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Small low powered PC

Postby profzarkov » Mon Apr 23, 2018 1:21 pm

Hi
I've been a Cumulus user for some years but had a break as I now live on a narrowboat but have recently returned to my hobby and have bought a new station (WS3083). It works well mounted on my boat and the excellent, stable software is good too.
I do upload to a website but it is tricky as power usage onboard has to be monitored. I am currently using a laptop and would like to,ask for help in finding a low,power computer to run Cumulus - I see there are a few windows tablets and also Raspberry Pis, what would folk recommend?
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Re: Small low powered PC

Postby ronwright418 » Mon Apr 23, 2018 2:50 pm

How about one of the Raspberry Pi versions?
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Re: Small low powered PC

Postby profzarkov » Mon Apr 23, 2018 2:59 pm

Yes, at seems like a good idea, bit of a new area for me. How easy are they to set up?
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Re: Small low powered PC

Postby GreenwoJ » Tue Apr 24, 2018 12:53 am

Ohh yes please :-)

I'd love to get CumulusMX working on a Pi (I've just acquired a Pi 3 B which looks ideal), but I'm a Windows sort of guy :-) Has anyone done a step-by-step guide or produced an ISO for a basic default setup?

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Re: Small low powered PC

Postby dazza1223 » Tue Apr 24, 2018 9:19 am

i dont think there is a by-step guide for that but read this to help u get stared

viewtopic.php?f=27&t=13587

then to run cumulus mx

viewtopic.php?f=27&t=12908#p101008

hope it helps you as i went over to a pi and i dint know much about linux but now i like it more then windows

and if u want i can make you a img file with it all on the sdcard so u just burn it to the sd

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Re: Small low powered PC

Postby Toxic17 » Tue Apr 24, 2018 10:46 am

I'm using an intel nuc. works quite well with debian.

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Re: Small low powered PC

Postby dazza1223 » Tue Apr 24, 2018 3:33 pm

profzarkov wrote:Yes, at seems like a good idea, bit of a new area for me. How easy are they to set up?



as i said to GreenwoJ it not that hard i wil give u a hand if you want?

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Re: Small low powered PC

Postby profzarkov » Sat Apr 28, 2018 12:15 pm

Thanks for the replies - may well give the Pi a go . . .

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Re: Small low powered PC

Postby dazza1223 » Sat Apr 28, 2018 12:18 pm

Ok well as I said if u need a hand let me know

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Re: Small low powered PC

Postby dazza1223 » Tue May 01, 2018 11:37 pm

Hey guys I would like to say a big thanks to you all for helping me over the years.

So I took some time making a pre-built raspberry pi image as I saw on the forum people saying is there a step by step guide to set all this up.
The pi image contains ….
: Samba file server
: mono version 4.0.5 don’t work with fine off set but I will be making one
: Cumulus MX release - v3.0.0 build 3043
: Pi updated to the latest packages 29/04/2018
: Firmware updated to the latest 29/04/2018
: Remote desktop

Pm me for the link to download
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Re: Small low powered PC

Postby water01 » Wed May 02, 2018 1:24 am

Have you got Steve's permission to do this as if you haven't you are not allowed to distribute his software, only Steve can do that?

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Re: Small low powered PC

Postby dazza1223 » Wed May 02, 2018 9:06 am

yes i ask him and he said fine

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Re: Small low powered PC

Postby ExperiMentor » Sun May 06, 2018 10:21 pm

Just for the record - CumulusMX runs just fine on the lowest-powered Raspberry Pi you can get. Pi Zero W is the model of choice so that you can use the USB (OTG) port to connect the weather station and have wifi on board (PiZero without the W would need a USB hub and a WiFi dongle ... so is more expensive).

The only problem With PiZero W is it is very slow doing the original installation (especially installing mono-complete). But you can do all the setting up on a Raspberry Pi 3 and transfer the made-up SD card to the Pi Zero W.


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