Meteobridge supports Raspberry Pi 3B, 3B+, 4B

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Re: Meteobridge supports Raspberry Pi 3B, 3B+, 4B

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A complete reformat of the 8GB San Disk SLC micro SD card and reflashing it with the downloaded Bin file using Balena Etcher and using the just arrived OEM 3 Amp Power Supply and my 4B booted right up.
For those who have ordered the 8GB San Disk micro SD card since it was recently listed as supported in the Wiki Updates, be aware that the software download Bin file was created before the San Disk card was approved so upon your first boot it will show as not supported. Don’t Panic, upon a reboot with the download of the most recent software it will show as supported with local storage of historical data.
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Re: Meteobridge supports Raspberry Pi 3B, 3B+, 4B

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Thanks for confirming that it was a power supply issue. That might help others to prevent this pitfall.

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Re: Meteobridge supports Raspberry Pi 3B, 3B+, 4B

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is this card supported?
Kingston SDCIT/8GBSP Micro SDHC Class 10 UHS-I U1

https://www.amazon.it/Kingston-SDCIT-8G ... QNCFW2SF69
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norvegese wrote:
Tue Nov 24, 2020 2:38 pm
is this card supported?
Kingston SDCIT/8GBSP Micro SDHC Class 10 UHS-I U1
https://www.amazon.it/Kingston-SDCIT-8G ... QNCFW2SF69
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That one is not supported according to the complete list here:
https://www.meteobridge.com/wiki/index. ... B.2B.2C_4B
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Just because the SD card says that it is Industrial does not mean that it is SLC. In the case of that Kingston the SD card is MLC. Yes MLC has more read/write cycles than consumer grade TLC but it still isn't up to SLC spec.
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Thanks for the info

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Is meteobridge with raspberry the same as meteobridge nano and meteobridge pro? Does it have all the same functions?
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I just installed new RPi and in the process of transfer the license from MR-3020. I still cannot find the way to transfer the min/max data from the previous unit to the RPi. I regularly update to WU, Windy, PWS, CWOP and Meteoplug cloud graphing. Is there anyway to export those data and import to RPi? At least the min/max.

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Well...
For several days now I have been trying to get meteobridge to boot on my Raspberry Pi 4B, all to no avail. Here's my specs -

Raspberry 4B
3 Amp, 5 V Raspberry PS
SDSDQED-032G-XI Card
meteobridge-rpi4-v1.3.bin image
Burned to the card with both Raspberry Pi Imager and balenaEtcher on Win 10, Linux
Connected to Ethernet LAN, Davis Vantage Vue

I turn it on. Green light and Red light on solid -> slow blink Red light -> Fast blink Red light, stays at this step.
I am unable to find an IP assigned to it by my router.

Raspberry Pi boots fine into Debian, Ubuntu with above card; WIFI and LAN work fine.

What have I missed?

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Use Linux and run diskpart or gparted and remove all partitions on the SD card.
Then download the MB RPI image again (to your computer not to the SD card) in case you got a bad copy.
Use BalenaEtcher to write the image to the newly refreshed SD card.

Make sure you do not have your Davis logger plugged into Pi on first boot (if it is a USB Logger)...no USB hub either.
So it should be SD card inserted, Ethernet cable connected, and then power...nothing else plugged into Pi.
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Ran gparted on Linux, removed all partitions from the SD card.
Downloaded fresh copy of MB RPI image.
Used BalenaEtcher to write the image to the SD card
Inserted in powered down Pi. Connected Ethernet cable.
Powered on.
No joy, stays at rapidly blinking red light. Tried several times, last time let it sit for a bit over an hour.
No IP assigned by the router.

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What is your router's LAN IP address and subnet?
Also how much RAM does the version of your Pi 4B have?

Do you have a smaller SD card to test with even if not SLC approved type? It won't do data logging but it would be a good test to see if there is a problem with such a large SD card. Why did you get such a large SLC SD card? I've got a 16 GB size and it says that it is good for 33 years with minute logging turned on. Seems a bit a waste of money is all. Maybe the problem is that the type of card you have SDXC needs to be exFAT and the image is not exFAT.
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Router IP / Subnet 192.168.10.1 255.255.255.0
4 GB RAM on the RPI

My son has several 32 GB SLC cards so he gave me one along with the RPI when my TP Link MR3020 died a few weeks ago. (Which was working on the 192.168.10.1/24) Thought I'd be up again in a jiffy, that may have been my first mistake...

Quick edit to add, this last time when I ran gparted I only deleted the partitions on the card. Then ran Etcher to burn the .bin image to the card. Other times I ran gparted I created a new, unformatted partition.

I'll try a 16 GB non SLC and see what happens, report back.

Another quick edit to add - I'm digging out an old router and setting the address range as 192.168.0.xxx/24.

Thanks for staying with me on this.

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Reformat the card using Windows to Fat32. Write the downloaded image to the card using Balena Etcher. When you boot the RPi with the newly written card make sure that your weather station is NOT CONNECTED to your RPi. Do not connect your Vantage Pro Data Logger to your RPi until you have completely configured the RPi Meteobridge Software. I’ve used both the 8GB and 16GB SLC Cards. I haven’t used a 32GB SLC Card.

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