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How to Make Your Own Raspberry Pi .img Files

If you’re like me, you spend a lot of time reinstalling Raspberry Pi OS on your Raspberries. I rebuild them when I no longer need the services that I was running, or if an installation if something goes south. Sure, I can write an SD card and then run saltstack to get back to my […]

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How to Use a USB Drive on a Raspberry PI

Sometimes you need a little extra legroom on a Raspberry. Just to store some files or maybe you’ve got an application that does a lot of reading and writing. You need to keep THAT kind of activity OFF of your SD card. SD cards will fail much more quickly if you have a lot of […]

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SaltStack .sls file to allow root to log in directly

I’m lazy and I have bad admin habits, like logging into a LINUX server, directly, as root. Worse than that, I like to set the passwords all the same on the systems. But, this is just my Raspberry sandbox network so nobody cares. I wouldn’t dream of such a scheme in production. But now that […]

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How to Connect a Raspberry Pi to WiFi

Built-in WiFi on a computer is a feature and a security hazard. Being conscious of it and taking control of it are two good steps on the way to better Raspberry Pi operations. In this article, we’ll take a look at two different methods of controlling the WiFi feature on a Raspberry Pi. Method One: […]

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How to Fix locale Problems on Raspberry PI

How to fix messages about locale settings: perl: warning: Setting locale failed. perl: warning: Please check that your locale settings: LANGUAGE = (unset), LC_ALL = (unset), LANG = “en_GB.UTF-8” are supported and installed on your system. perl: warning: Falling back to the standard locale (“C”). Do you keep seeing these warnings? Do they bug you […]

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How to Move Raspbian swapfile to USB

Running your raspberry pi from SDcard works, but has its foibles. For one, consistent reading and writing to and from an SDcard is a sure recipe for failure. Sure, the little memory cards are fast and cheap, but they don’t take well to this kind of abuse. Especially the unrelenting i/o of a swapfile. Better […]

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How to Really Disable IPv6 on Raspberry PI

Oh, I know, I know. Internet Protocol version 6 is the future and the answer to my dreams. Why would I ever want to shut it off?!? I know, right? I’ve heard it all before! My ISP still doesn’t even offer it. Whatever. Nobody uses it and it just creates a lot of chatter on […]

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How to Turn off Bluetooth on Raspberry PI

Bluetooth technology¬†offers convenience¬†– from hands-free phone calls to wireless file-sharing to playing music on a vehicle’s speakers. But leaving your Bluetooth on all the time can be dangerous, and hackers are exploiting the technology to access private information, spread malicious software, and more. BlueBorne, an “attack vector” that can infect iOS, Android, Windows, and Linux […]

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How to Create and Use Passwordless Logins on LINUX

If you’re comfortable that you’ve got a strong firewall and password on it, you can preshare keys between all of your raspberries! That way, when you ssh from pi to pi, you don’t have to constantly type your password on each pi. The process is fairly simple. Key based authentication in SSH is called “public […]

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