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Re: Still having a problem, please help

Mark Griffith
 

My suggestion is start off with a brand new copy of the Raspbian Buster download.  This is much easier than trying to fix something that is already busted.




Don't do the NOOBS stuff.  Download whatever one of the choices you want.  Or download them all and try the different versions to see what you like.

Copy it to a CLASS 10 SD card of at least 8GB.  Don't scrimp on the card.  A class 10 will give you years of use.  If you want to use a bigger SD card, like a 32 or 64GB, this is the time to do that.  Don't worry that the image is much smaller than the SD card size.

Connect a good HDMI monitor or TV with an HDMI input, and connect a USB keyboard and mouse.  A wireless USB keyboard/mouse combo works good.

Now, not before this, but now, power it on.  Then follow the initial setup screens and you will be all set.

If you want ham apps on there, install them one at a time.  It's easy to do.

Mark
KD0QYN


On Tuesday, January 28, 2020, 12:28:12 PM CST, KK4JOW@... <kk4jow@...> wrote:


Ok, I have it running. It seems that the TV I was using for a monitor wasn't connecting so I hooked it to another tv and it's working. I couldn't get my wireless mouse or keyboard to work so I set up a VNC connection and got on with no problem. I am now trying to set up wifi and it tells me it can't connect to wpa supplicant. Its not remembering my Wifi Country setting. Any suggestions?

Re: Still having a problem, please help

KK4JOW
 

Ok, I have it running. It seems that the TV I was using for a monitor wasn't connecting so I hooked it to another tv and it's working. I couldn't get my wireless mouse or keyboard to work so I set up a VNC connection and got on with no problem. I am now trying to set up wifi and it tells me it can't connect to wpa supplicant. Its not remembering my Wifi Country setting. Any suggestions?

Re: Still having a problem, please help

 

Diane, 
   One thing unstated which may be obvious or not…

Typically the SDcard is the ONLY file system device on the Raspberry PI.  
The Raspberry PI boots from the SDcard and keeps files on the card.  When the card is unplugged the Raspberry PI would have no device to boot from.  It doesn’t copy data from the SDcard to someplace else.  The SDcard is it.  

So… if you put Raspbian OS on the card and boot the PI from it, and then swap to another SDcard which does not have Raspbian, the Raspberry PI will completely forget about Raspbian OS.  The Raspberry PI without the SDcard is only part of a computer. 
Consider that the SDcard has the same function as a Hard disk in a desktop PC.  

Floppy disk/transport function is provided by putting a USB flash drive into one of the USB ports. 
I suspect it is possible to plug in a SDcard reader/writer into USB to give you access to a 2nd card.  I’ve never heard of anybody doing that though. 

What I do is boot Raspbian and then contact my desktop computer or laptop over the WiFi or Ethernet interfaces.  It’s easy to use SFTP file transfer to and from the Raspberry PI.  SFTP server is built into Raspbian and other Linux OSs.  
Ask about SFTP for more info if you need it.  It’s pretty easy. 

  Tadd

Tadd / KA2DEW
tadd@...
Raleigh NC  FM05pv

North Carolina Off-The-Grid Social Network: http://ncpacket.net/north_carolina_packet_network.html
Packet networking over ham radio: http://tarpn.net/t/packet_radio_networking.html
Local Raleigh ham radio info: http://torborg.com/a

On Jan 28, 2020, at 11:21 AM, chuck gelm <rpi4ham@...> wrote:

On 1/28/20 10:48 AM, kk4jow@... wrote:
So, Im brand new at Raspberry Pi. I have been trying to install the W3 DJS on my new Pi. I've flashed a 32gb sd card with the img file and I get no response from the Pi.
Since my Pi has never been initialized, can I install the Raspbian Blaster to see if that starts it up or do I have to start with the W3DJS img.
I guess what I'm asking is that if you install one operating system can you pull that card and put a different sd card in?
Again, I'm brand new at this so please excuse my ignorance.

The SD card gets 'initialized' when 1st booted.
Actually, it can get re-partitioned.





Re: Still having a problem, please help

chuck gelm <rpi4ham@...>
 

On 1/28/20 10:48 AM, @KK4JOW wrote:
So, Im brand new at Raspberry Pi. I have been trying to install the W3 DJS on my new Pi. I've flashed a 32gb sd card with the img file and I get no response from the Pi.
Since my Pi has never been initialized, can I install the Raspbian Blaster to see if that starts it up or do I have to start with the W3DJS img.
I guess what I'm asking is that if you install one operating system can you pull that card and put a different sd card in?
Again, I'm brand new at this so please excuse my ignorance.
The SD card gets 'initialized' when 1st booted.
Actually, it can get re-partitioned.

