Raspberry Pi is back up

It wasn’t booting. I forgot to edit /etc/fstab, still wasn’t booting, so changed the type of the boot partition, there’s multiple FAT32, don’t know the difference. Changed the name of the root partition label to rootfs, like on the old card.

And finally, figured out you need to edit /boot/cmdline.txt, change the “PARTUUID=”, it’ll be different on a new card.

Looks like “apt update” is faster, so is upgrading. The SanDick card the kit came with, apparently isn’t great.

It has a SAMSUNG PRO Endurance 32GB MicroSDXC now. Same size as the old one.

That’s good to know the backup works, I was dding the root partition, while waiting I looked at the boot partition, and in two text files, config had nothing. I killed the dd, and changed the cmdline.txt and it booted right up. What a pain in the ass. If you know nothing about Linux, you’ll have an even harder time switching to a new card, well you probably won’t have a backup, so it might be easy.

Oh and I had to reboot my Linux desktop, as everything was taking a long ass time to open. I don’t think Linux can handle NFS going down. Doesn’t make me want to keep using NFS. Windows isn’t any better. Apparently you need to unmount NFS, before it goes down, so hopefully the server never crashes. I tried unmounting it, but it wouldn’t. Instead Linux wanted to be a dick.

I actually held the button down, as I wasn’t going to wait any longer for it to reboot.

And rsync is running again on the Pi, this time with “-H”.

Thanks for the shitty SanDick card CanaKit. I mean slow. It might be reliable, but it’s slow.

If you buy a CanaKit, if it comes with a micro SD card, replace with the Samsung. SSH was slow too, not as slow now. I think you can only make the micro SD card so fast, the reader probably can’t do a ton.

Another option is, get a 2.5″ USB 3.0 enclosure, and an SSD, and put the OS on that. Maybe I’ll do that, to see if the CPU is really super slow, or if it’s just the micro SD card. I have a hub I can use.

And you don’t need a big SSD. Do I still have that 30 GB SSD? Or was it 60 GB? Might even be in an enclosure. Should probably just buy a new SSD. Maybe next month I’ll do that.

The DNS is also on the Pi. Perhaps Linux doesn’t like down DNS either.

I think it’s fast enough with this micro SD card, just opened another SSH session, and it was instant basically. Was running iotop.

DNS lookups are faster, and so is loading Channels DVR in a web browser. They did a good job at including a slow ass micro SD card.