Using RPi 3 with volkszaehler

Now that it is possible to boot from network on RPi, I wanted to have my volkszaehler Pi use this feature. However, this is only possible with RPi 3, not with 2. I therefore replaced the RPi 2 with a newer 3.

Nice thing is that RPi 3 has a …

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Disk spinning up again and again

On my NAS I'm trying to reduce power consumption by spinning down disks when they're not used. However I noticed that after a while the disks kept on spinning up and thus kept running 24/7.

Manually shutting down the disks didn't help either, disks were up soon after.

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Disk and filesystem recovery

Was asked to recover data from a SoHo NAS (Bufallo) disk. Windows had issues recognizing the partitions (now wonder as the NAS is operated with Linux). Trial was already made to use some Linux live distros (Ubuntu, Mint) in various versions to mount the data partition, with no success.

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Installing new kernel on sheeva plug

Updating a linux kernel on a sheeva plug is just a bit more than running the packet manager.

Once the new kernel is installed on the disk, it must be activated in the flashloader :

sheeva:~# flash-kernel
Generating kernel u-boot image... done.
Creating backup of /boot/uImage.
Creating new /boot/uImage …
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Install debian squeeze on a sheevaplug

Ext4 support is only officially available since debian squeeze (6.9) release.

Instructions on how to setup a new debian using the official installer were found here. The installer method was prefered over the lenny tarball installation to get a better control over the installation. Only difference to the method …

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