oke guys (and girls) i’m stuck here at the very beginning and hope you guys can help me a little over this first hurdle.
At first i’m not a complete nitwit… I know my way around linux (ubuntu) as i have been using it for about 3 years on my main machine, mainly via GUI but am not affraid to open a terminal either.
I recently receveid my raspberry pi, and had only one SD card. Installed raspbian on it via the noobs system. really didn’t use much with it as i wanted to install ubuntu mate on it, and not via the noobs system but via flashing the .img on it. As i tried the “dd” way via linux and things just seem to end up on my linux machine in some folders on a partition named data. I use this as a shared folder drive for both windows and linux for the time when i need t escape back to windows for what ever reason. anyway, it comes on the linux machine and not the SD card. so i’m doing something wrong there.
As i understand that it is easy to wreck you system when using dd wrong, which i was doing so i decide to escape to windows and installed it via the special sdcard flasher program “win32diskimager” which worked.
So today i received an other SD card from over the mail (8GB class 6) and wanted to install volumio via in the same way. Really didn’t realise at that time that volumio is a headless system from scratch so i connected all to my display, keyboard, mouse, wifi dongle (don’t have a dac for now but that will come later) . turned it on and saw that two of the raspberry pi led turned on (red and green(yellow?)) but it turned on, no blinking nothing.
realised that it was all headless, turned it off and realised that i would need to get to the network router from where i get my wireless signal, which is in the room next door (neighbour) . which i did (but don’t want to do to often as i don’t want to distrub them although they don’t seem to mind it as much.
anyway. I connected the raspy via a network cable to the router, and turned it on via usb via the router (one of those tv, phone, network, wifi boxes from the local tv… network) samething. and no rasppy on the network visible. tried to connect via the volumio local link but nothing.
remembered that at one point i owned a cross link utp cable. thought it was black and this white but one can make mistakes so i looked for another, which i found. (only other one) and this seemd more of a normal cable, also shorter, and all the clips were still on there so i tried that one.
again didn’t work. so 2 leds steady on the rasppi, no recognition of it actually booting what so ever. no network lights flashing on the rasppi either, not did the connected to the network light on the router light up.
so i really don’t know what to do. two installs, two network cables, multiple tries and nothing.
all i could think of is that:
- install isn’t good, allthough i did two attempts via the same way as i did before for ubuntu mate which worked
- SD card is F*&ked, but it formats, it installs and without error messages
- two UTP cables are both not oke, or one not oke and one a cross-linked.
- network port of the rasppi is F*&ked.
while writing this down i thought i ought to be able to differentiate from these…
So first thought about checking if the rasppi was still functional by booting in the ubuntu mate which i know to work and boot.
Which it did (thank god) then i thought to connect the utp cables to my own pc, and the leds turned on… didn’t make a working network connection. Would take more time than it would get me help full info, i believe.
Than i thought to check the new SD card if it was actually functioning. So i copied the noobs install on it and put it in the rasppi. No problems there.
Now i was thinking about getting a new download for volumio (download this time instead of torrent) and reinstall it the same way i did before with volumio and ubuntu mate… unfortunately this is some what slower… but it got done eventually.
and it actually booted, also network port had some flashing lights and the router to found that there was an network connection but upon
the volumio.local/ it didn’t find a network
nmap did find two IP adresses after switched all network connections from phone and tablet of, but i’m not sure if that would be my laptop itself and the router or the laptop and the rasppi and i don’t know how to find out. I’m not to knowledged on networking i must admitt (most of you probably allready figured this )
Anyway, i tried both network cables, same issue with both. Double checked after switching to windows once again (hate that) as that didn’t find anything in its network browser part.
so… All this… sorry for such a long text but i didn’t want to leave anything out.
2 questions… well 3 actually ofcourse.
- is it possible to do all this while connecting to a laptop instead of the router?
- how do i find out if the network cable is crossed or not? besides the obvious visiual reference, but this isn’t clear on this particular cable.
- the most importent one. any idea how to solve this at all, i tried anything i knew to check but definately open to ideas