Sep 15, 2018 8:49 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Do the 3B+ need mouse and keyboard to boot?
Replies: 7
Views: 852

Re: Do the 3B+ need mouse and keyboard to boot?

I have four, only one has a mouse and KB (and that's retropie, so they are only there as game controllers).

Have a look at https://www.raspberrypi.org/documentati ... ccess/ssh/
by Roken
Thu Sep 13, 2018 7:32 pm
Forum: HATs and other add-ons
Topic: PoE HAT - USB Ports not working - over-current (FIXED - New Hardware Release)
Replies: 327
Views: 85749

Re: PoE HAT - USB Ports not working - over-current

Email also sent. Happy to help out, if I can.
by Roken
Wed Sep 12, 2018 6:42 pm
Forum: HATs and other add-ons
Topic: PoE HAT - USB Ports not working - over-current (FIXED - New Hardware Release)
Replies: 327
Views: 85749

Re: PoE HAT - USB Ports not working - over-current

Except - I see the overvoltage, with literally nothing connected. The one Pi that I have a hat connected to is entirely independent of anything else. All that it relies on is the network. I mean that, inasmuch as even the sdcard does nothing more than boot, and hand over to an NFS boot. This is, inc...
by Roken
Tue Sep 11, 2018 5:42 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: fstab
Replies: 12
Views: 976

Re: fstab

You should never need to force mounting. If the mountline is correct, force is not required. As has already been pointed out, adding nofail should prevent any issues if the drive is not plugged in. To ensure RW access, make sure the mount point is RW accessible to the user. Mounting in mount should ...
by Roken
Tue Sep 11, 2018 5:37 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Raspberry Pi as NAS / private cloud
Replies: 8
Views: 1003

Re: Raspberry Pi as NAS / private cloud

I'd check about using the router to host the NAS drive. Some routers are very fussy about what FS they will use. You could set up a PI as a NAS server, which will give more flexibility, at a potential speed of access cost (i.e. 300MBs net and USB rather than direct 1GB net). I have to be honest, ove...
by Roken
Tue Sep 11, 2018 5:31 pm
Forum: HATs and other add-ons
Topic: PoE HAT - USB Ports not working - over-current (FIXED - New Hardware Release)
Replies: 327
Views: 85749

Re: PoE HAT - USB Ports not working - over-current

I'm not an electronics guy, and home spun fixes won't work. However, I'd rather replace than refund (at the moment, on the Pi I have it on, it's not the end of the world. No USB - or indeed any connected peripherals at all. Dedicated Plex server reading from an NFS drive). The other PIs, however, wo...
by Roken
Sun Sep 09, 2018 10:12 am
Forum: HATs and other add-ons
Topic: PoE HAT - USB Ports not working - over-current (FIXED - New Hardware Release)
Replies: 327
Views: 85749

Re: PoE HAT - USB Ports not working - over-current

Reading through the topic it looks like an interesting issue to solve, but so far (several movies and episodes of series played) it works for me. I agree. I have two more to buy, but the current one is on a completely headless system with no USB devices. The others do have USB devices connected, an...
by Roken
Tue Sep 04, 2018 9:10 pm
Forum: HATs and other add-ons
Topic: PoE HAT - USB Ports not working - over-current (FIXED - New Hardware Release)
Replies: 327
Views: 85749

Re: PoE HAT - USB Ports not working - over-current

Personally I don't regard this as a fix, so will be sending my hats back as faulty for a refund when I get back from this work trip and will go back to using cheap splitters at a fraction of the price but without the reliability problems. I'm surprised something this bad got released. Surely, the i...
by Roken
Tue Sep 04, 2018 6:47 pm
Forum: HATs and other add-ons
Topic: PoE HAT - USB Ports not working - over-current (FIXED - New Hardware Release)
Replies: 327
Views: 85749

Re: PoE HAT - USB Ports not working - over-current

If it helps (and taking from daytona's post), I tried this as an overlay (EDIT: Ripped off and modified from https://www.raspberrypi.org/forums/viewtopic.php?f=45&t=221639): /* * Overlay for the Raspberry Pi POE HAT. */ /dts-v1/; /plugin/; / { compatible = "brcm,bcm2708"; fragment@0 { target-path = ...
by Roken
Sat Sep 01, 2018 6:52 pm
Forum: HATs and other add-ons
Topic: ETA for Official POE Hat for 3B+
Replies: 64
Views: 10822

Re: ETA for Official POE Hat for 3B+

Does this USB issue present itself, when, for example, 2 USB HDs are plugged in via a powered USB hub. I've invested in a PoE switch and, for the moment, one PoE hat. That is working fine on a completely headless Pi with nothing plugged in. I have three more Pis, 2 of them 3B+ (the other - 3B - can'...
by Roken
Sun Aug 26, 2018 2:42 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Setting up pi camera with MotionEye - login issues
Replies: 4
Views: 1870

