Booting from USB external drive on Raspberry Pi 3B

This is a quick entry to explain the steps which I followed to enable to boot from an USB driver on my Raspberry Pi 3B, but let's start from the beginning, do you know which exact revision you have? Which Raspberry Pi revision I have $ rev=$(awk '/^Revision/ { print $3 }' /proc/cpuinfo) && curl … Continue reading Booting from USB external drive on Raspberry Pi 3B

Solving DHCP issue after installing Pi-Hole on Raspberry Pi 3 as AP

After setting up successfully my RB3 as an access point I realized that after installing Pi-Hole Raspbian DHCP service (dnsmasq) was down, it seems that Pi-Hole comes with its own DHCP and DNS service (pihole-FTL based on dnsmasq), as we customize dnsmasq to RB3 run as our AP so the idea to fix this little … Continue reading Solving DHCP issue after installing Pi-Hole on Raspberry Pi 3 as AP

Fixing a Pi-Hole installation problem: stuck configuring resolvconf

Quick entry to explain a problem I had installing Pi-Hole, the issue was caused because some days ago I was playing with my DNS server configuration and back then I created these to files: /etc/resolvconf/resolv.conf.d/head and /etc/resolvconf/resolv.conf.d/base Some weeks later I decided to install Pi-Hole in my Raspberry Pi 3 and the installation process launched … Continue reading Fixing a Pi-Hole installation problem: stuck configuring resolvconf

Raspberry Pi 3 as WiFi Access Point (without bridge interface)

Happy New Year to everyone! Although this is not my first entry of this year I forgot to wish you the best for 2020 in my previous article, sorry about that, let's start with this new topic. This entry is going to cover my particular setup to configure Raspberry Pi 3 as WiFi access point, … Continue reading Raspberry Pi 3 as WiFi Access Point (without bridge interface)

Solving Lenovo Thinkpad t470p stuck on Lenovo logo screen problem

For a couple of weeks I've been suffering an irritating problem when my laptop tried to boot, it was completely stuck on Lenovo logo screen, after reading a lot of Lenovo Support pages, one of the most common reasons shared by people which was causing this issue in their cases was a hardware problem, for … Continue reading Solving Lenovo Thinkpad t470p stuck on Lenovo logo screen problem

Netflix and Amazon Prime Video on Raspberry Pi 3 installation issues

Recently I decided to give it a try to Netflix at home but unfortunately my Philips 37PFL8605H/12 TV is not as smart as I'd like it, so I started to look for the best option to watch Netflix at home without buying any additional hardware like Google Chromecast or Amazon Fire TV. In my case … Continue reading Netflix and Amazon Prime Video on Raspberry Pi 3 installation issues

Fixing problems with bluetooth on Thinkpad T470p

Trying to connect my bluetooth headphones I realize that I had a problem in my laptop, checking logs it shown the problem:The device installed on Thinkpad T470p is Intel 8265 Wireless Bluetooth. ... [ 7.726547] Bluetooth: hci0: Debug lock is disabled [ 7.726549] Bluetooth: hci0: Minimum firmware build 1 week 10 2014 [ 7.726564] bluetooth … Continue reading Fixing problems with bluetooth on Thinkpad T470p

RAID array migration from CentOS 7 to Debian GNU/Linux 10 (upgrading drives)

After installing Debian GNU/Linux Testing (Bullseye) on my HP Proliant G8 Microserver in a new SSD drive, I have to setup an already created RAID array on my new fresh Linux installation and upgrade disks in that array at the same time, these are the steps which I followed: Scan RAID arrays # mdadm --detail … Continue reading RAID array migration from CentOS 7 to Debian GNU/Linux 10 (upgrading drives)

Installing GRUB2 on USB stick on Debian GNU/Linux Bullseye

This quick entry has been created just to document the process needed to install GRUB2 from a running Debian Bullseye, trying to install GRUB2 on USB stick I always get this error: # grub-install /dev/sdb Installing for i386-pc platform. grub-install: warning: Attempting to install GRUB to a disk with multiple partition labels. This is not … Continue reading Installing GRUB2 on USB stick on Debian GNU/Linux Bullseye