If you want to install windows on your mac and you need s bootable usb stick with windows, here's how to do it. Please note, this is not for installing windows on other devices.
There is a solution using unetbootin , one with bootcamp assistant and one using mounting and manually copying files but none of them worked for me.
This solution worked for me in macOS High Sierra and Mojave and it will probably work on other versions.
First you have to convert the windows iso file to an img:
hdiutil convert -format UDRW -o windows.img windows.iso
The result of this would most likely be a file named widows.img.dmg. The next step is to unmount the usb disk ( diskutil list to see which one it is , in my case this was /dev/disk2 )
sudo diskutil unmountDisk /dev/disk2
Now just use dd to copy the image to the usb device:
sudo dd if=windows10.img.dmg of=/dev/disk2 bs=1m
Use SFTdyn to host your own dynamic dns server. The github page describes the whole setup process so there's no point in going over it again.
This article will show you how you can create a free letsencrypt certificate for these dynamic domains without running a http server on them. ( in case you want to use them for something like a smtp service or a http server that's not supported by the certbot plugins ).
When setting up SFTdyn you configured bind to accept local updates. We'll use the same key for the certbot dns plugin so it can do dns challenges for creating and renewing certificates.
The certbot dns plugin needs a configuration file ( ~/.secrets/certbot/rfc2136.ini ) that looks like this:
# Target DNS server ( always use an ip address here )
dns_rfc2136_server = 22.214.171.124
# Target DNS port
dns_rfc2136_port = 53
# TSIG key name ( this has to be set to local-ddns )
dns_rfc2136_name = local-ddns
# TSIG key secret ( get this from the ddns server's /var/run/bind/session.key )
dns_rfc2136_secret = splfUqpteoHQ43DDzGKvMS6L3oCjzv20WpKfhxhgWo0=
# TSIG key algorithm
dns_rfc2136_algorithm = HMAC-SHA256
The secret will probably change when you restart bind, so make sure to update the rfc2136.ini file after you do it. Or you can add the contents of the /var/run/bind/session.key file to the named.conf.local file and then change the key's name to something like "remote-key" and then also change the ~/.secrets/certbot/rfc2136.ini file to reflect the name of the new key so you don't have to bother to copy the key every time you restart bind.
When all this is set up just run :
certbot certonly --dns-rfc2136 --dns-rfc2136-credentials ~/.secrets/certbot/rfc2136.ini -d <my-domain-name>
I've just set up a new computer (macOS) and when I tried to install cordova it failed. It looked like it was doing somthing for a suspiciouly short time and then it exit whitout any error.
It seems the problem was I was trying to install it from an app folder that contained a folder named cordova and although I was running "sudo npm install -g cordova" which is supposed to install it globally it didn't work. All it did was to link my app folder to /usr/local/lib/node_modules . After I removed the link and ran "npm install -g cordova" it installed correctly.
Note to self: next time you install cordova on a new computer make sure you don't do it from a place where there's already a "cordova" folder.
Before you start the calibration check if you have the grid calibration enabled in the smoothieware config file:
My config has this:
#Example for the delta grid leveling strategy
leveling-strategy.delta-grid.enable true # Enable grid leveling
leveling-strategy.delta-grid.radius 140 # Grid radius in millimeters
leveling-strategy.delta-grid.size 29 # Grid size, must be an odd number
The bigger the grid size, the more points it will test and the longer will take.
Heat the printbed to the temperature you normally print with.
Do the grid calibration:
;bltouch alarm release
; probe pin down
; set bed temp to 80C
; do delta calibration
; save trim to sdcard
; probe the grid and enable grid compensation
; save the grid to sd card
;To set the zero for the print head
;Make sure there is no left over material on the nozzle ( maybe heat and wipe it )
;go close to Z=0
; put a sheet of thin paper under the nozzle
; Then move the head ( using the printer controls ) until it presses on the paper sheet, until ; you feel the friction when you pull on the paper. This is the Z=0 point
; Use this point as the homing offest
;save to SD card
But even after all this it seems the prints are still not all right, so another option is to do some manual calibration of the hotbed using some springs.
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