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Recovering broken Raspberry Pi filesystem

Well F.. Nothing works. Hmm lets reboot. Nothing. Maybe its issue with external hard drive. Lets take the RPi Sd card and change the fstab file manually from different computer. While trying to open the /etc/ folder I’m greeted with following error:

Boom. Congrats you won broken filesystem. “Structure needs cleaning”.

So here is how you can maybe fix it.

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Setting up SSHFS on Raspberry Pi

This will be tutorial about how to set up RPi torrent box… oh wait i need to mount external drive ….okey then…. This WILL be tutorial about how to mount usb drive on RPi …. Wait I need to transfer large files between RPi and my PC …….fuuuuuuuu…  Fine  it will be tutorial about how to set up SSHFS on Raspberry Pi.
I prefer SSHFS over samba because its pain to set up samba on RPi(not really but i’m lazy) and yes if you want connect many windows or android devices its better solution but for a linux to linux file transfer it super easy and quick to set up, another downside is speed. But because I don’t transfer 100 gig files my 10MB/s is adequate.But hey the SSHFS is encrypted which is nice.
Anyway…

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Installing MQTT Broker(Mosquitto) on Raspberry Pi

Eclipse Mosquitto™ is an open source (EPL/EDL licensed) message broker that implements the MQTT protocol. MQTT provides a lightweight method of carrying out messaging using a publish/subscribe model. This makes it suitable for “Internet of Things” messaging such as with low power sensors or mobile devices such as phones, embedded computers or microcontrollers like the Arduino. And I will show you how to install Mosquitto to RaspberryPi

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Raspberry Pi Raspbian Jessie Lite headless wifi setup tutorial

Once again I have to setup my pi. Because I mainly use it in headless config its quite annoying to connect it to display for setup. So anyone else having same trouble here is a small tutorial how to setup you Raspberry pi sd card for running pi headlessly with wifi. No need for monitors or keyboards on pi.

After configuring your sd card you just connect the power and ssh into your pi.

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Python disk IO logger in tutorial

Recently I was in front of a pickle. Like many of us I wished a log about my system drive reads and writes or IO operations.
For Linux there are some good tools for overall and in depth monitoring of your system (like iotop, vnstat, etc…) but I wanted something small and simple.
So I decided to write my own. (Full code @ the end of the post)

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