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by FrancisTurner
Wed Jun 24, 2020 4:32 am
Forum: Networking and servers
Topic: Run a bash script once every 10 mins starting automatically at startup.
Replies: 1
Views: 155

Re: Run a bash script once every 10 mins starting automatically at startup.

This is a classic application for a cronjob Assuming you have the script saved as /path/to/script.sh Then from a shell on the pi do crontab -e select nano when asked for an editor then go down to the bottom of the file and below the line # m h dom mon dow command type */10 * * * * /path/to/script Ex...
by FrancisTurner
Thu Jun 18, 2020 4:13 am
Forum: Networking and servers
Topic: Chef for automating Raspberry Pis
Replies: 3
Views: 388

Re: Chef for automating Raspberry Pis

This looks like a useful application for my base pi-gen server (as annoounced a couple of days ago: https://www.raspberrypi.org/forums/viewtopic.php?f=36&t=277398&sid=707181bdfee8c4896b02d461e0b086cc ) Combine the two and you should be able to generate SD cards with chef built in and ready waiting f...
by FrancisTurner
Tue Jun 16, 2020 8:30 am
Forum: Networking and servers
Topic: Building custom pi servers with pi-gen easily
Replies: 0
Views: 207

Building custom pi servers with pi-gen easily

As people in this forum know well, a pi4B (or 3B+ in many cases) has quite enough power to make a decent application server for home or small office use. For this application you don't want most of the standard Raspbian/PiOS you just want Raspbian-lite. But you also probably want to run the thing he...
by FrancisTurner
Sun Mar 17, 2019 6:28 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: STICKY: Making your own custom burn-n-boot Raspbian image
Replies: 61
Views: 41107

Re: STICKY: Making your own custom burn-n-boot Raspbian image

By the way if you want to make lots of custom images - and/or make the same one only with the latest s/w again and again - then there's this Github project - https://github.com/RPi-Distro/Pi-gen It runs on *buntu and debian with docker. Its been updated a bit since I first started playing with it bu...
by FrancisTurner
Fri Mar 29, 2013 12:25 am
Forum: Raspberry Pi OS
Topic: Not seeing kernel update
Replies: 1
Views: 836

Re: Not seeing kernel update

OK ignore that post. Not sure what happened (problem with the mirrors?) but it just popped up and installed this time. Reboot and I'm happy!
by FrancisTurner
Wed Mar 27, 2013 5:38 am
Forum: Raspberry Pi OS
Topic: Not seeing kernel update
Replies: 1
Views: 836

Not seeing kernel update

I have two Pis. One of them has successfully done a series of apt-get update/grade/dist-upgrade and is now on Linux version 3.6.11+ (dc4@dc4-arm-01) (gcc version 4.7.2 20120731 (prerelease) (crosstool-NG linaro-1.13.1+bzr2458 - Linaro GCC 2012.08) ) #371 PREEMPT Thu Feb 7 16:31:35 GMT 2013 The other...
by FrancisTurner
Mon Jan 21, 2013 11:40 am
Forum: Raspberry Pi OS
Topic: freenx server installation
Replies: 9
Views: 9294

Re: freenx server installation

To get the free nx server runnign with the official nx client (tested w v3.5.0-9) you'll need to do a few settings on the client side and make one change on the server side from the instructions at the wiki ( http://www.tiaowiki.com/w/Install_NX_Server_on_Raspberry_Pi ) The server side fix solves th...

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