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StellarMate OS v1.4.0 and StellarMate App Feedback

8 months 3 weeks ago 8 months 3 weeks 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.

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8 months 3 weeks 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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8 months 3 weeks ago 8 months 3 weeks 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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8 months 3 weeks ago 8 months 3 weeks 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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8 months 3 weeks 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?

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8 months 3 weeks 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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8 months 3 weeks ago 8 months 3 weeks 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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8 months 3 weeks 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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8 months 3 weeks ago 8 months 3 weeks 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 3 B+ and RPI 4 B (4Gb) with Stellarmate OS.
Nikon D5500 H-a modified. 180 mm f/2.8 antique Nikon. Tamron AF 28-75mm f/2.8.
AT72EDII refractor. ZWO ASI294MC Pro
ZWO ASI120MC-S on ZWO 30F4 MiniScope.
SW AZ-GTi mount in EQ mode.
SW HEQ5.
iOptron SkyTracker Pro.

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8 months 3 weeks 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

10" Meade SCT on Celestron CGEM DX HC: GEM 5.29.7137 MC: 6.50 6.50,
QHY-5L-II-M 1280x960 3.75um guiding,
Nikon Z7 8256 x 5504, 35.9 x 23.9mm 4.34 um pixel size.
StellarMate OS on RPI4 using kstars-bleeding and Kstars on Odroid-N2.

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8 months 3 weeks 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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8 months 3 weeks 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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