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Alternative OS to HC2

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Hi,

is anybody tested some linux distro on HC2 box? 

HC2 is nice piece of HW, but I'm not happy how things and logic in Fibaro works. So I'm thinking to use it as a PC for  Openhab or Domoticz...

Is it possible? Where is OS on USB stick or internal drive? How is Z-WAVE part connected? Is it serial device?

 

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There's USB memory stick as a hard drive inside the box... and that's all I know...

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If you want to use another system, then it is probably cheaper to sell the Homecenter2 and buy a Raspberry Pi with z-wave. It is only a fifth in size, much quicker than the Homecenter2, and use Linux.

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2 hours ago, Thomasn said:

Raspberry Pi ... much quicker than the Homecenter2

 

i would not sign that, check benchmarks by Roy Longbottom, raspi 3B is like Atom 1.66GHz, not to mention bus, eth and usb gaps.

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  • I already have Raspi3b with z-wave gpio module but it has no external antena so range is smaller than HC2. Also there is no SSD. DIMMs.... 

    Anyway, thanks for all opinions but they are off topic. My question was If anybody did alternative OS on HC2.

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    59 minutes ago, Rybka said:

    If anybody did alternative OS on HC2

    it's illegal. do you know about it?

    1 hour ago, Rybka said:

    it has no external antena so range is smaller than HC2

    I solder external antenna now device works very good as for me.

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    4 hours ago, 10der said:

    it's illegal. do you know about it?

     

     

     

    It's not illegal, you can do with it what you want, you can destroy it with a hammer if you like,.

     

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     can you explain why it would be illegal to reuse the hardware for a project like this? 

                       

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    1 hour ago, akatar said:

    It's not illegal, you can do with it what you want, you can destroy it with a hammer if you like,.

    you you you...

    thank you :) but I have another DIY for games plus HC2 is a commercial product with (c) and now I not saying about invalidate warranty after "box opening"... 

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    youre welcome :)

    (c) means copywrite, but you are not making a copy of the hc2,

    as long as you install legal software, the complete set remains legal (only you lose youre warranty)

     

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    HomeCenter 2 is based on thr 300-series chipset launched in 2006. Comparing Fibaro HC2 and  RaspberryPI 3+ with a highspeed microSD-card, Razberry 2 GPIO module running Z-Way 2.3.8 with the latest 6.81 firmware is similar to comparing USB1.0 with USB 3.0. 

    This is how you upgrade the antenna on the Razberry 2

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  • Just last login to say bye bye, going back to opensource

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    Guys, keep the clock. :)  When he back to us again... 

    2 hours ago, Rybka said:

    to opensource

    Remember all that glisters is not gold.

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  • No. Never. Unit sold and I'm back on domoticz.

    Testing Hass.io 

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