Raspberry PI

Discussion in 'Computers and Technology' started by jvarnell, Apr 9, 2014.

  1. jvarnell

    jvarnell Premium Member

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    Have any of y'all done anything with a Raspberry PI that has Debian on the SD card? How striped down is the Debian?

    I am looking at setting up a TVHeadend on it to be a WebServer for my HDHomeRun Prime. I don't know how much room is left on the SD for this and if the speed is ok to stream 3 HD TV signals at once.
     
  2. Blake Bowden

    Blake Bowden Administrator Staff Member

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    Good question! I'd like to know as well.
     
  3. Steve Lloyd

    Steve Lloyd Registered User

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    You can set a usb memory stick to be the operating drive it just needs to boot from the SD card. So this would get round the limits of the SD card.
     
  4. jvarnell

    jvarnell Premium Member

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    Yes there are a lot of ways to get more memory but I was just wanting to know without buying the Raspberry PI with debin on it what I will have to add to make it more like what I use. I have bought it since and had to add a bunch of stuff so I could use SNORT on it. I also have had to use a UHS SD card so SNORT would act right.
     
  5. Lars 241

    Lars 241 Registered User

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    Ok, so we have a Pi, my son uses it for his 4H project. We used a 16G SD card, it had maybe 12 or so left after install. This may help you some. https://wiki.debian.org/RaspberryPi We use the default Raspbian, with has every command that I am familiar with. https://www.raspbian.org/

    I however am more familiar with Ubuntu. https://www.raspberrypi.org/downloads/

    We currently have it running as a mumble server, a full Apache 2 server and mySQL. Not sure on your speed question, OS speed? Network? We have a gigabit wifi USB, but it came with a 10/100. However, if anything I'd recommend looking at the new Pi2 if the OS speed is an issue. https://www.raspberrypi.org/raspberry-pi-2-on-sale/
     
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  6. dmurawsky

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    I have a half dozen PIs at home running my DNS, some metrics systems, a service locator (Consul) and a secrets manager (vault). I also run a demo lab on a pi and a small form factor computer.
    Raspbian is a robust OS with a lot of options. Anything it doesn't have you can compile (slowly) as long as the libraries support arm chips, which most things do.
     
  7. bro.william

    bro.william Registered User

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    i use my pi to run PPP and FTP servers that connect my 30-year-old Mac SE (at excruciatingly slow speeds!) to my home network and the internet. :)
     
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