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#1 2017-10-26 07:39:32

psb777
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Headless install on Raspberry Pi Zero

Hi! I've got Devuan 1.0 AMD64 up and running on my real fileserver and as both host virtualbox server and main client virtual desktop. Now I want to roll it out to my several Raspberry Pi boxes. They are all headless. I have recently got my 5th Pi, a Zero, and I've installed Debian Stretch on that merely to see if that worked. But I now want immediately to get rid of systemd and here I am, again!

Which image should I use for the Pi Zero? The one for the Pi 3?

And how do I do a headless install?

Thanks for any pointers. I may not need detailed hand holding here, but I do need help.

Paul

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#2 2017-10-26 16:00:34

golinux
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Re: Headless install on Raspberry Pi Zero

From the source:

<parazyd> armel
<parazyd> pi1

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More questions?  Try freednode #devuan-arm

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#3 2017-10-26 16:36:14

psb777
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From: Woking UK
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Re: Headless install on Raspberry Pi Zero

Very cryptic. But thanks for responding. I guess devuan will remain a club for the initiated :-)

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#4 2017-10-27 10:43:59

FOSSuser
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Re: Headless install on Raspberry Pi Zero

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#5 2017-11-18 23:26:59

HolgiB
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Re: Headless install on Raspberry Pi Zero

psb777 wrote:

Very cryptic. But thanks for responding. I guess devuan will remain a club for the initiated :-)

I guess the less cryptic explaination is simply the face that the zero used the same chip than the first raspi did :-)

So, using the Devuan image for "Raspi #1" should work stressfree for your zero.

I have used the Devuan image with success on my Raspi 1 so far.

HTH,
Holger

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#6 2017-11-19 11:29:05

psb777
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Re: Headless install on Raspberry Pi Zero

Yes, thanks for that and it would have saved me a few more minutes of head scratching. But I still cannot get the headless install to work.

More generally I hark back to my "Devuan will remain a club for the initiated" remark: Support should be *here*, where it would be properly searchable, not on Internet chat. Of *all* the many people I know in the computer industry I am considered perhaps the geek. All you here and I myself know this to be false. But if the best bet at staying free of systemd is made difficult for me, the one in a hundred, and is used only by you, the one in a thousand, then I worry that Devuan is doomed.

My own personal machines are Devuan where they can be, the servers, a virtual and a real desktop, but not the Raspberry Pi's, & not my powerful notebook.

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#7 2017-11-19 14:22:19

fsmithred
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Re: Headless install on Raspberry Pi Zero

Instructions for putting the image on the device are in the README.txt found in the same directory as the images. But I will assume that you already know how to do that, because you did it with Debian. Say a little more about what you did and what doesn't work, and maybe someone will have a solution.

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