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I am using Armbian for my head-less servers. Currently this setup is running on a Raspberry Pi 1, a Raspberry Pi 2 and a Olimex A20-OLinuXino-LIME.
Installation is quite simple.
Install dependencies apt-get install -y apt-transport-https
Add respository key wget -q https://packagecloud.io/gpg.key -O - | sudo apt-key add -
Add repository echo 'deb https://packagecloud.io/Hypriot/Schatzkiste/debian/ jessie main' | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/hypriot.list apt-get update
Install Hypriot apt-get install -y docker-hypriot systemctl enable docker
Afterwards docker is ready to use.
You can test your docker installation:
docker info Containers: 0 Running: 0 Paused: 0 Stopped: 0 Images: 0 Server Version: 1.11.1 Storage Driver: devicemapper Pool Name: docker-179:1-395364-pool Pool Blocksize: 65.54 kB Base Device Size: 10.74 GB Backing Filesystem: ext4 Data file: /dev/loop0 Metadata file: /dev/loop1 Data Space Used: 305.7 MB Data Space Total: 107.4 GB Data Space Available: 13.8 GB Metadata Space Used: 729.1 kB Metadata Space Total: 2.147 GB Metadata Space Available: 2.147 GB Udev Sync Supported: true Deferred Removal Enabled: false Deferred Deletion Enabled: false Deferred Deleted Device Count: 0 Data loop file: /var/lib/docker/devicemapper/devicemapper/data WARNING: Usage of loopback devices is strongly discouraged for production use. Either use `--storage-opt dm.thinpooldev` or use `--storage-opt dm.no_warn_on_loop_devices=true` to suppress this warning. Metadata loop file: /var/lib/docker/devicemapper/devicemapper/metadata Library Version: 1.02.90 (2014-09-01) Logging Driver: json-file Cgroup Driver: cgroupfs Plugins: Volume: local Network: null host bridge Kernel Version: 4.6.3-sunxi Operating System: Debian GNU/Linux 8 (jessie) OSType: linux Architecture: armv7l CPUs: 2 Total Memory: 493.9 MiB Name: a20 ID: LFI7:LG2C:WHZD:SB5F:3JFW:TI56:WCFF:IFJH:MZJ5:NK45:MVG7:FN7D Docker Root Dir: /var/lib/docker Debug mode (client): false Debug mode (server): false Registry: https://index.docker.io/v1/ docker version Client: Version: 1.11.1 API version: 1.23 Go version: go1.4.3 Git commit: 5604cbe Built: Mon May 9 00:50:14 2016 OS/Arch: linux/arm Server: Version: 1.11.1 API version: 1.23 Go version: go1.4.3 Git commit: 5604cbe Built: Mon May 9 00:50:14 2016 OS/Arch: linux/arm Keep in mind that only ARM-based containers will run on ARM devices. You can search for valid containers with tags like "armhf" or "hypriot":
docker search armhf NAME DESCRIPTION STARS OFFICIAL AUTOMATED armv7/armhf-ubuntu 'official' Ubuntu Docker images for the AR... 30 container4armhf/armhf-alpine Automatically built base images of Alpine ... 22 [OK] ioft/armhf-ubuntu [ABR] Ubuntu Docker images for the ARMv7(a... 14 [OK] mazzolino/armhf-ubuntu Ubuntu-Core images for armhf (ARMv7) devices 6 armhf/ubuntu Ubuntu is a Debian-based Linux operating s... 5 werwolfby/armhf-alpine-transmission Minimal alpine docker image for transmissi... 2 [OK] cburki/armhf-dev Armhf (Raspberry Pi) cross development wit... 2 [OK] moul/armhf-busybox 2 [OK] werwolfby/armhf-alpine-gogs ARM hf compatible Docker Image with a mini... 1 [OK] ioft/armhf-debian Debian Docker images for the ARMv7(armhf) ... 1 [OK] ivanmarban/armhf-gogs Gogs - Go Git Service Docker images for AR... 1 werwolfby/armhf-alpine-nginx ARM hf compatible Docker Image with a mini... 1 [OK] msvb/armhf-iotempire Collection of software packages to accompa... 0 [OK] lalyos/armhf-syncthing http://docs.syncthing.net in a container f... 0 [OK] sheenhx/armhf-concentrator CC3200 serial concentrator for Beagle Bone... 0 [OK] container4armhf/armhf-busybox Automated build of Busybox for armhf devic... 0 [OK] ijoijo/armhf-alpine Alpine Linux image for armhf devices (like... 0 [OK] armv7/armhf-ubuntu_automated-build This repo has moved to https://registry.hu... 0 [OK] kennethlimcp/armhf-ghost The awesome Ghost blog, on armhf 0 [OK] wontfix/gecko-armhf-dev Linux/armhf cross build environment for Gecko 0 [OK] mathewpeterson/armhf-php7 This image extends the official armhf php ... 0 [OK] cailloumajor/debian-armhf-qemu Debian armhf image with qemu-user-static 0 [OK] cricketeerone/armhf-logspout A fork of gliderlabs/logspout using armhfb... 0 [OK] mjschultz/ubuntu-armhf 0 [OK] fish/alpine-armhf-dumb-init alpine-armhf-docker image with "dumb-init"... 0 [OK] docker search hypriot NAME DESCRIPTION STARS OFFICIAL AUTOMATED hypriot/rpi-node RPi-compatible Docker Image with Node.js 78 hypriot/rpi-java RPi-compatible Docker Image with Java 28 hypriot/rpi-mysql RPi-compatible Docker Image with Mysql 24 hypriot/rpi-dockerui An ARM compatible Docker image of https://... 