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My boss needed me to run a quick PoC a Raspberry Pi (3B+) for him. Don't worry about imaging the SDC, he says. He will do it, he says.
I guess he had an old Raspbian image file sitting around in his downloads folder or something. Cause this this is seriously out of date.
`sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade -y`
168 packages need to be updated, need to fetch 600MB in archives.
Oh, look at that. It's not Lite, its the full version. So I gotta either sit here and purge all the unnecessary packages, or just wait as Wolfram updates.
So I watch some youtube, still updating.
I wash the dishes, still updating.
I take a coffee break, still updating.
Text the fiance, still upgrading.
Yes, even as I post this, it's still upgrading.
All the packages are downloaded at least, but they're still installing. And I'll probably need to reboot after since there are firmware/udev updates and my PoC requires USB + GPIO pins.
At this point, it would have been faster to just re-image the card.
Spent all afternoon and night, trying to get Windows reinstalled on my old college laptop because my dad needed another pc since I'll be using his personal laptop to wfh.
1. DVD Drive is faulty, slow/faulty reads
2. I don't have product keys (they're all stores on a USB disk, I should make a backup... that I didn't bring back to their place) except for Vista and Win 8 but Win 8 key already used by another PC. I have a burned Win 7 disc
3. Apparently it had a virus which was never removed, fresh reinstall never done. It hides the DVD drives and kills the internet and makes the installers think there's only 400MB.
4. I followed some wiki that said to Mark the C drive as Active... Which fixed the issue but then I decided to do the full install from boot... Except on reboot, apparently this fcked up the MBR
5. Tried googling how to fix the MBR, eventually found some USB app that supposedly fixes it. Create a USB boot disk, not recognized
6. Finally try the DVDs and release it recognize them somewhat when booting... Win 7 one kept hanging on the load screen
7. Somehow Vista got thru and actually installed...
Now IE and Chrome both complain about HTTPS issues and how they don't support Vista...
But at least my dad now had a laptop he can use to do non-work stuff while he uses his company laptop to do work.13