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by procount
Fri Nov 21, 2014 1:36 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Setting up as wifi router and client
Replies: 6
Views: 1552

Re: Setting up as wifi router and client

I haven't tried this, but it certainly should be possible to do what you want. You have already proven you can configure the RPi to operate in both modes, but I guess both methods result in a permanent configuration that is active from boot. So you should modify how you get each mode set up. Firstly...
by procount
Fri Oct 17, 2014 12:40 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Install the Image from USB Stick to the PI sd card?
Replies: 16
Views: 1989

Re: Install the Image from USB Stick to the PI sd card?

I see you have it working already, so I'm late to the party, but have you thought of using NOOBS? It was designed to allow the reinstallation of an OS distro after it has been corrupted. it wouldn't need an external USB stick so it can all be contained on the SD card. You don't have to stick with th...
by procount
Wed Oct 08, 2014 1:20 pm
Forum: Camera board
Topic: Monitoring HDMI on TV
Replies: 3
Views: 778

Re: Monitoring HDMI on TV

I'm no expert on the camera (and I don't have mine in front of me), but hopefully the following will ease your frustration. Raspistill and raspivid have additional options to control them. See http://www.raspberrypi.org/documentation/raspbian/applications/camera.md . A quick look at this suggests to...
by procount
Mon Sep 15, 2014 12:19 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Noobs 1.3.10 and OS distros
Replies: 26
Views: 6955

Re: Noobs 1.3.10 and OS distros

See also issue #202 https://github.com/raspberrypi/noobs/issues/202 which could be integrated.
by procount
Mon Sep 15, 2014 9:45 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Noobs 1.3.10 and OS distros
Replies: 26
Views: 6955

Re: Noobs 1.3.10 and OS distros

In parallel with this discussion I raised an issue #213 https://github.com/raspberrypi/noobs/issues/213 to help make the installation more flexible. Similar to the above suggestions with an extension.
by procount
Thu Sep 11, 2014 9:45 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Headless NOOBS network install?
Replies: 13
Views: 10683

Re: Headless NOOBS network install?

It is perfectly possible to install an OS through NOOBS in a headless fashion, although access to an SD card reader is still necessary to make some minor modifications to one of the configuration files. (Get a cheap SD card reader - you will need one sooner or later! :) ) Simply edit recovery.cmdlin...
by procount
Wed Jun 25, 2014 4:53 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Configuring a NOOBS installation - download
Replies: 12
Views: 4947

Re: Configuring a NOOBS installation - download

@Gbaman - (having trouble contacting you) Would it be possible to host your LTSP server itself on a Raspberry Pi? Obviously performance would be reduced, but for a small system <5 clients, maybe this would still be acceptable with an external USB hard disk for the storage? Would the server run on Ra...
by procount
Sat Jun 07, 2014 6:25 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Configuring a NOOBS installation - download
Replies: 12
Views: 4947

Re: Configuring a NOOBS installation - download

Cheers @Gbaman, You're welcome. I think it is a case of "horses for courses": noobsconfig solves 1 problem, Ltsp another, and there are other solutions for other issues. People just need to choose the one that suits them best, which may be several at different times for different needs. I think crea...
by procount
Wed Jun 04, 2014 11:37 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Configuring a NOOBS installation - download
Replies: 12
Views: 4947

Re: Configuring a NOOBS installation - download

@mikerr That's right. It's a one-time customisation that happens when you install the distro from NOOBS. If you want, you can use NOOBSCONFIG to install an rc.local script that runs each time Raspbian boots, but NOOBSCONFIG itself is all about customising the INSTALLATION of a distro so it installs ...
by procount
Wed Jun 04, 2014 9:36 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Easy wifi setup! It can't get easier than this. [Take 2]
Replies: 22
Views: 3329

Re: Easy wifi setup! It can't get easier than this. [Take 2]

@Joe Schmoe If users want to customise the installation of a NOOBS distro as per your above goal, then my https://github.com/procount/noobsconfig/ might offer a solution for most of the distros, but especially Raspbian. See also my previous post http://www.raspberrypi.org/forums/viewtopic.php?f=63&t...
by procount
Tue Apr 29, 2014 12:05 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Way to measure incoming power?
Replies: 9
Views: 2669

Re: Way to measure incoming power?

