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by donbrew
Sun Jul 26, 2020 4:45 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: rpi-update
Replies: 5
Views: 998

Re: rpi-update

Be prepared! Everybody with a PI4 that downloads new software will be killing their machine until the new kernel is fixed. There does not seem to be much urgency at the foundation, they knew about the problem several days before they pushed it. Now all you get is warnings to not pester them about it...
by donbrew
Sat Jul 25, 2020 9:44 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: rpi-update
Replies: 5
Views: 998

Re: rpi-update

Yeah, I installed rpi-update from apt. Problem is I am running headless and the ethernet connection crashes too frequently to run it! So, what I did was edit cmdline.txt and started using the SD card to boot and the HDD for root. Worked good until I had to use DietPi-software to add an app. That tri...
by donbrew
Thu Jul 23, 2020 11:02 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: rpi-update
Replies: 5
Views: 998

rpi-update

I accidentally updated the kernel on my pi4 to 5.4. It broke a few things that the foundation admits to. When I tried to downgrade I found out that rpi-update is not included in DietPi. Is there another way? I still have a copy of DietPi on a SD card that I used to make the Pi USB/HD bootable; What ...
by donbrew
Sat Jun 13, 2020 4:41 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: File Format for R-Pi 4 media centre
Replies: 13
Views: 2742

Re: File Format for R-Pi 4 media centre

I am not a Mac guy. Fat32 can handle file systems up to 32 GB; my guess is you HD is larger than that. I think ExFat would work on both Linux and Mac. If you are sharing with Samba the file system doesn't matter a lot, really only matters if you need to physically move the HD from machine to machine...
by donbrew
Sat Jun 13, 2020 1:43 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: micro SD card stuck busy
Replies: 5
Views: 804

Re: micro SD card stuck busy

This install was to a Pi3B with the OS on a HD. The (cheap POS) powered USB port suddenly stopped providing power to the HD. After that the SD card is "frozen"; I can edit files on it and apparently save them but on refreshing the files revert to their earlier version. I can try to format ...
by donbrew
Sun May 31, 2020 11:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: micro SD card stuck busy
Replies: 5
Views: 804

Re: micro SD card stuck busy

Yes, I tried Etcher, SD card formatter. Libreelec SD maker, RaspberryPi SD maker, Rufus, Win32imager and a couple others. On another note; I tried to reburn the working SD card (because something is going on with permissions, I wanted to start over) it would not burn. Raspberry Pi imager takes a ver...
by donbrew
Sat May 30, 2020 12:51 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: micro SD card stuck busy
Replies: 5
Views: 804

micro SD card stuck busy

RPi 3B. I installed DietPi, now the SD card is corrupted. When I try to boot from it dietpi reports it is stuck in busy mode. When I try to re burn dietpi or any other OS it is reported as write protected. I have tried using windows diskpart to remove write protection. I have tried gparted to remove...
by donbrew
Sun May 10, 2020 7:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How to change the gateway address
Replies: 3
Views: 2429

Re: How to change the gateway address

Gateway is the address of your internet modem/router. I don't know how there could be a conflict if all of the machines use the same gateway.
by donbrew
Sun May 10, 2020 7:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: can't connect Raspberry PI 3 to my PC through Ethernet Cable
Replies: 21
Views: 4763

Re: can't connect Raspberry PI 3 to my PC through Ethernet Cable

Pretty amazing that nobody knows about the need for cross over cables. The reason you have one way access is because the PC probably has a gigabit (1000) ethernet adapter, the Pi 3 has a "fast" (10/100) ethernet adapter. If both machines have gigabit there is no need for a cross over cable.