Re: Still having a problem, please help

chuck gelm <rpi4ham@...>
 

On 1/28/20 10:48 AM, kk4jow@... wrote:
So, Im brand new at Raspberry Pi. I have been trying to install the W3 DJS on my new Pi. I've flashed a 32gb sd card with the img file and I get no response from the Pi.
Since my Pi has never been initialized, can I install the Raspbian Blaster to see if that starts it up or do I have to start with the W3DJS img.
I guess what I'm asking is that if you install one operating system can you pull that card and put a different sd card in?
Again, I'm brand new at this so please excuse my ignorance.

You are excused.
Please detail how you 'flashed' your SD card so that we have a clue that you actually put the 'image' on the card and not just the file.
I do not think that there is a 'initialize' regarding a RPi.
The operating system image is 'installed/flashed/burned,dd'ed but not copied' on the SD card, then SD card is inserted into the RPi, then power is applied to the RPi.
I think you mean Raspbian Buster, not Blaster.
Reference: https://www.raspberrypi.org/downloads/
The 'NOOBS' image offers several options, but yes, you can start with any of Raspbian Buster, NOOBS, or the W3DJS images.
I have many SD cards. Many with a distinct mission when booted.
I hope this helps,
Chuck


Re: Still having a problem, please help

 

Yes, you can swap images. 


On Tue, Jan 28, 2020, 07:48 <kk4jow@...> wrote:
So, Im brand new at Raspberry Pi. I have been trying to install the W3 DJS on my new Pi. I've flashed a 32gb sd card with the img file and I get no response from the Pi.
Since my Pi has never been initialized, can I install the Raspbian Blaster to see if that starts it up or do I have to start with the W3DJS img.
I guess what I'm asking is that if you install one operating system can you pull that card and put a different sd card in?
Again, I'm brand new at this so please excuse my ignorance.

Still having a problem, please help

KK4JOW
 

So, Im brand new at Raspberry Pi. I have been trying to install the W3 DJS on my new Pi. I've flashed a 32gb sd card with the img file and I get no response from the Pi.
Since my Pi has never been initialized, can I install the Raspbian Blaster to see if that starts it up or do I have to start with the W3DJS img.
I guess what I'm asking is that if you install one operating system can you pull that card and put a different sd card in?
Again, I'm brand new at this so please excuse my ignorance.

Re: Winlink NOOB & Pat 0.8.0-armhf

David Ranch
 


Hello Chuck,

I prefer text too though videos have their place as well.  Anyway, all of your questions seem to be focused around Winlink like "how do I get a password".  That's only an Internet search away and that turns up:

   https://winlink.org/tags/passwords

Btw, for being a WInlink client, you either need Pat or BPQ32.  You don't need both and with one in hand, you should be set.  You should then be able to use either to connect to a remote CMS using a standard Internet connection.  Once that works, things should just work over your Mesh setup as well.

Good luck..

--David
KI6ZHD

Re: Winlink NOOB & Pat 0.8.0-armhf

chuck gelm <rpi4ham@...>
 

At 6:40 into the video, I get a telnet 'failure' instead of 'success'.
Likely because I do not have a 'winlink password'.

For those that create these helpful YouTube® videos;
it appears that YouTube® reduces the size of the video.
Perhaps it would be helpful if the YouTube® authors
would reduce the size of their display to match the
YouTube® reduction, then text would be easier to read.
800x600 or whatever YouTube® is.

 Actually, I prefer 'text' install instructions.

Thanks, Chuck

Winlink NOOB & Pat 0.8.0-armhf

chuck gelm <rpi4ham@...>
 

Interested in 'Winlink', but not M$ Windows.
I was watching https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oZJJLfVz23k (Thanks KM4ACK)
and stopped at the part about entering a 'winlink-password' into the 'pat configure' portion.
IIRC, a couple of years ago when I last tried, one must already have a 'winlink' system
before one may obtain a 'winlink password'.

Please: Starting from this fresh install of 'pat...v0.0.0-armhf.deb'
when and where, in this PAT install, does one attempt to obtain a Winlink password?

Mission:

Get a 'Winlink' compatible system using only telnet (BPQnode) on an intranet (AREDN mesh).
I have no interest in AX.25 or speeds < 99 kbps.
I think we only need one CMS (UHF/VHF/HF AX.25 capable) station on our intranet.

Chuck

Re: New Pi owner

KK4JOW
 

Thanks Ray. I plan on initializing it today!!

Re: New Pi owner

Ray Cadmus
 

I believe that noobs will give you the option of installing the latest raspian desktop version.  The W3DJS image contains the operating system already so just putting that image on an sd card will get you going there.  I'm including a quote from a W3DJS post in case you were not aware of this:

"The image will require a 32GB or larger SD or micro SD card to install. This image uses the default password for "pi" which is "raspberry". Please change it upon first launch, as the SSH server is enabled and this would be a security risk.

