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Remember I start to write about some minimal Raspbian based distribution on this article. Now it's the turn of two new OS very interestings: pipaOS and PiBang Linux.
Last file updated on May, 2014.
Login: sysop | Password: posys
Fully functional Linux system based on latest Raspbian ArmHF distro
Runs the official Raspberry PI kernel version 3.12.18
Compact size dual versions fit in 512MB/1GB cards
Built-in support for most popular wireless usb dongles
Fast: login screen in 10 seconds, online wireless association in 20 seconds
Network time synchronization built-in using public NTP servers.
System customization support: Just plug the SD-card and edit a text configuration file.
System administrators can chroot into the card from a Linux Intel system, QEMU static emulator included
Power failure tolerant: Uses ext4 non-journal file system
Automatic open wireless association builtin: just plug in a usb dongle and get connected
Secure shell server ready, sysop user with root privileves available to login with password or RSA key
USB tethering ready: Connect the Android/iPhone phone and get pipaOS networked
Support for FM radio transmission built-in
Python 2.7.3 ready
Python GPIO libraries
HostAP ready, turn your RaspberryPI into a Wireless Access Point
Comes with dnsmask so you can turn it into a lightweight DHCP server
Notes: I wrote an article about pipaOS that you can read here. No desktop environment installed. raspistill and raspivid ready to use. raspi-config is missing. Very fast distro. SSH enabled by default. RECOMMENDED.
Direct Download: sourceforge.net
Last file uploaded: pibang-server-systemd-20131119.img.zip (557.9 MB)
Login: You must create a user with raspi-setup
Notes: Inspired by Crunchbang Linux. The author cover three versions: server, openbox and i3. Long time that not being updated. Pibang use SystemD. They have their own repository and a forum to get involve.
This 4 presented distros are for me the best option to get a Raspbian minimal with a base system packages. Like I said, I recommend pipaOS because it's the lighter distro I've tested and fast. I hope you liked these articles.
Do you know any other minimal OS?...