Category: ARM

nextcloud, raspberrypi

NextCloudPi becomes official

I am proud to announce that NextCloudPi is now officially affiliated to the NextCloud project. I would like to recommend users to ask questions and participate in the official forums, as it is generally much more convenient than using the NextCloudPi post’s comments. Finally, please report any issues, technical questions or enhancement suggestions to the …

linux, networking, nextcloud, raspberrypi

Different ways to access your Nextcloud files

So, you have your Nextcloud instance up and running, maybe NextCloudPi. You are now in control of your privacy, and you can access your files through the web interface. In this post, we will explore other options to access our files, in order to make the most of our setup. WebDAV WebDAV is an extension …

linux, networking, nextcloud, raspberrypi

Share your files in your LAN with NFS

This post focuses on setting up a NFS server for the NextCloudPi, but attempts to be a general introduction to NFS as most things apply to any setup. The Network File System, or NFS is an ancient remote file system originally developed by Sun Microsystems in 1984. It is a simple way to share a …

debian, linux, raspberrypi, shell

Customize your MOTD login message in Debian and Ubuntu

This is a little guide to display dynamic login messages on a Debian system. This is one of those things where the internet has plenty of resources, but they are mostly outdated and contradictory. Even typing man motd in Debian is a sad experience. It is not a difficult thing to do but it can be …

debian, linux, nextcloud, raspberrypi, security

Automatic security updates on a Debian system

Computer security is an issue of paramount importance. More even so whenever we are running services exposed to the internet. Much more even so when those services can compromise sensitive data. The first piece of advice you will always get is “keep your system up to date with the latest security patches”, and my favourite …

debian, linux, raspberrypi

Generic software installer for Raspbian

I wrote this little tool to facilitate the installation of software for my NextCloudPi, but it can be used for any Raspbian installation. With this, I can automate the process of installing new services to my running Raspberry Pis through SSH adding new services to my Raspbian images and generating an image that can be …

ARM, debian, docker, FOSS, linux, networking, nextcloud, nextcloudpi, OYB software, privacy, raspberrypi

NextCloudPi, a ready to use NextCloud image for Raspberry Pi

IMPORTANT: The contents of this blog post are a detailed explanation of NextCloudPi. However, the main landing page of the project is now nextcloudpi.com and that is the place where information will be kept up to date. I would like to introduce NextCloudPi, ready to use Raspbian 9 image with the latest Nextcloud 13. NextCloudPi …

ARM, debian, linux, networking, OYB software, qemu, raspberrypi

Raspbian on QEMU with network access

This is a little guide to emulate the Raspbian operating system for ARM on QEMU with network connectivity. I found most resources on this outdated, relying on broken links, and lacking the steps for network access, so I reviewed them and streamlined the process. Long story short If you haven’t yet, install QEMU on your …

OYB software, raspberrypi

Control your Raspberry Pi with your TV remote

  This little script will allow you to control your Raspberry Pi using the buttons in your regular TV remote. Usage You can press the following buttons on the remote. OK       – launch kodi up       – launch browser down  – change wallpaper (this is a custom script of mine) left      – suspend your desktop computer …