Raspberry Pi

Raspberry Pi

Raspberry Pi: Media Server Pt. 1

Now that I’ve got my Pi working a bit more efficiently it’s time to actually start putting it to use: a media server. This post will detail the initial steps in getting your Raspberry Pi serving media files from an external drive via DLNA. Mount External Hard Drive The first thing we need to do is get the external hard drive mounted and read-able. When you plug in your hard drive Debian will not do anything with it, so you have two options: mount it manually each time or setup Debian to automa
Chris Banes
Raspberry Pi

Raspberry Pi: Overclocking

The Raspberry Pi is pretty easy to overclock due to an inbuilt config file. This morning I decided to see how far I could push my little Pi. You can see the full list of options for the config file here [http://elinux.org/RPi_config.txt]. Just to make clear, overclocking shouldn’t cause any damage to your Pi (meaning your warranty is fine), overvolting on the other hand probably will damage it over time. If you use the overvolting options then a one-time-programmable bit is set, and your warra
Chris Banes
Raspberry Pi

Raspberry Pi: Initial Setup

After receiving my Raspberry Pi this weekend, I’ve finally had some time to have a play with it. My end goal for the little device is to convert it into a NAS serving media files across my home. For now though I’m just trying to optimise the Debian image Raspberry Pi distribute. Enable SSH First off, I enabled SSH Server so I could connect to it wirelessly. sudo /boot/boot_enable_ssh.rc Optimise fstab There is a swap partition by default in the image, but it’s not used. This is good as SD Ca
Chris Banes