Saturday, June 6 2020

Automatic initrd/initramfs creation for Raspian/Raspberry Pi OS

A very techie post on my blog, so I don't expect this to be of general interest. Try browsing the categories for something more interesting...

The perennial problem of ensuring your initrd or initramfs file has been correctly generated for the appropriate Pi architecture


Edit:The original script was not smart enough to manage the requirements of the Pi Zero (armv6l), but a helpful perl incantation found on a forum resolves this omission. The script has been in use for some time.

IMPORTANT - Please note that as of April 2021, Raspberry Pi OS has changed the way it generates initrds, so this script no longer works correctly.  I will document alterations here if I manage to understand the changes.

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Sunday, May 10 2020

A New Inverter for our Off-grid Power System

StevanPics-122920-10052020.jpg, May 2020

Thunderstorms at the beginning of the year prompted a desire to have a back-up inverter

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Saturday, April 4 2020

Nextcloud Talk and the missing piece of the puzzle

It worked, but wouldn't tell us, because of an obscure issue

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Friday, January 31 2020

An Unexpected Day

A personal view of the decision to leave the Union of European Nations

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Sunday, January 12 2020

Power Problems - When Thunderstorms Strike

An off-grid life means taking responsibility when things go wrong

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Thursday, December 26 2019

Almost Synonyms - The linguistic families 6000 miles apart

Scots words and their Afrikaans equivalents have long fascinated me. Here are some.

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Tuesday, December 3 2019

Tweeting the weather

Some digital glue automates tweeting the current weather conditions

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Saturday, September 21 2019

Peggy - 2003-2018

The life and times of a full-of-life Yorkie

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