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  1. #61
    Quote Originally Posted by depronman View Post
    Yes we live not very far away from each other
    Not sure I fully understand you last post
    Unwarranted concern that I'd have to make system changes that would need to be committed to disk and rebooted (e.g. network configurations across twin NICs, including static configuration for the Mesa-based LAN interface (separate to the main interface) - usually if you have to tweak system files you're either restarting services or rebooting. My expectation was that the install was booting from a read-only filesystem into ram - I think that's what the Debian install does (can't remember now), BUT... just tried a boot from USB and was able to copy my machine config over, rebuild my custom HAL components, uplift my machine configuration automatically) and got the lathe running under Mint/LinuxCNC 2.8 within about 10 minutes.

    Too late to cancel the same-day order for the removable drive-bay adapter.

    Mint looks, for the 15 minutes I've played with it, much more comfortable than Debian.
    Last edited by Doddy; 6 Days Ago at 10:22 AM.

  2. #62
    Yes I would agree on the mint look and feel over Debian

    Good result on the swift changeover
    I have a couple of hard drives with a Debian setup on my orac lathe. Iím feeling the need to move that to mint as well. But really need to concentrate on the boxford atm

    Paul


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    Last edited by depronman; 5 Days Ago at 10:29 PM.

  3. #63
    Hi All,

    Just adding my name to the Linux / Mint / LinuxCNC party going on here. This will be the basis for my Boxford tcl240 conversion that I know a few of you have already commented on (thanks). I snagged a PC yesterday, and have collected a screen and some other bits and pieces together, and now have the prepackaged Mint/Linux iso waiting on a usb drive (thanks for the link) and GParted on a CD ready to get to work on an old hard drive..... I'll let you know how I get on once Ive located a VGA cable to plug my monitor in!

    Ade

  4. #64
    I made another attempt using Ďetcherí to copy the mint iso to a pen drive
    All very straight forward to use etcher and the pen drive worked perfectly even on the
    HP pc that previously did not like the pen drive

    Etcher 1. Rufus 0. I k ow which Iíll be using in the future

    Made good progress today getting a hb04 wireless pendant working and set up
    Still got a small problem with the step size selection which is not working quite as it should


    Paul


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  6. #65
    I didnt find rufus user friendly.
    I used win32 disc imager and downloaded mint from clive's linked site
    Not being used to linux (never seen it before) it took me a while to find the linuxcncfiles and select lathe from the plethora of configurations , but I have it now with a desktop Icon.

    Still puzzled a bit as to how to configure it though .

    No problem for now as I need to finish the wiring yet and as I said before I will check this out using Mach 3
    Then will come back for specific tuition on Linuxcnc

  7. #66
    Not being used to linux (never seen it before) it took me a while to find the linuxcncfiles and select lathe from the plethora of configurations , but I have it now with a desktop Icon.
    I think you may have got a sim working. If you have that lets you play about and use the gui but won't drive a machine.

    If you are going to use a P/port the you need to use the stepconf wizard to get started http://linuxcnc.org/docs/2.8/html/config/stepconf.html
    ..Clive
    The more you know, The better you know, How little you know

  8. #67
    Quote Originally Posted by Clive S View Post
    I think you may have got a sim working. If you have that lets you play about and use the gui but won't drive a machine.

    If you are going to use a P/port the you need to use the stepconf wizard to get started http://linuxcnc.org/docs/2.8/html/config/stepconf.html
    I think you will be right there (sim only)
    Paul


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  9. #68
    so this is what I was looking at

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    Maybe I just need to send Clive a pen drive .

  10. #69
    Quote Originally Posted by John11668 View Post
    so this is what I was looking at

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    Maybe I just need to send Clive a pen drive .
    Pat yourself on the back you have the pendrive

    Ok you have linuxcnc loaded but what you have there is the sim. you have Linuxcnc but the error is showing that the pc might have to be setup by changing some setting in the bios

    Now find the wizard and use stepconf to make a real working config.

    are you going to use a P/port ?

    See my post with the link to stepconf
    Last edited by Clive S; 5 Days Ago at 06:42 PM.
    ..Clive
    The more you know, The better you know, How little you know

  11. #70
    Thanks for the heads-up on Etcher Paul, I used this and the iso booted first time.

    My jitter readings are crazy high with my Dell. Going to try with external graphics and see where that get me but may need to change to a different motherboard, we shall see

    Ade

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