Re: Setting up pi camera with MotionEye - login issues

username = admin
by Roken
Fri Aug 24, 2018 8:10 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: external hdd mounting issue
Replies: 10
Views: 596

Re: external hdd mounting issue

Get a powered USB hub, connect the drive (or multiple drives) to that, and connect the hub to the Pi. Voila, no more power issues.
by Roken
Tue Aug 21, 2018 8:26 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Kernel updates
Replies: 6
Views: 2393

Re: Kernel updates

Thank you, I'm good, Apparently out of date, but I'm good. Of course, I'm a bit miffed that my 8 port PoE enabled switch is, it seems, not PoE enabled, so my test PoE hat that arrived today is currently fitted but useless. On the plus side, a client company (yeah, I'm an accountant) has one on Ebay ...
by Roken
Tue Aug 21, 2018 8:22 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Power supply failed? now in emergency mode - headless SOLVED
Replies: 15
Views: 1362

Re: Power supply failed? now in emergency mode - headless SOLVED

Not to gloat, but back to my original reply.

fsck -y allows all repairs.
by Roken
Mon Aug 20, 2018 7:44 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Power supply failed? now in emergency mode - headless SOLVED
Replies: 15
Views: 1362

Re: Power supply failed? now in emergency mode - headless

If you have access to a PC, boot the PC with a linux livecd, and run fsck on both the sdcard and the external drive. Allow it to repair any errors. Once done, reassemble the Pi, and re-try.
by Roken
Mon Aug 20, 2018 7:25 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Kernel updates
Replies: 6
Views: 2393

Re: Kernel updates

Huh? Who knew. Thank you for the clarification.

(For info, I'm on 4.18.3 on my desktop, so assuming the bleeding edge means has the Pi modules, it still isn't bleeding edge even via rpi-update, but I'll stick to stock on my Pis)
by Roken
Mon Aug 20, 2018 6:48 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Kernel updates
Replies: 6
Views: 2393

Kernel updates

I always thought that kernel updates were done with rpi-update. So, what exactly is raspberrypi-kernel via apt-get updating?
by Roken
Wed Aug 15, 2018 7:22 pm
Forum: Networking and servers
Topic: amateur home NAS with rpi, powering the HDD's
Replies: 13
Views: 980

Re: amateur home NAS with rpi, powering the HDD's

If you want the best of both worlds, setup a NAS and Owncloud. NAS will give you a local fileserver, and owncloud will give you, um, a cloud server, that can point back to your NAS (at least theoretically, I have yet to get that working, and managed to trash my NAS drive in the process. Thank heaven...
by Roken
Mon Aug 13, 2018 8:02 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Pi 3b+ No 4 on the way - ideas
Replies: 1
Views: 376

Pi 3b+ No 4 on the way - ideas

I'm not an electronics guy, I'm a computer guy. Pi No.1 runs a plex server, an NFS server, a PiHole server and a VPN server. Oh, and it's a 5 1/2 inch digital clock with an attached screen using chrome in headless mode. Pi No.2 runs RetroPie (booting rootfs from the NFS on Pi 1) Pi No.3 runs Ownclou...
by Roken
Wed Aug 08, 2018 9:12 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: /dev/root full although all data is on /media/usb0
Replies: 3
Views: 191

Re: /dev/root full although all data is on /media/usb0

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sudo fdisk -l
Assuming all of your data files are supposed to be linked into /home

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ls -laxoh /home/pi
Will give us an overview of how you have things set up.
by Roken
Wed Aug 08, 2018 9:07 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Raspberry torrentbox, SD card becomes full.
Replies: 3
Views: 219

Re: Raspberry torrentbox, SD card becomes full.

I can't be sure, but I'm guessing Transmission uses /tmp as an intermediary, and /tmp probably resides on your sdcard.
by Roken
Mon Aug 06, 2018 7:49 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Endless Boot Loop
Replies: 3
Views: 695

Re: Endless Boot Loop

If you are dropping into an emergency shell, chances are your sdcard (or other rootfs filesystem) is corrupted. You need to fix it. fsck will do it, but you really need to fix it on a separate system, so that it isn't mounted.
by Roken
Sun Aug 05, 2018 7:39 am
Forum: Media centres
Topic: Raspberry Pi 3B+ and Plex Issue
Replies: 6
Views: 10247

Re: Raspberry Pi 3B+ and Plex Issue

I note that the Pi is connected via ethernet, but what about the other devices?

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