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by Gordon
20 Nov 2020, 16:19
Forum: B2 & B3 Support
Topic: Maximum disk size
Replies: 2
Views: 156

Re: Maximum disk size

There's no real limitation that I'm aware of. That said, I did have to hack one of my units to prefer boot from USB in order to allow it to run from the installed SSD drive. Do note though that if you choose a mechanical drive it must be a low rev drive - no more than 5400 RPM. Nothing real serious ...
by Gordon
20 Nov 2020, 15:56
Forum: Development
Topic: Debian buster (10) image 1.0 released for B3
Replies: 29
Views: 15796

Re: Debian buster (10) image 1.0 released for B3

As an aside, is it normal in later versions of Debian to see so many tmpfs mounts, especially the /run prefixed ones? Yes. It is. As far as I know every modern distribution does it. The idea is that if the system crashes (which of course it shouldn't), when restarting it should not prevent any serv...
by Gordon
04 Nov 2020, 06:44
Forum: B2 & B3 Support
Topic: Problems
Replies: 3
Views: 443

Re: Problems

Right... sorry. Assumed you would have some Linux knowledge. You need to make a SSH connection to the B3. If you never did that before check the Wiki page for instructions. Once in SSH you should change directory (`cd` command) to `/home/storage` which is the `storage` share you see on the network. ...
by Gordon
02 Nov 2020, 15:28
Forum: B2 & B3 Support
Topic: Problems
Replies: 3
Views: 443

Re: Problems

Sorry to hear about your troubles. From what I read though, Mars is a Windows only infection, so that would mean that the origin of your troubles is a Windows client machine, or should I interpret "Mars type of infection" differently? Did you verify the owner of the infected files? Use the `top` com...
by Gordon
19 Jul 2020, 14:04
Forum: Development
Topic: Upgrade all the way from squeeze :D
Replies: 5
Views: 2543

Re: Upgrade all the way from squeeze :D

Depends on whether you (and he) want to stick to Debian and how much work you want to put into it. I maintain a working port of the original interface that I translate into Gentoo packages. There is no reason why my patches to the original software would not work if you (partially) applied them to r...
by Gordon
10 Jul 2020, 15:38
Forum: Development
Topic: Upgrade all the way from squeeze :D
Replies: 5
Views: 2543

Re: Upgrade all the way from squeeze :D

If I remember correctly, in the original B3 software literally everything was installed as a dependency of the bubba packages, including ssh and the kernel. Unless you protect at least those two packages you'll effectively brick the B3 software wise. Just out of interest, is there anything specific ...
by Gordon
01 Jul 2020, 06:14
Forum: B2 & B3 Support
Topic: B3 as gateway, throughput issues ...
Replies: 5
Views: 2825

Re: B3 as gateway, throughput issues ...

To think that twenty years ago people were happy with 56k (kggggg - kadoing - kadoing - priiiii) :shock: I don't really think it is the age of the B3, more the choices that were made during its design. Considering that the B3 came with Debian Squeeze and this OS was released in 2011, the B3 can't be...
by Gordon
22 Jun 2020, 10:09
Forum: B2 & B3 Support
Topic: How many B3's out there ?
Replies: 22
Views: 9195

Re: How many B3's out there ?

That is true when changing configuration using tools from the OS. However when you save environment changes or flash a new image from the u-boot CLI in the serial console, there is usually no issue. Correct. I did end up making the required change to the environment using a serial cable (I use the ...
by Gordon
19 Jun 2020, 02:04
Forum: B2 & B3 Support
Topic: How many B3's out there ?
Replies: 22
Views: 9195

Re: How many B3's out there ?

Charles (MoueTTe on this forum) was working on u-boot several years back, but I don't know whether that was really a success. Attempting to tweak some of its environment settings I found that writing to the internal flash is buggy to say the least and for that reason I have in fact never even dared ...
by Gordon
15 Jun 2020, 12:41
Forum: B2 & B3 Support
Topic: Old disk is dying, can I get just new disk?
Replies: 3
Views: 1846

Re: Old disk is dying, can I get just new disk?

Please note that because the B3 is both passively cooled and fully enclosed, any fast spinning disk will self-destruct on account of its own generated heat. The safe choice is either a WD Green or WD Red drive, with the first one requiring to be flashed. Another option is to use an SSD drive but thi...
by Gordon
11 May 2020, 15:22
Forum: B2 & B3 Support
Topic: How many B3's out there ?
Replies: 22
Views: 9195

Re: How many B3's out there ?

Mine died recently, I suspect it is a hard drive failure. Currently working on replacing the hard drive, got a new one mounted, but are struggling to find a boot image. Latest official image here: http://install.excito.org/latest/b3/ (2012) A selection of more modern operating systems here: https:/...
by Gordon
14 Apr 2020, 04:50
Forum: B2 & B3 Support
Topic: How many B3's out there ?
Replies: 22
Views: 9195

Re: How many B3's out there ?

TB :oops:
by Gordon
12 Apr 2020, 05:16
Forum: B2 & B3 Support
Topic: How many B3's out there ?
Replies: 22
Views: 9195

Re: How many B3's out there ?

My dynamic IP has not changed in eight years. You'd probably find a lot more entries if you count the number of IPs checking their IP address. And even then you would not see the ones that are directly connected to the internet and use the DHCP exit method to trigger an easyfind update. I have two u...
by Gordon
06 Apr 2020, 15:59
Forum: Development
Topic: Gentoo live-USB for Bubba|2 updated (Linux 4.9.72 LTS, profile 17.0)
Replies: 3
Views: 9293

Re: Gentoo live-USB for Bubba|2 updated (Linux 4.9.72 LTS, profile 17.0)

Hi Greg, If you like the Bubba front-end, it should install on the B2 as well. The straight forward `old` method to get the packages is to use `layman` to add the overlay. Since you already have a B3 with Bubbagen you can however also rsync the following for the `new` method: 1. /etc/portage/repos.c...
by Gordon
06 Apr 2020, 14:34
Forum: Development
Topic: Bubbagen live-USB for B3 updated (version 1.13)
Replies: 20
Views: 11403

Re: Bubbagen live-USB for B3 updated (version 1.13)

Hmmm.... I definitely need to re-author that bit. At least the command in the code block...