Hello Jasem

Using the guide at < indilib.org/forum/general/8824-installin...w-sort-of.html#67231 > I am installing the new RaspberryOS 64bit version, which seems very quick on my Pi 4B 8Gb. 

However, I've hit a problem with installing the INDI drivers etc from the repository.  The new 64 bit release uses a new system described here : < www.linuxuprising.com/2021/01/apt-key-is...ated-how-to-add.html > and the old sudo apt-add-key simply will not work on the new system. 

Here is my terminal using the new process as described in the article for a non-armoured key:
I get a very similar response using the process for an armoured key:
Is a .gpg file available somewhere, or could you add one?  I have looked at a file in /usr/share/keyrings and it is nothing like the public key on the repository, so impossible to cut and paste.

With thanks - this OS seems to have good potential!
 

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Hello Jasem - have been waiting for libindi_3rdparty to be available for ARM64 and it looks like you've done it!

I foundarm64 build of libindi 1.9.3~202111251818~ubuntu20.04.1 in ubuntu focal RELEASECan you port this to Manjaro / PKG or make it available on GitHub or as .deb?

Yours in hope and thanks for KStars/INDI and all your work.

Best
R
 

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This is just a quick thanks for your help. I have reloaded the astroberry server, which includes the latest firmware allowing the pi SD copier to copy my new SD card image (/boot, /root and a new 2GB NTFS data partition) to SSD. On copying the data partition was automatically expanded to fill the unallocated space on the SSD.

Now I have a backup / dev image on the SD which I can update as required and deploy when wanted. The only limitation is that I can't fill the SD beyond about 22Gb - plenty room left atm.
Best

R

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Thanks for this. I have now found many threads on boot loader failures :(

Have decided to reinstall Astroberry and rebuild the installation. This time I will indeed be more careful! So far - just about to create 4Gb NTFS partition on the SD ready for cloning - so good. The USB backup boots fine.

I am used to backing up frequently as my normal distribution is Manjaro - constantly updated. Will be sparing with the Pi!

I had forgotten that any partition can be mounted to a folder - that will be hugely helpful in extracting the data from the data partition in the future.



Many thanks and clear skies ..

R

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Thanks for the heads up! I haven't heard of this but I've downloaded the most recent astroberry image to SD, done a full upgrade and firmware update, copied the whole thing to a USB and booted successfully from that. So I'm hoping that it may stay that way when I transfer to SSD!

What I intend to do for the mo is update the SD by installing gparted, zip and the NTFS drivers at the least and install my INDI profles, possibly update ASTAP, and then use gparted to include a small 4Gb data partition at the end of the SD, which may allow me to clone the whole thing to a 32Gb USB as a backup, Then periodically I could empty the SSD NTFS partition, which is only there really to transfer FITS and SER files to PIPP and Registax, shrink the NTFS partition to fit inside 32Gb, then I can clone the whole thing to the SD again for updating., clone the SD to the USB for backup, then clone to the SSD and re-expand the data partition on fhe SSD. I platesolve on my linux machine so I don't need the astrometry database on the pi (and ASTAP does not need large files anyway).

The wild card in this plan is whether the apt-update apt-upgrade process will fall over if there is another partition on the SD. I'm hoping not. If that is toing to be a problem I can't currently think of a way around it ;(

Any thoughts on this would be helpful - fools rush in!

Best
R

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Hi Giles - watched your v detailed and useful video with interest. I was booting from SSD successfully until i did a full apt-upgrade a couple of nights ago. Then chaos. I have been through my blkid, /etc/fstab and /boot/cmdline.txt and can see no errors. But when I boot from SSD I get a failed to find target message (after a systemctl rfkill message) then I can't proceed. No way of TTY-ing in. When I alter fstab to point to the SD card for /boot nothing happens at all.

I have quite a bit of material on the SSD which is not backed up for reasons in next para. Can I check and update the firmware on the SSD without booting from it? I can insert the SSD into a linux machine and work off the console.

Reason the SSD was not backed up is that it is larger than my SD. I have a NTFS data partition on the SSD which is not on the SD, even if I offload all the data. The RPi card copier will not image part of a device. I tried a simple dd fi /dev/sda1 fo /dev/sdb1 (and same for the /root partition) to a 32Gb USB, but this didn't appear to work - at any rate i failed to boot from the SSD afterwards.

Any advice you may have will be helpful - atm my only course of action seems to be to reinstall to the SSD from scratch using a fully updated and fw upgraded image, then install gparted to add my data partition again. However, I would be wary of dd'ing the first two partitions again - there must be a better way!

Thanks for any useful words ..

Best
R

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If I want to be able to change my device configuration via EKOS options or INDI control panel, do I have to be connected to the relevant kit with drivers running, or can I do it 'dry'?  I can access all the settings when connected and powered up, but not otherwise. I'd like to be able to configure options for the scope - Barlows, FR's - without having to actually connect.  Then once I've plate-solved I can enter actual values for FL in the different configs.

My kit is connected to my Astroberry which I can access via Webserver and Ethernet. 

If this ain't possible, I'll do it the hard(er) way. 

Many thanks

R
 

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Thanks to all:

Hy - that was obvious as soon as you pointed it out! Thanks.

Alfred - I feel your pain - doubt the insufficient stars is an installation issue as quite a number of people are experiencing it - see e.g. www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&...h9JA4RZGIPztpolqgzAu

How can I check StellarSolver is indeed installed?

Ref beta version - AFAICS not in source on GIT, not in my (Arch) repo so am passing on this for the moment - however, looking forward to more news ...

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Hi - I'm a noob but an getting the same message 'in the wild'. My images solve fine in ASTAP but no matter what options in EKOS i'm getting nothing. I will try KStars beta.

I'm also unable to select ASTAP as plate solver in EKOS options - have entered the correct path to the binary but nothing happens .. appreciate this could be offtopic.

Any help greatly appreciated.

Tks

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Richard Hornby replied to the topic 'QHY8L current status?' in the forum. 7 months ago

Would be really grateful for any thoughts on this, +ve or -ve.

My choices are this or the ASI294MC Pro.

tks
R


 

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I had the same problem in the UK. Solved on a non GPS mount by setting Lat, Long and DST = YES on the mount. 

Then select ‘allow mount to update KStars’  and zero offset for UTC (for me in UK, will be+1 for you) in Geographic Settings. Select “no DST offset” in KStars.

Kstars wrongly shows my LT as UTC, but the actual alignment is correct as the mount has corrected its position for DST.

When DST Ends, select DST=NO in the mount and correct alignment will be applied in KStars.

HtH

R

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Richard Hornby created a new topic ' QHY8L current status?' in the forum. 7 months ago

Could anyone advise the current status on drivers for the stock QHY8L?  

Research on this forum indicates that issues may exist with the older QHY kit, that a rebranded version of the 8L required different firmware and that the cam had issues when run on astroberry.

I am wondering whether issues remain with the stock cam and EKOS under Mac or Windows (or Manjaro (Arch). 

The cam is a good fit for my F10 scope but before committing the cash I’d be grateful for any thoughts.

Many thanks

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Richard Hornby created a new topic ' QHY8L current status?' in the forum. 7 months ago

Could anyone advise the current status on drivers for the stock QHY8L?  

Research on this forum indicates that issues may exist with the older QHY kit, that a rebranded version of the 8L required different firmware and that the cam had issues when run on astroberry.

I am wondering whether issues remain with the stock cam and EKOS under Mac or Windows (or Manjaro (Arch). 

The cam is a good fit for my F10 scope but before committing the cash I’d be grateful for any thoughts.

Many thanks

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