So I was running video streaming using the Raspberry Pi for sometime, for a while, and it was performing very well. So I decided to try the CCTV system with storage using the Raspberry Pi, and it did not work out.
There were some key differences between the two systems. In the video streaming the Raspberry was acting like a PC: It had an operating system installed (The Raspbian Lite), while in the CCTV system the Raspberry was acting like a controller because there was no requirement for installation of an operating system, which I thought its rather strange. when I formatted the micro SD card and then used Etcher to write the image of the unzipped MotionEyeOS on the card, then subsequently inserted the card in the Raspberry, while the hard drive was connected to the raspberry through one of the USB ports on the Raspberry, the raspberry also being connected via ethernet connection to the local Gateway, and to the PC via USB, I was unable to observe the vaguely defined statement: “Wait a couple of minutes while it configures itself???” Further by using either the Advanced IP Scanner , or the Angry IP scanner I was not able to find the IP address of the hub Raspberry Pi. Any suggestions? thank you in advance
Maybe the microSD card was not properly written with MotionEyeOs?
Are you following our project? https://randomnerdtutorials.com/cctv-raspberry-pi-based-system-storage-motioneyeos/
You can also take a look at the official installation instructions: https://github.com/ccrisan/motioneyeos/wiki/Installation
You can go here: https://github.com/ccrisan/motioneyeos/issues to see if someone has a similar issue or post your own issue.
hi Sara, thanks for you quick response, I have to say that as soon I posted the question and tried one more time to see if I could make it work it did work. Its one of those things improperly inserted micro SD card or something similar . I do however still have a problem with installing the same software on the Raspberry Zero W board. Specifically in the instructions it said:Important note: when burning the ISO to the SD card for the Raspberry Pi Zero W boards, do not eject the card before following the next procedure to set your WiFi credentials. If you do not do this now, the Pi Zero will not log onto your Wi-Fi network and constantly reboot annoyingly requiring you to re-image the SD card. Well when you are running the Etcher at he final stage of Flashing upon completion the software automatically dismounts the the micro SD card, before you have any chance to copy the text file Wpa_supplicant: country=US
into the card
If you do the copying and pasting after the card has been dismounted by mounting it again, although the file is successfully copied, it does not seem to have any effect, the IP address scanning programs being unable to locate the IP address of the Zero W board.