Category: ARM

ARM, kernel, linux, qemu

Transparently running binaries from any architecture in Linux with QEMU and binfmt_misc

    What? you can do that in Linux? It turns out you can! First, let’s see it in action. Here I retrieve a binary from my Raspberry Pi which is an ARM binary and execute it in my x86_64 machine transparently. If you try to do this… it won’t work right away.

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docker, nextcloud, nextcloudpi, raspberrypi

NextCloudPi brings NC13.0.2, automatic NC upgrades, Rock64 and Banana Pi support, Armbian integration, Chinese language and more

The latest release of NextCloudPi is out! The key improvement is bringing fully automating Nextcloud updates. This was the last piece of the puzzle, and finally we can leave the board just sitting there and everything will be automatically be kept up to date: Debian packages, Nextcloud and NextCloudPi itself. Also, work has been focused …

nextcloudpi, raspberrypi

Let’s Design a Case for NextcloudPi

These instructions are for Raspberry Pi 2 – 3 B+.  Feel free to re-design for your device! After discovering the NextcloudPi project back on the release of Version 12, I realized one thing was still missing… a case!  Thankfully I have a background working with vector graphics and a lasercutter at my local hackerspace, Noisebridge.  …

docker, nextcloud, nextcloudpi, raspberrypi

NextCloudPi renamed to NextCloudPlus, gets a new website, improved ncp-web, docker, languages and more

The latest release of NextCloudPi is out! Work has been focused on improving user experience during the first setup, and bringing more power to the docker container and ncp-web. Also there is some news! NextCloudPlus improves everyday thanks to your feedback. Please report any problems here. Also, you can discuss anything in the forums. Last …

nextcloud, nextcloudpi, raspberrypi

NextCloudPi brings NC 13.0.1, remote backups, ZRAM, translations, web improvements and more

The latest release of NextCloudPi is out! The main features of this update revolve around remote synchronization and backup. This will allow us data hoarders to efficiently synchronize our data and BTRFS snapshots not only to a backup USB drive, but also to another remote machine that could be even in a different location through …

ARM, linux, OYB software, shell

Safely flash SD card images with ddsd

I would like to share another wrapper based on the pv command ( because we love progress bars!! ). As part of my work in NextCloudPi, I am constantly copying images to an SD card to test the latest build. The classic Linux way of doing this is by using the dd command

We …

nextcloud, nextcloudpi, raspberrypi

NextCloudPi updated to NC13, brings UFW, security improvements, auto-snapshots and more

The latest release of NextCloudPi is out! This release updates to the latest stable version, Nextcloud 13. Also, there has been a special focus on enhancing security, and on providing tooling to assess the security of our instances. In addition to the big changes, there is a small but important change: from now on, images …

ARM, FOSS, security

Security audit your ARM board with Lynis

Be it powerful production servers, or humble home hosted ARM boards, an internet facing system requires that we take security very seriously. But security is hard. No matter how much we try to secure our systems, any small detail we oversee can ruin all our efforts. In the same way that intruders make use of …

nextcloud, nextcloudpi, raspberrypi

NextCloudPi comes with NC 12.0.4, Odroid HC1 and Armbian support, BTRFS snapshots, diagnostics tools and an awesome case!

The latest release of NextCloudPi is out! This release updates to the latest 12.0.4 version of Nextcloud. On the hardware side, we keep expanding our options with Armbian support which will allow us to generate ready to use SD card images for several powerful boards for those wanting more performant private clouds. Also James Sundquist, …

ARM, debian, docker, linux

Building Armbian images faster using Docker

The people at the Armbian team have been doing an impressive work at optimizing and generating Debian images for many ARM boards. While they have documentation on the build process, it focuses mostly on setting up a build environment on VirtualBox with Vagrant. They do support building in a Docker environment, but I found the …