23 hypriot/rpi-swarm Raspberry Pi compatible Docker image with ... 22 hypriot/rpi-python RPi-compatible Docker Image with Python 22 hypriot/rpi-alpine-scratch Raspberry Pi compatible Docker Image with ... 22 hypriot/rpi-golang 21 hypriot/rpi-busybox-httpd Raspberry Pi compatible Docker Image with ... 15 hypriot/rpi-iojs RPi-compatible Docker Image with io.js 15 hypriot/rpi-gogs-raspbian Raspberry Pi compatible Docker Image with ... 14 hypriot/rpi-redis Raspberry Pi compatible redis image 12 hypriot/rpi-ruby RPi-compatible Docker Image with Ruby 11 hypriot/rpi-hugo Raspberry Pi compatible Docker Image with ... 10 hypriot/rpi-haproxy Haproxy Dockerfile 10 hypriot/rpi-registrator An ARM compatible Docker image of https://... 4 hypriot/rpi-crate RPi-compatible Docker Image with Crate.io 4 hypriot/rpi-consul ARM compatible Docker Image with Consul 3 np83/rpi2-hypriot-nodejs Raspberry PI 2 can run hypriot Docker host... 2 [OK] hypriot/rpi-nano-httpd Raspberry Pi nano sized HTTP server 2 calou/hypriot-zookeeper Zookeeper on Raspberry Pi 1 configman/hypriot-jenkins-slave jenkins docker slave for running on a hypr... 0 calou/hypriot-solr Solr on Raspberry Pi 0 emyann/hypriot-flash 0 hypriot/image-builder Base image for several hypriot/image-build... 0
Source: https://apps.fcc.gov/oetcf/eas/reports/ViewExhibitReport.cfm?mode=Exhibits&calledFromFrame=N&application_id=Ti%2FYleaJNSl%2BTR5mL5C0WQ%3D%3D&fcc_id=2ABCB-RPI32 && https://fccid.io/2ABCB-RPI32
First looks at the RPI3:
Unsure of the exact operating specs, I'd hope there is some other improvements elsewhere as well but built in wifi and bluetooth will certainly be a nice feature to have. The photos above were pulled from http://www.theregister.co.uk/2016/02/26/raspberry_pi_3/
I know we have guys with Pi's and wide interests. With the holidays, some of us actually get some peace and quiet, and it's a great time to get that idle gear you bought this year doing something useful. Raspberry Pi's are probably sitting around unused by many of us, so I thought why not promote getting them doing something . Nice little devices, with the right software.
So, we all know Pi's can run Kodi and related AV TV zombie causing tasks. Blah. There is other stuff, that's what we want here. Ready to download to copy to SD card and BOOM the Pi becomes useful.
Accepting recommendations from others to append to this list.
Here we go, my list of Pi distros folks might enjoy:
http://dietpi.com/ (mininalist OS loaded with more traditional apps)
http://blog.hypriot.com/post/heavily-armed-after-major-upgrade-raspberry-pi-with-docker-1-dot-5-0/ (Docker focused Pi)
Firewall / Router / Security:
https://github.com/m6urns/i2pberry (i2p - alternative to ToR)
https://code.google.com/p/torberry/ (Tor Distro)
http://docs.kali.org/kali-on-arm/install-kali-linux-arm-raspberry-pi (security distro)
https://github.com/ccrisan/motioneyeos (DVR / security cam distro)
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/3815507/pivpn/pivpn-2015-05-05-raspbian-wheezy.7z (softether distro for Pi)
https://piratebox.cc/raspberry_pi:diy (Pirate Box - local sharing via wifi)
http://rbb.antitree.com/ (ToR optimized for Pi as a bridge)
Raspberry Pi Zero has been released!
The 5 dollar board has the following specs:
1 GHz ARM11 core
512 MB LPDDR2 SDRAM
Micro-SD Card Slot
Micro-USB Sockets for Data and Power
an GPIO Header
Composite Video Header
All in 65 mm x 30 mm x 5 mm form
In addition, it's coming for free on every issue of The MagPi magazine in the UK!
What's even funnier, is that 6 Pi Zeros fit in an Altoids can!
More information here: https://www.raspberrypi.org/blog/raspberry-pi-zero/
Anyone planning on buying this? Any ideas what's in stored? Tell us!
So the Raspberry Pi 2 is currently out for sale!
For those of you guys who just want a tldr and specs:
Raspberry Pi 2 is said to be "at least 6x" better performance than that of the B+ Model. it's now available for purchase at the usual distributors.
Here's a link from one of the providers: http://www.element14.com/community/community/raspberry-pi/#rpi and http://uk.rs-online.com/web/p/processor-microcontroller-development-kits/8326274/
The price is supposed to remain at 35 dollars with the following specs:
- Broadcom BCM2836 800MHz ARM Cortex-A7 quad-core processor with VideoCore IV dual-core GPU
- 1GB LPDDR2 SDRAM
(Full spec available at the link)
Cool stuff! Anyone have any plans on upgrading/buying the new ones soon? What do you think will happen with the additional hardware power?
Edit: here's a link to their official announcement! http://www.raspberrypi.org/raspberry-pi-2-on-sale/