Raspberry Pi

Raspberry Pi 2 Windows 10

Are you wondering what Windows 10 will look like on a Raspberry Pi 2.

Here is a good video what gives you a demo of how it looks, and its functions.

Looking to join the insider program follow this link:

Raspberry Pi – NOOBS

The fantastic groups over at raspberrypi.org have introduced a new project shaped around the idea of simplifying the beginner experience when it comes to using the Raspberry Pi.

NOOBS makes setting things up much easier, and while grandma and grandpa may still be left on the outskirts of things you won’t need to do much more that head over to the download page and grad the NOOBS zip packed via direct download or torrent.

NOOBS offers many good choice images you may want to choose from such as Raspbian, RaspBMC, RiscOS, Archlinux and others…

So now even more of us can have a slice of the Pi.

More info can be found here: http://www.raspberrypi.org/archives/tag/noobs

Raspbian Wheezy Squid Proxy

“I am learning all the time.  The tombstone will be my diploma.”  ~Eartha Kitt

Hello Friends, I am back again with an update on my most recent Raspberry Pi (Rasp~ Pi) minimal image; This time around I have added a Squid Proxy Server to the mix. Like that of my previous post I am still running on top of the awesome base setup that just works wonders for me.

I did add some additional tools such a htop, sshfs, cifs utils, nmap, and many more. You’ll just have to give it a go to see for yourself., but let us not get off track. This image is all about the out of the box squid proxy experience. I have done the install (simple for some, not to others) and updated the squid.conf to allow for the typical LAN network access. Don’t worry, I preserved the base configuration file for your review.

Some things I would like you to know:

1. This image boots up, grabs an IP Address from your DHCP network
2. Squid will also start-up on its own (using Google DNS to look up internet addresses)
3. Runs fantasticly on a small home / office network

Link to download this custom updated image: raspbian_wheezy_armhf_squid_jermsmit_20120819.7z
Sorry about the size, there are some things I didn’t clean up’; such as logs etc…

The root password is: jermsmit

–More Info–

Squid is a proxy server and web cache daemon. It has a wide variety of uses, from speeding up a web server by caching repeated requests; to caching web, DNS and other computer network lookups for a group of people sharing network resources; to aiding security by filtering traffic. Although primarily used for HTTP and FTP, Squid includes limited support for several other protocols including TLS, SSL, Internet Gopher and HTTPS – source


mount windows share using cifs

Once again I am tinkering with my Raspberry Pi doing things.  Now I want to mount my windows share remotely to move files around, also extend my storage remotely. As always I share how to do this with some simple steps.

To mount a remote Windows share In Debian Squeeze you need to make sure that cifs-utils is installed. To install cifs-utilis, just use apt-get:  apt-get install cifs-utils (apt-get update && apt-get install cifs-utils) if you haven’t did an update in a while.

After the install (or before) you need to make a directory to mount to. In my case I use the /media/video/ location because I am mounting video files and like to keep my names logical to what I am mounting or else I might forget.

To do this I then type the following:
mount -t cifs // /media/video/ -o username=accountname,password=password

To verify your work all you need do is change directory into the /media/video and do a ls command, you can also do this by just typing ‘ls /media/video

Now wasn’t that simple

Raspbian Wheezy armhf Rasp~ Pi minimal image

Hi friends, Hi to myself in the future.

Here is a updated Raspberry Pi minimal image. This one is compiled with hard float support; hardware instead of software emulation.


A minimal Raspbian Wheezy installation (similar to a netinstall)
Hard Float binaries: floating point operations are done in hardware instead of
A disabled incremental updates, means apt-get update is much faster
Latest raspberry pi patches
Latest version of the firmware(s) | for usb video and usb wireless support
Lower GPU RAM usage (32MB) by default | I run headless
224MB of ram are available to the system
A very tiny image: even with a 2GB SD there is a lot of free space
SSH Installed and starts by default
The clock is automatically updated using ntp
Yes! IPv6 support

Link to download this custom updated image: raspbian_wheezy_armhf_jermsmit_20120815.7z

The root password is: jermsmit

–More Info–

I have 2 images in the 7zip archive; one containing the rootfs and the other containing the boot partition. I have it setup this way because I boot with the SD card 1GB (only need 16MB) and a USB Drive 2GB is all you need, but you can use larger