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I blame all of you

Post by loafergirl » Sun Dec 03, 2017 6:47 pm

I'm getting a Raspberry pi for Christmas.
1, 2, 5!
3 sir...
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Post by Ice Cream Jonsey » Sun Dec 03, 2017 8:50 pm

NICE! Welcome to the club. I am glad you are doing this. Do you have a goal in mind, or just something to poke around with?
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Post by Lex » Sun Dec 24, 2017 5:13 am

Use it for evil.
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Post by Ice Cream Jonsey » Sun Dec 24, 2017 2:55 pm

Agreed - LG, if you use it for evil this is a "no snitch zone" and we won't get you in trouble. I'll ensure that nobody reports this thread either.
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Post by Tdarcos » Sun Dec 24, 2017 4:52 pm

I bought an ASUS Tinkerboard, downloaded the system image, only to discover none of my computers will recognize a micro SD card. They'll read and write a full-size SD card through any of the three adapters I have, but not the micro. Raspberry PIs use a full-size card.

Also, someone converted the Free Pascal Compiler so it can generate bootstrap code and turn the PI into a specialized device with its own OS, in places where a full Linux stack is overkill. Has full USB, networking, access to all the pins so you can use it for true "bare metal" development without needing to use assembler. They've done some interesting demo work.
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Post by Flack » Wed Dec 27, 2017 9:10 am

I had trouble writing to a micro SD card while using those adapters that look like a regular-sized SD card. I swapped over to a USB-to-micro-SD adapter, and it worked fine. You can find them on Amazon for $5-$10.

All Raspberry Pis made since 2016 (starting with the 3/3B) use a micro-SD card slot, so if you buy a modern Pi, you'll want one of those USB adapters regardless.
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Post by Tdarcos » Thu Dec 28, 2017 2:46 pm

Flack wrote:
Wed Dec 27, 2017 9:10 am
I had trouble writing to a micro SD card while using those adapters that look like a regular-sized SD card. I swapped over to a USB-to-micro-SD adapter, and it worked fine.
I have both kinds and tried both. No soap. I'm bringing out an old IBM I bought but never used. 3ghz Quad core 32 bit machine running XP. It's probably been sitting under the desk gathering dust for, oh I don't know, maybe two years? Maybe that will work.
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Post by Ice Cream Jonsey » Thu Dec 28, 2017 3:43 pm

Still, ah, tying the anchor around ole Pascal there, eh pal?
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Re: I blame all of you

Post by Flack » Fri Dec 29, 2017 5:49 am

Tdarcos wrote:
Thu Dec 28, 2017 2:46 pm
Flack wrote:
Wed Dec 27, 2017 9:10 am
I had trouble writing to a micro SD card while using those adapters that look like a regular-sized SD card. I swapped over to a USB-to-micro-SD adapter, and it worked fine.
I have both kinds and tried both. No soap. I'm bringing out an old IBM I bought but never used. 3ghz Quad core 32 bit machine running XP. It's probably been sitting under the desk gathering dust for, oh I don't know, maybe two years? Maybe that will work.
My only other suggestion is making sure that the write-protect tab is in the correct position on your adapter(s). Failing that, I agree, resorting to an IBM computer running Windows XP that hasn't been turned on in two years would be the next logical choice.
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