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Discussion in 'Interfaces' started by Makoto cameron, Mar 24, 2021.

  1. Makoto cameron

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    aloha
    i am having trouble formatting and preparing usb drives to work using the control wizard. i open the wizard and insert the drive into my computer but it does not recognize the drive, although if you look at the pic you can see the computer does, is it a driver or other issue?
    tia
    mako

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    black box updated to current version
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  2. Peter Van Der Walt

    Peter Van Der Walt OpenBuilds Team
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    Bootcamp? Running windows on a Mac? Could have unexpected consequences. Either use Windows on a PC or MacOS on the Mac.
     
  3. ljvb

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    Are you using Fusion or Parrallels, or booting directly into Windows.

    I have never had any issues with booting into Windows, it operates like any other intel based windows machine. I doubt he has one of the new Arm based M1 Macs, because they don't support Bootcamp yet, if ever. I have had issues using Windows within VMWare Fusion using the bootcamp partition. USB hardware abstraction layer within VMWare Fusion is crappy on the best of days. You can try passthrough (does Fusion support VMDirectpath, never tried... I have no issues with it on ESXi/Vsphere.. anyways, I am rambling). Never used Parallels so cannot help there.
     
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    If OB wants to sponsor me an Interface I can play guinea pig for the Windows on a Mac crowd :)
     
  5. Makoto cameron

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    Aloha
    And thanks for the replies, yes i am running bootcamp in a partition, i will try in on the mac side, mahalo
     
  6. Makoto cameron

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    update:
    tried to prepare the usb via Mac, still same results
    updated control to latest version
    updated ft driver
    still looking for usb while the drive is recognized by computer

    also cannot connect control in Mac
     

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  7. Peter Van Der Walt

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    Cope the files manually - attached ZIP
     

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  8. Makoto cameron

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    Thanks again Peter
     
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  9. Thomas Lamourine

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    Had this same issue on the M1 Mac Mini. Computer sees USB drive fine, Openbuilds Control does not. tried on my older Ibook and it worked just peachy. might be a M1 mac? or Big Sur OS issue with OpenBuilds Control? guessing here.
     
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    M1 is not fully supported yet, MacOS Big Sur is (on non M1 hardware)
     
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  11. Thomas Lamourine

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    cool.. everything seems to work so far on the M1, well except the USB wizard. LOL
    Though I'm not actually using it with the CNC, more a play around while in the house getting familiar with everything.
     
  12. Peter Van Der Walt

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    Most of it should, but are pending moving to Electron 11 for native M1 support: Apple Silicon Support | Electron Blog
     

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