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Re: need sd card backup on r-pi-3b

On Sunday 24 September 2017 17:50:22 Alan Corey wrote:

> Try putting your static route in interfaces, in the eth0 section with
> an up, like
> iface eth0 inet static
>     address
>     netmask
>     up route add default gw
> I think post-up might be too late, maybe there's a pre-up.
Whatever, didn't work either, so I was trying "variations on a theme" and 
locked myself out, so I pulled on some slippers and fished a light out 
of my pocket, opened the fire door out of the bedroom and padded across 
the back deck to the garage, to be  greeted by the monitor showing me an 
x login.  Neat, but no response from the keyboard or mouse. Reset it 
several times to no avail. ISTR seeing something about x killing the usb 
power on the forum. I can see the effect of keypresses while the boot 
msgs are scrolling by, so that forum msg now makes sense. Might have to 
round up a bigger psu, its running on a pi supply rated at 2.5 amps, 
mini-wall-wart type. I've got a bigger one lounging about in that midden 
heap, a meanwell perforated box rated at 3, maybe 4 amps.

So I'll stick the card back in a reader tomorrow, see if I can find that 
eth0 file and remove my last variation, which was "pre-up" IIRC.  If 
that kills the x login, then Houston, we have a problem. :) Twon't be 
the first time I've had to backtrack. :)  Sigh...

There is another possibility, ifconfig shows a lo interface but there 
isn't any such starter file!  There is an lo stanza on the jessie/pi. So 
one of my experiments will be to compose one, just for S&G.  Steal it 
out of the pi's jessie file.  Yeah, valid experiment that.

Thanks Alan.

Cheers, Gene Heskett
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