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Software Installation Problems
#1
Good day to the Forum!

My SmartPi has been down ever since the introduction of Node Red.
When I installed the update, several months ago, the install did not go well and my SmartPi has never recovered.

My SmartPi consists of:
Raspberry Pi 3 Model B
The original Kickstarter SmartPi board.

This past weekend I tried again to install the new software version and here is my experience.
I did a fresh install of Raspbian Stretch with Desktop from the Pi site.
I enabled SSH and VNC.
The install went well and worked as expected.

Then I followed the instructions at: 
SmartPi Installation
and installed the .deb archive for stretch.

Now the problems:
1 - When Installed the archive, it stopped loading saying that "npm" was not installed.
OK, so I went online and installed it.  That cleared that error on the next install attempt.
(that was a real experience)

2 - The install indicated that a directory was missing "init.d".
OK, I manually created that directory and the install completed.


I noted the following problems:
1 - SmartPi does not start at boot.  I have to start it manually using the instructions at SmartPi Installation.
2 - The server is not working correctly, it will only serve the page ONCE, then I have to reboot and restart manually.
The data it dis show looked fairly correct.

Clearly, I have not installed the new version correctly.
I am out of ideas, and my skill with the Pi is very limited and I need help.

I would appreciate a very clear and detailed instruction set to reinstall my SmartPi software correctly.

The new software looks very promising and I and anxious to get my SmartPi going again.

Cheers,
NoSpark
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#2
Hello NoSpark,

if your skills are limited please use the image:

3. Installation of the prepared image
Download the prepared image from the following location:
http://files.enerserve.eu/smartpi/smartpi.7z

After downloading the 
Code:
.7z
[size=undefined]
 file, unzip (Windows: http://www.7-zip.org/) it to get the image file ([/size]

Code:
.img
[size=undefined]
) for writing to your SD card.[/size]

Write the image file to your SD card. On the official website there are guides for your operating system: Please insert the sd card into your smartpi and start your system.
Use the following userdata for the first login:

Code:
User: pi
Password: smart4pi
[size=undefined]

To avoid hacker attacs it is highly recommended to change your password.[/size]



[size=undefined]Best regards Jens[/size]
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#3
(07.05.2018, 15:32)jens Wrote: Thank you Jens for responding so quickly.

Yes, I avoided the image as you mentioned on your various pages that we should not use the image, suggesting that it was obsolete.
But perhaps that was sometime in the past.  
This will get me going!

Cheers and thanks again!
NoSpark

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Hello NoSpark,

if your skills are limited please use the image:

3. Installation of the prepared image
Download the prepared image from the following location:
http://files.enerserve.eu/smartpi/smartpi.7z

After downloading the 
Code:
.7z
[size=undefined]
 file, unzip (Windows: http://www.7-zip.org/) it to get the image file ([/size]

Code:
.img
[size=undefined]
) for writing to your SD card.[/size]

Write the image file to your SD card. On the official website there are guides for your operating system: Please insert the sd card into your smartpi and start your system.
Use the following userdata for the first login:

Code:
User: pi
Password: smart4pi
[size=undefined]

To avoid hacker attacs it is highly recommended to change your password.[/size]



[size=undefined]Best regards Jens[/size]
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