write-up re-written

A project log for laptop2pi

Frankentop (noun): A laptop created by combining parts from disparate computers, e.g. an HP 1101 combined with a Pi Zero.

mincepimincepi 02/05/2017 at 19:290 Comments

You remember an earlier log where I couldn't get the SD card making script working on Pixel_x86, and had to fall back to using another Pi? It turns out it was the fault of my Compaq craptop. The script works fine on a couple of other laptops, so I've changed the instructions and parts list.

This Compaq has given me grief in the past: it has several odd behaviors, including not being able to boot from the Zero. I think it's time to retire it.

I made several edits to the instructions to make them clearer. I also uploaded a couple of new scripts, and changed the setup script a bit. Now NAT works easily to allow the Zero to access the Internet. And remote X is easier to use.

I'm going to mark this project completed. That doesn't mean I won't be making changes in the future, just nothing major.