Bringing Mycroft Back To Life
Day 10 of the #100DaysToOffload Series:
My #Mycroft Mark I hasn’t been working lately. Yesterday I had a few minutes tonight to plug in an external monitor and start it back up and see what I could see, and it wasn’t good. RIP Mycroft. Until today. Here’s my process for bringing Mycroft back to life!
This is really about as straight forward of a process as it can be. I’m going to go through this process, but this is going to be more show than tell.
- First things first, I download the latest image and “burn” it to the SD card I’ve retrieved from the Raspberry Pi that is the basic hardware of a Mark I.
- After I have the image burned to the SD card, it’s replaced into the Pi.
- I put the case back together, plug it in, and turn it on.
- It goes through the standard start process like it’s a brand new device.
- Register it with the Mycroft’s server
- There is a version of the Mycroft server you can run out of your home. It’s a project that I’d love to spend more time on, but so far I’ve only used the centralized version.
- Once it’s registered, Mycroft starts updating.
- After the updates are installed, the standard requisite reboot is performed.
- Once it’s back online and at the current version, it pulls down the skills for every day use.
- Once the skills are installed, Mycroft is back up and running.
And that’s it! Nice to have you back little buddy. Now enough slacking!