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StellarMate OS v1.4.0 and StellarMate App Feedback

1 year 3 months ago 1 year 3 months ago by jerry.
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StellarMate OS v1.4.0 and StellarMate App Feedback #39584
I just updated to the 2nd ? version of 1.4 and as before it automatically provided a stellarmate wi-fi hotspot, which let me add my local wi-fi SSID. I had no command line startup issues, but I wasn't watching via HDMI and a keyboard/mouse, rather I just connected via Screen Sharing. The DNS entry in the network control panel was empty, and I was able to add a new one which worked. However, after a reboot, the DNS list is empty again, so I had to renter the DNS again.

EDIT: I added a DNS entry to my wi-fi Network Connection entry for my router's wi-fi and this solved the connectivity, and is persistent.

120 MM Skywatcher Esprit on Celestron CGX
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Nikon Z7 8256 x 5504, 35.9 x 23.9mm 4.34 um pixel size
Triad Ultra Quad Band Narrow Filter
Kstars installations:
1) Odroid-N2 Ubuntu-mate 20.04
2) StellarMate on RPI4 8G
3) KStars on Astroberry RPI3.

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1 year 3 months ago
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StellarMate OS v1.4.0 and StellarMate App Feedback #39585
It was actually the md5sum for the *.img file, the md5sum for my downloaded .xz file is identical to the one you've specified, a55816718d49bf272f6836b3211be4a5.

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1 year 3 months ago 1 year 3 months ago by knro.
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StellarMate OS v1.4.0 and StellarMate App Feedback #39589
This is what I get when I do <strong>fdisk -l</strong>:
Disk StellarMateOS_1.4.0.img: 5.5 GiB, 5923144192 bytes, 11568641 sectors
Units: sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
Disklabel type: dos
Disk identifier: 0x4ec99a40

Device                   Boot  Start      End  Sectors  Size Id Type
StellarMateOS_1.4.0.img1        2048   409599   407552  199M  c W95 FAT32 (LBA)
StellarMateOS_1.4.0.img2      409600 11568640 11159041  5.3G 83 Linux

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1 year 3 months ago 1 year 3 months ago by DrawsACircle.
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StellarMate OS v1.4.0 and StellarMate App Feedback #39592
That's so strange Jasem, I have always used Win32DiskImager for burning SD Cards, never had any issues.
I tried Etcher (you link to it) and i Works, the SD card now has two partitions as usual, one 199MB boot partition and one 14,24GB primary partition.
Why it Works, I have no idea but something must go wrong burning 1.4.0 to the SD card using Win32DiskImager.

Edit: It's still a problem, just put the SD card back in the RPi, same problem Again. I noticed the green LED was lit way longer when Stellarmate started as it should, now it just blinks a couple of times.

2nd. Edit: I can see BusyBox is a Tool used to handle Wireless access points, any idea how I can close the BusyBox Shell command prompt?

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1 year 3 months ago
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StellarMate OS v1.4.0 and StellarMate App Feedback #39593
Alright, thanks for the heads up. Internet access is OK now?

Jasem Mutlaq
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1 year 3 months ago
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StellarMate OS v1.4.0 and StellarMate App Feedback #39594

DrawsACircle wrote: That's so strange Jasem, I have always used Win32DiskImager for burning SD Cards, never had any issues.
I tried Etcher (you link to it) and i Works, the SD card now has two partitions as usual, one 199MB boot partition and one 14,24GB primary partition.
Why it Works, I have no idea but something must go wrong burning 1.4.0 to the SD card using Win32DiskImager.

Edit: It's still a problem, just put the SD card back in the RPi, same problem Again. I noticed the green LED was lit way longer when Stellarmate started as it should, now it just blinks a couple of times.

2nd. Edit: I can see BusyBox is a Tool used to handle Wireless access points, any idea how I can close the BusyBox Shell command prompt?


I too have had the issue recently where WinDisc imager would only create one partion and so would not work, yet I have used it loads of times before, I now have to use etcher... not sure on the reason thought.. :)

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1 year 3 months ago 1 year 3 months ago by maxthebuilder.
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StellarMate OS v1.4.0 and StellarMate App Feedback #39619
Hello,
Is there a way to transfer INDI/Ekos configs/settings from an older Stellarmate to a fresh install?
Save
/home/stellarmate/.indi and
/home/stellarmate/.local/share/kstars
and transfer to the new install?
Will that work?
Thanks!

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Nikon D5500 H-a modified. Nikon D5500 stock
AT72EDII, TPO RC6
ZWO ASI294MC Pro, ASI071MC Pro
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ZWO EAF x 2
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SW HEQ5

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1 year 3 months ago
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StellarMate OS v1.4.0 and StellarMate App Feedback #39633
Use StellarMate Tools application on the desktop to do backup/restore.

You can also save the directories you indicated above and restore them on the new machine. These are the most important ones.

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1 year 3 months ago 1 year 3 months ago by maxthebuilder.
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StellarMate OS v1.4.0 and StellarMate App Feedback #39634
Jasem - thanks!
Where the Tools place the backup?
Nevermind... Just did it. It's in /home/stellarmate

knro wrote: Use StellarMate Tools application on the desktop to do backup/restore.

You can also save the directories you indicated above and restore them on the new machine. These are the most important ones.


Max S.

RPI 4 B (4Gb) with SMate
Nikon D5500 H-a modified. Nikon D5500 stock
AT72EDII, TPO RC6
ZWO ASI294MC Pro, ASI071MC Pro
ZWO ASI120MC-S on ZWO 30F4
ZWO EAF x 2
SW AZ-GTi x 2
SW HEQ5

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1 year 3 months ago
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StellarMate OS v1.4.0 and StellarMate App Feedback #39649
My mistake earlier. When I added my own local home wi-fi, I didn't enter a DNS server entry in that new network connection. Having added a DNS server entry in the IP4 Settings pane, I now get internet connectivity repeatedly after reboots. The Control Center-> Network Settings reflect this DNS entry (as expected).

A follow up question though. This is on a RPi 3B+ so I have 5Ghz wi-fi available, so I was hoping to increase my performance (at the cost of distance). I have tried to duplicate the Stellarmate hot spot to create a new 5G hot spot. So far, with limited testing I haven't got this to work. Should this be possible? Does the connection priority numbering have an effect on Hot Spots?

Thanks

120 MM Skywatcher Esprit on Celestron CGX
ZWO ASI 224MC or QHY-5L-II-M for guiding
Nikon Z7 8256 x 5504, 35.9 x 23.9mm 4.34 um pixel size
Triad Ultra Quad Band Narrow Filter
Kstars installations:
1) Odroid-N2 Ubuntu-mate 20.04
2) StellarMate on RPI4 8G
3) KStars on Astroberry RPI3.

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1 year 3 months ago
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StellarMate OS v1.4.0 and StellarMate App Feedback #39659
As a new user of StellarMate OS I have to ask, because it's unclear to me on how I may Update to the 1.4 Release...

My Product -> Orders shows just one item: SM-101.

StellarMate OS
Download Info:
Number downloaded: 1
Download Limit: 10
Download Ends: Unlimited
Download

There is no 2nd download link or something alike to select the new release. It's just the same link to the release, I've already downloaded.

Are I'me expected o redownload that very same "file" and is the new version available at that URL?


I'm puzzled

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1 year 3 months ago
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StellarMate OS v1.4.0 and StellarMate App Feedback #39661
You just click on the same link, If you place your mouse above it, you can see the OS version in the url - usually in the bottom left corner.

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