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Offline hamak

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This is just a thank you to everyone that just made my day!
Everything is from this forum and some google search  :)
SSH is installed by default is just perfect!

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## Use DD or Win32Disk Imager to put piCore-9.0.3.img to MicroSD Card

## Delete from MicroSD Card the  kernel4922v7.img  to make space for /rpi-wireless packages
## Copy the folder /rpi-wireless to MicroSD Card

## Boot Raspberry Pi and Expand Partition like this:
sudo fdisk -u /dev/mmcblk0 [Enter]
p [Enter]

Device    Boot  StartCHS  EndCHS   etc... etc....
/dev/mmcblk0p1  4,0,1     37,63,32
/dev/mmcblk0p2  38,0,1    48,63,32

## The important part here is to check  StartCHS
## Here I have [38] on partition /dev/mmcblk0p2

## Delete partition 2 and Recreate it to use full MicroSD Card

d [Enter] Delete partition
2 [Enter] Partition number
n [Enter] Create NEW partition
p [Enter] Primary Partition
2 [Enter] Partition number
38 [Enter] Here is the Important StartCHS number, it might say a higher number
It said 39 to me this time but that close enough, just hit [Enter]
[Enter] Accept default
w [Enter] Write changes to disk
sudo reboot Reboot

## Expand partition to fill MicroSD Card
sudo resize2fs /dev/mmcblk0p2
df -h /dev/mmcblk0p2 ### If you want to see the new size of partition

## Copy rpi-wireless packages to the new partition
sudo mount /dev/mmcblk0p1 /mnt/mmcblk0p1
sudo mv /mnt/mmcblk0p1/rpi-wireless/* /mnt/mmcblk0p2/tce/optional
sudo rm /mnt/mmcblk0p1/rpi-wireless/ -r   ### Delete the empty directory

## Install wireless driver and wifi tools packages
tce-load -i firmware-rpi3-wireless.tcz wifi.tcz

## Connect to wireless network and download nano to edit onboot.lst
sudo wifi.sh
tce-load -wi nano ### Install nano from online TCZ extensions
sudo nano /mn/mmcblk0p2/tce/onboot.lst ### Here we edit and choose what to load and in what order
 mc.tcz
 openssh.tcz
 nano.tcz
 firmware-rpi3-wireless.tcz
 wifi.tcz

## Add wifi.sh to system startup
sudo nano /opt/bootlocal.sh
 wifi.sh -a

## Install Raspistill tools with rpi-vc.tcz and enable Raspberry Pi Camera Module
##  Note.if you have rebooted then you must remount mmcblk0p1
##   sudo mount /dev/mmcblk0p1 /mnt/mmcblk0p1

## Enable Camera
sudo nano /mnt/mmcblk0p1/config.txt ### At bottom of file after [ALL] add these lines like this
[ALL]
#Enable camera
 start_x=1
 gpu_mem=128

## You can also add   disable_camera_led=1  [Optional]

## Install rpi-VideoCore that contains RaspiStill and other tools
tce-load -wi rpi-vc.tcz ### Remember to add rpi-vc.tcz to onboot.lst

filetool.sh -b ### Backup User Data, and I dont know if this is needed right now

sudo reboot

## Test raspistill
sudo raspistill -w 720 -h 540 -o image.jpg
Thats it!

    [EDIT]: Fixed  filetool  typo.  Rich
« Last Edit: February 06, 2019, 01:08:16 PM by Rich »

Offline Greg Erskine

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Re: Tutorial - RPi Zero Wifi with Raspistill and Raspivid works PERFECT!
« Reply #1 on: February 06, 2019, 12:59:44 PM »
hi hamak,

I was just looking at digital microscopes using a RPi this morning. This thread will come in very handy!  :D

Just a couple of points:

1. Heads up, firmware-rpi3-wireless.tcz will be renamed to firmware-rpi-wifi.tcz in future piCore.

2. I think when you do a "tce-load -wi extn" it automatically adds extn to onboot.lst

3. Typo: "filetool.s -b" should be "filetool.sh -b". Missing "h".

regards
Greg

Offline Rich

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Re: Tutorial - RPi Zero Wifi with Raspistill and Raspivid works PERFECT!
« Reply #2 on: February 06, 2019, 01:09:58 PM »
Hi Greg Erskine
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3. Typo: "filetool.s -b" should be "filetool.sh -b". Missing "h".
Thanks for catching that, typo fixed.