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  1. What's up?!? I just got around to trying out the OpenVPN technique shown in episode 2018, but am having an interesting problem. This is a new nano reset to default settings. I was able to get everything working that was discussed in the video, however when I successfully connect to my VPN (Initialization Sequence Completed), I am unable to load anything to include 'Bulletins' on the Pineapple Dashboard. I can't find anything in the show notes, nor am I finding anything in searches on the forum. Am I missing something, and can you help? I'd like to make several of these for the family :) Much appreciated!
  2. Cooper, everything worked like a charm... Except I have no idea how to change the boot parameter. I tabbed upon boot and got to the 'Boot Options' which allows me to type on a line that says: file=/cdrom/preseed/ubuntu.seed boot=casper initrd=/casper/initrd.lz quiet splash -- Are these the boot loading options you were talking about, and should I just type 'file=/dev/sda1/' ?
  3. sweet, thanks man! I'll give it a go.
  4. Well, I've been playing with the gnu radio live DVD for a while now, and decided that it might just be easier for me to install the thing on a spare laptop... so I looked for an 'install' option but never found one. On a whim, I decided to use 'sudo dd if=/home/me/gnu.iso of=/dev/sda' to simply throw the image on the laptop hard drive... this was done with a differ computer, of course. I've never tried to write an image directly to a hard drive, so this was sort of an experiment for me. The end result was a bootable gnu radio laptop hard drive. Everything was awesome until I realized what I should have thought of before I started..... the image written to the hard drive was only 2GB. Since I've never done this technique before, I have no idea how to make the system utilize the entire disk (instead of only 2GB). Does anyone have any suggestions or resources that would tell me how to either resize the .iso to allow more space... or resize the hard drive to allocate more space?!? As a side note, disk utilities do not show a valid partition table due to the image making the hard drive look like a CDROM (live CD). I'm stumped. Any suggestions? Thanks!
  5. Yea, but the only thing is that when you boot from USB/DVD, it will send you to the GUI environment first as 'ubuntu' so to log in as root, you'd have to log out first... just another step, but do-able.
  6. So, just FYI, the solution to said topic was a permissions issue. USB permissions were not set correctly when the DVD image was made. type 'sudo bash' to become root and then try to run the 'modes_gui' which is the command for the desktop shortcut. This will allow the system to recognize the dongle and you're good to go. Hope this helps someone.
  7. I'm new to the forum, so first off, HI! Obviously, the latest toy for the Hak5 world is SDR... to be more specific, ADS-B!! It's definately fun, I think everyone would agree. After seeing Darren fire up the LiveCD to show us python code, I went ahead and did the same. All of the command line stuff is the same, but the stupid icons on the desktop are killing me :) I can get everything else to work, except what should be obvious. The four that show up on the desktop are 'GNU Radio Companion', 'GQRX', 'Mode-S Aircraft Monitor', and 'UHD Spectrum Analyzer.' There aren't many tutorials out there other than the ./dump1090 (which isn't included) so here's my question... Nothing happens when I press 'Start' within the Mode-S Aircraft Monitor (desktop) program. Does anyone know how to use 'Mode-S Aircraft Monitor' on the GNU Radio Live CD? Thanks everyone!
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