[App_rpt-users] App_rpt-users Digest, Vol 64, Issue 55

Doug Crompton doug at crompton.com
Thu Jun 26 13:08:20 EDT 2014


Yes, but you would need to use a USB hub as there is only one onboard USB port. I have done it and it works but preferably just just setup another server and use another Black and save the hassle of USB hub compatibility etc.
73 Doug
WA3DSP
http://www.crompton.com/hamradio


Date: Thu, 26 Jun 2014 11:10:32 -0500
From: hammin75 at gmail.com
To: app_rpt-users at ohnosec.org
Subject: Re: [App_rpt-users] App_rpt-users Digest, Vol 64, Issue 55

Can you run 2 nodes on this platform?

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   1. Re: BeagleBone Black Allstar Official Release (David KE6UPI)





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Date: Thu, 26 Jun 2014 08:24:51 -0700

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Subject: Re: [App_rpt-users] BeagleBone Black Allstar Official Release

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Nice write up Doug.. When I get back in Aug I think I'll give it a try..



KE6UPI

David





On Wed, Jun 25, 2014 at 10:02 PM, Doug Crompton <doug at crompton.com> wrote:



> Hello and welcome to the first public release of Allstar on the BeagleBone

> Black. This represents months of trial and error testing which first

> started with the Raspberry Pi back at the beginning of the year and was

> finally successful on the BBB platform. We have had several beta versions

> out now for over two months with many testers and we had very good reports.

> There is more to be done but this is a working system that will allow many

> to get rid of their energy consuming PC's with constantly running hard

> drives and have an Allstar system that fits in the palm of your hand.

>

> The web page I have created gives very detailed instructions on how to

> download, install, and configure your BBB for use with Allstar. The web

> page is:

>

> hamvoip.org

>

> There you will find a link to download the image and also to join the

> arm-allstar email list. Please try to address questions specific to the BBB

> and Allstar to the arm-allstar list and not the apt-rpt list.

>

> While the code is the current Acid release there are many differences in

> how things are done on the BBB and the OS we are using, Arch Linux, is much

> different than Centos or Debian. Please refer to the web page for detailed

> info on some of the differences. We also recommend that you NOT use the

> nodesetup routine that is offered on the standard Acid release. In many

> ways this is faulty and often more trouble than it is worth. For that

> reason we have renamed nodesteup on the image and made it non-executable.

> Besides what is described on the web page there is a very detailed how-to

> describing first time setup of the config files. We encourage you to edit

> the existing config files rather than wholesale copying your existing

> configs on top of the examples. There is a little learning involved but in

> the long run it is good to know how things work by configuring the files on

> your own.

>

> We also encourage you to make image backups once you have your system

> configured. This will avoid having to recreate your configuration should a

> failure of some kind occur. While we have not seen any problems with power

> failures and as far as we know not one SD card has ever failed running

> Allstar there is always a first time and better safe than sorry.

>

> This release does not have the backup/restore scripts that we promised but

> they will be available soon. Basically what they will do is copy

> /etc/asterisk and all directories under it in entirety into a tar file and

> then you would use winscp or a similar file copy program to transfer the

> tar file to another computer. This would allow you to make updates of the

> image when new code is released in the future without losing your former

> configuration. For now you can do this manually. See the howto on the web

> page for instructions on doing image and directory backups. It is not hard

> to do and well worth the piece of mind.

>

> Have fun and I hope you enjoy your new BBB Allstar node. There will be

> many more features and upgrades available in the future all of which will

> be announced on the arm-allstar email list. There are already plenty of

> experienced users on the list that can help you with any problems you might

> have.

>

> 73 Doug, WA3DSP

>

>

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