One more caveat: This image comes pre-installed to operate as a wireless Hotspot for field operations. If you are using this at home, and don't want to operate as a Hotspot, then open a Terminal on the Pi and type in "KillHotspot" (without the quotes) and hit return. Networking will then operate normally."

Regards,

Ray  W9EUM



On Sun, Jan 26, 2020 at 10:29 PM <kk4jow@...> wrote:
Hi, I just received my new Pi 4 and assembled it in its case. It came with a Noobs card, but I want to create my own card with Raspbian plus desktop.
I also want to load W3DJS 2.0. Can I load all that on on a sd card and then initialize my Pi with all that on the card? I'm sure this is all elementary with y'all but I am brand new at this and would appreciate any help. I have also read about creating an SSH file. Help, please!!!

New Pi owner

KK4JOW
 

Hi, I just received my new Pi 4 and assembled it in its case. It came with a Noobs card, but I want to create my own card with Raspbian plus desktop.
I also want to load W3DJS 2.0. Can I load all that on on a sd card and then initialize my Pi with all that on the card? I'm sure this is all elementary with y'all but I am brand new at this and would appreciate any help. I have also read about creating an SSH file. Help, please!!!

Re: W3DJS Raspberry Pi Ham Radio Image v2.0 Released

jrreid_24@...
 

Dave,
Thanks for the quick wifi fix. I pulled my hair out until 2am and finally shut it down unresolved. 

Blessings and 73
de KM4VHB
Jason

Pi 4 Sound card advice

Peter
 
Edited

I am looking for advice on which sound card to use for recording data from multi antenna's. The cards I have been looking at are,  

Audio Injector sound card, this card has 2 inputs

or

Octo 8 channel sound card, this card has 6 inputs which I think is best for my needs.

From what I have read it is best to use a sound card on the external connector

rather than an usb one. There are timing issues with using the usb sound card. Does any member who is using one of these cards have any advice on their use or setup.

73’s Peter

Re: Run A Windows program on Pi 4

Larry Dighera
 

You may find some support from the members of this group:
https://groups.io/g/SpectrumLabUsers


On Tue, 21 Jan 2020 09:31:09 -0800, "Peter via Groups.Io"
<pwnewton42=yahoo.co.uk@groups.io> wrote:

. The program I want to run is Spectrum Labs for collecting data from a VLF E-Field receiver. I am now looking at using an Ubuntu image on the Pi 4 as there is software that runs under this.

Re: Run a Windows program on the Pi

Terry L. Morris
 

React OS is a Linux distribution that is probably the most compatible for running most Windows programs. Whether it will run on a Raspberry Pi 4 is unknown to me. I have no desire to experiment with React OS.

Terry KB8AMZ

Re: Run A Windows program on Pi 4

Larry Dighera
 

The reviews here
http://www.astrosurf.com/luxorion/qsl-ham-software.htm indicate
Audacity may be worth trying under Linux:
http://audacity.sourceforge.net/

Spectrum Laboratory is here: http://www.qsl.net/dl4yhf


On Tue, 21 Jan 2020 09:31:09 -0800, "Peter via Groups.Io"
<pwnewton42=yahoo.co.uk@groups.io> wrote:

Thanks for everyone who responded to my query. From what members are saying it is a nonstarter to run a windows program and will run very slowly, this could cause a problem with the sampling rate. I have been sent some information on how to do this but it looks very complicated to do. The program I want to run is Spectrum Labs for collecting data from a VLF E-Field receiver. I am now looking at using an Ubuntu image on the Pi 4 as there is software that runs under this. Once again thanks to everyone who responded with advice.
73's Peter

Re: Run a Windows program on the Pi 4

 

Or Liva series ... You can also get refurbed small Dell computers for around $90

Also these https://www.google.com/search?q=intel+sbc

On Tue, Jan 21, 2020 at 5:48 PM Tony via Groups.Io <ynotssor=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
On 1/21/20 9:28 AM, dwfunk4475 wrote:
> Actual x86 SBC's aren't that much more expensive than the RiPi 4. ...

References, please?
--
John D. Hays
Kingston, WA
K7VE

 

Re: Run A Windows program on Pi 4

N3RDR
 

Or available as source for you to compile.

Sent from my 📲

On Jan 21, 2020, at 4:16 PM, John D Hays - K7VE <john@...> wrote:


Do you have a link to information on the software.  You will need to make sure it is for ARM processor under Linux .. both Raspbian and Ubuntu are variants of Debian Linux.


> The program I want to run is Spectrum Labs for collecting data from a VLF E-Field receiver. I am now looking at using an Ubuntu image on the Pi 4 as there is software that runs under this. Once again thanks to everyone who responded with advice.
73's Peter



--
John D. Hays
Kingston, WA
K7VE