Installation Problems

Gareth posted Mar 8 '20, 15:25:

Hi all,

Hoping someone can help me. I have installed the latest IMG via BalenaEtcher to my Raspberry Pi 3.

When I plug in a USB keyboard it plays the saw wave just fine.

I was trying to then plug in a USB drive to load other samples and am having issues.

I can't post a screenshot here, but the root folder doesn't have things like or even config.ini or /samples/.

It just has config.txt for example. So I can't edit the appropriate files on the card

IF I download the files from GitHub, it shows these frequently mentioned items, so I am wondering what is happening?

The files download from Github as a folder, rather than an IMG, so I don't know how to do a manual install.

(im a bit of a noob, but can figure most things out).

Any help would be HUGELY appreciated.

OH and also, when I plug in a HDMI, theres no output, so I can't see where I can log in for example.

Is there a problem with the img zip on the front page? If so, can someone link me to a zip that I can just load with BalenaEtcher that will definitely work?

Gareth posted Mar 8 '20, 17:58:

Scratch the part about the HDMI output not working as it is working now.

Gareth posted Mar 12 '20, 23:35:

Anyone any ideas?

HansEhv posted Mar 13 '20, 23:20:

Hi Gareth,
Just plug in a keyboard, log in with root/root and peek around bit and since you're able to figure things you'll surely understand where those github files are :-)
Plugging in a network cable (before booting) will enable you to log in via SSH, which is far more convenient than the keyboard/HDMI combination.
Also clarify what latest image you're using as there is a main samplerbox and 3 forks referrered at on this forum. In other words: where did you download it ?
Once you're also able to describe what the "issues" are, then it may possible to help you.
Regards, Hans

Gareth posted Mar 15 '20, 12:03:

Thank you Hans for your kind response.

I don't have a network port on any of my laptops, but could look into SSH via wifi.

I have downloaded the main IMG from the front page of the SamplerBox website, and followed the basic instruction as outlined.

When that didn't work, I then looked at the files that were available on Github, but was very unsure of how to proceed.

To be honest, I am probably going to abandon this whole thing, as I was looking very much for a 'drag and drop' and 'plug and play', which might seem entitled, but I just really hoped it would be possible with SamplerBox.

HansEhv posted Mar 15 '20, 20:58:

Hi Gareth,
That's a pity, but indeed there is more DIY necessary than the frontpage suggests.
Samplerbox has huge possibilities as the other forks prove. But also these involve some DIY.

Austen posted Mar 15 '20, 23:09:

Hey Gareth, I've had mixed results with the SamplerBox auto mounting drives. For a usb storage device to work with the pi, it has to be mounted. The samplerbox script does this, and mounts the device at "/media/" , but sometimes it doesn't go. I usually wait for it to boot up and the script is running before I plug in a flash drive. (Note that it doesn't support exFat(usually cards over 32gb, I had to install exFat "sudo apt install exfat-fuse exfat-utils")).

So check /media/ to see if your card is mounted. navigate by "cd /media/" then view the files by list with "ls"
When my cards don't mount I use "mount /dev/nameOfDevice /media/" That will put card where the script wants them.

Also the hdmi has to plugged in before booting or the pi turns it off

Austen posted Mar 15 '20, 23:20:

when you plug in a drive the console will show its name towards the bottom of the output. usually sda1 or sdb1


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