Search ebay for "usb charger doctor".
I find mine quite useful for ballpark measurements of USB current and voltage, but may not be super accurate - what can you expect for the price?
by procount
Sun Apr 27, 2014 10:09 pm
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: Pre-staging a brand new SD Card
Replies: 3
Views: 1511

Re: Pre-staging a brand new SD Card

And why not....?!
@BBUK states his solution excludes noobs. But you could use my noobsconfig to deploy his files to make his work with noobs aswell.
Synergy!
by procount
Sun Apr 27, 2014 9:48 pm
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: Headless and networkless configuration
Replies: 2
Views: 3094

Re: Headless and networkless configuration

You could even use this technique with noobs.
Use my noobsconfig to deploy the initrd.img and setup.sh script to the Raspbian FAT/boot partition during its installation from noobs.
See https://github.com/procount/noobsconfig/
by procount
Sun Apr 27, 2014 9:40 am
Forum: Advanced users
Topic: Pre-staging a brand new SD Card
Replies: 3
Views: 1511

Re: Pre-staging a brand new SD Card

This is my solution: http://www.raspberrypi.org/forums/viewtopic.php?f=63&t=75721 Look at zeroconf_wifi.md in https://github.com/procount/noobsconfig/ specifically for instructions to solve this problem of prestaging an SD card in Windows for wifi. This could be combined with a GUI to write the inte...
by procount
Sat Apr 26, 2014 11:41 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Configuring a NOOBS installation - download
Replies: 12
Views: 4947

Configuring a NOOBS installation - download

I think NOOBS is great. A nice easy way to install your O.S. of choice - even better after it included my suggestion to install multiple O.S.s. But one issue I had with it was that every time I reinstalled an O.S., whether it's because I wanted to use a new NOOBS release or just start afresh, it sta...
by procount
Wed Jan 22, 2014 3:09 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Raspberry Pi adhoc network
Replies: 1
Views: 634

Re: Raspberry Pi adhoc network

Why must it be an ad-hoc network? Have you considered making it an access point using Hostapd? Then you can connect your smartphone/tablet to it easily. Just make sure your dongle supports AP mode. I think the 7811 does. Plenty of tutorials around on this. I did it with an RT5370 wifi dongle. If you...
by procount
Wed Oct 09, 2013 10:10 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: I made a Raspberry PI Laptop
Replies: 840
Views: 382008

Re: I made a Raspberry PI Laptop

Thanks, I think the Lapdock 100 is quite different, but I think the HDMI issue is a red herring anyway. Since my screen does come on, the CEC line must be being grounded properly with my cables, as you mention. I have found that I can get it to boot an OS through NOOBS v1.3, but an external PSU is r...
by procount
Wed Oct 09, 2013 5:59 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: I made a Raspberry PI Laptop
Replies: 840
Views: 382008

Re: I made a Raspberry PI Laptop

>>For the duration of the initial build, power the Rapsi with another source. that way Raspi won't crash Unfortunately this does not work. As soon as the Pi reboots, the HDMI screen goes off and will not come back on again. It does prevent the Pi from turning off when the Lapdock turns the USB off, ...
by procount
Tue Oct 08, 2013 10:26 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: I made a Raspberry PI Laptop
Replies: 840
Views: 382008

Re: I made a Raspberry PI Laptop

Does anyone know how to open the case of a Lapdock 100 without snapping it? I finally got all my cables to connect it to my Model B rev2 Pi (2 x micro m/f USB & HDMI cables plus 2 micro f to fullsize USB/HDMI adaptors, so I backfeed through the USB port and avoid splicing cables). After connecting i...
by procount
Thu Jun 27, 2013 9:06 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: NOOBS boot process help
Replies: 4
Views: 1356

Re: NOOBS boot process help

Gordon - Thanks for the clear explanation. I have continued this topic on github now I have an account (as suggested by Rob) as issue #71 https://github.com/raspberrypi/noobs/issues/71 which I see you have also responded to. I suggest interested people continue this thread over there to prevent dupl...
by procount
Thu Jun 27, 2013 4:22 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: NOOBS boot process help
Replies: 4
Views: 1356

Re: NOOBS boot process help

Thanks Rob,
I initially tried to post a new issue (question) on github, but I got an error 404 - I guess I have to register first.
by procount
Thu Jun 27, 2013 2:17 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: NOOBS boot process help
Replies: 4
Views: 1356

NOOBS boot process help

I liked the Berryboot concept (for booting into different operating systems). I loved NOOBS (for installing an operating system and recovering it when it failed). But what I'd really like is a combination of the two. From my basic understanding, Berryboot maintains 1 kernel image and changes the Roo...
by procount
Thu Jun 27, 2013 1:27 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Finding the correct forum
Replies: 1
Views: 465

Re: Finding the correct forum

Well, I think I can answer my own question :oops:
Searching provides the forum and topic links at the right hand side of a post.
When viewing a posted topic, the "breadcrumbs" link to the higher level forum is at the bottom of the page. I'm used to it being at the top.
by procount
Thu Jun 27, 2013 1:17 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Finding the correct forum
Replies: 1
Views: 465

Finding the correct forum

If I want to post a question, I first do a search to look for similar topics, to see if it has already been answered. If it hasn't I would like to post in one of the forums that came up in my original search as this is probably a good place to put a similar topic. But searching on this forum will ju...

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