Wednesday, March 6, 2013

My New Project

I received my new Raspberry PI yesterday. Took me a few minutes to get it all figured out and Debian Loaded up but here we are.I am actually doing this post from it as i wanted to try out its internet capabilities.I have it hooked up by HDMI to a 32" tv and have not had any issues with speed or anything so far. I can see many uses for these as they are a very inexpensive type of technology. More to follow..

Here is a picture of it in action.

Sunday, March 3, 2013

Hard Drive Replacement

Today I was in a bind with an OEM win 7 and a failing hard drive, LINUX to the rescue. I had a new Western digital hard drive for the swap, However the software they recommend Acronis True Image sounds ok but refused to do the task at hand, I checked my ISO image no problems there, Arronis just kept locking up and rebooting at the selection screen when I tried to select my source drive. Not to worry I new there were a few flavors of a LINUX clone out there. After a few searches I found REDO Backup and Recovery (and its free). After a quick download and burn I had the OEM on its way to a new home, The whole process took maybe 2 hours, So with a little patience I got everything moved and back up and running and no more disc error message. I was worried some of the data might have been corrupt but so far it all seems ok.

On another note I ordered an Raspberry PI the other day and I cant wait till it gets here.I got revision B with Ethernet and HDMI out,I am rather interested in how much it can handle for the size of it. My intentions are to use it in some form for my personal weather station to transmit to the web.