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by thenewguy
Mon Aug 20, 2012 1:35 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Raspbian Server Edition?
Replies: 78
Views: 49815

Re: Raspbian Server Edition?

Just want to chime in here with the "zero fill" suggestion. I've found an easy way to make sure an image file is filled with zeros (and therefor compresses better) is to create a new, empty image and copy your data into it. For example dd if=/dev/zero of=new_image.img bs=1000000 count=2000 mount or...
by thenewguy
Sun Aug 19, 2012 8:39 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Raspbian Server Edition?
Replies: 78
Views: 49815

Re: Raspbian Server Edition?

Just want to chime in here with the "zero fill" suggestion. I've found an easy way to make sure an image file is filled with zeros (and therefor compresses better) is to create a new, empty image and copy your data into it. For example dd if=/dev/zero of=new_image.img bs=1000000 count=2000 mount ori...
by thenewguy
Fri Aug 17, 2012 11:53 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Raspbian Server Edition?
Replies: 78
Views: 49815

Re: Raspbian Server Edition?

There probably won't be any speed difference, unless some services are removed too. The benefits are mostly in download size, disk space used and reduced bandwidth needed for updates.
by thenewguy
Thu Aug 16, 2012 7:43 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Raspbian Server Edition?
Replies: 78
Views: 49815

Re: Raspbian Server Edition?

I realize these things, my issue isn't a question of functionality so much a size. I could download and set up a full Raspbian image, but I think some people (such as myself) would appreciate starting with a smaller download. There is something nice about being able to start from the ground and buil...
by thenewguy
Thu Aug 16, 2012 7:32 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Raspbian Server Edition?
Replies: 78
Views: 49815

Raspbian Server Edition?

Raspbian looks really nice. That being said, it seems to be designed with desktop use in mind. I think the Raspberry Pi would make a really good little headless server. Are there any plans to create a Server Edition of Raspbian? Something that would just have the basic GNU utilities and OpenSSH runn...
by thenewguy
Sun Aug 12, 2012 6:40 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Running a headless Pi
Replies: 2
Views: 793

Re: Running a headless Pi

That is great, thank you. Finding the new IP address shouldn't be too hard. As you pointed out, the router will have the IP, or I can run something like "nmap 192.168.2.10-20" as I have a small DHCP range. Thanks again, I'm looking forward to setting up some services on the Pi and seeing what it can...
by thenewguy
Sun Aug 12, 2012 5:56 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Running a headless Pi
Replies: 2
Views: 793

Running a headless Pi

I've done and a search and found some references to running the Pi as a headless machine, basically a server. I'm interested in trying this and I'm wondering a few things. Perhaps someone here who has a Pi already can chime in? Ideally I'd like to set up a Pi with just the Pi itself, a SD card, a po...

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