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* Guide Title (as a link to the project webpage or connected wiki page)
 
* Guide Title (as a link to the project webpage or connected wiki page)
 
* Guide Description (including any additional links or information
 
* Guide Description (including any additional links or information
* Skill level/Ages it is aimed at (Any/Beginner/Intermediate/Advanced)
 
 
* Tags (key words related to the project, i.e. LCD Screen, Teaching, Python)
 
* Tags (key words related to the project, i.e. LCD Screen, Teaching, Python)
 
* Author(s) or group who have produced it (also if it is an Open/Community Project for anyone to contribute)
 
* Author(s) or group who have produced it (also if it is an Open/Community Project for anyone to contribute)
 
* Guide Status (Not Started/In-Progress/Available).
 
* Guide Status (Not Started/In-Progress/Available).
  
==Guides List==
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==Absolute beginners==
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Suitable for absolute beginners who have never experimented with Linux before.
 
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===[[R-Pi PXE Server | Classroom Boot Server]]===
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===[[RPi Chromium | Installing Chromium web browser]]===
 
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Classroom boot server - Basic concept: A PXE server to allow cheap computers without hard disks to boot into Windows or Linux.
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Installing the Chromium web browser on Debian.
 
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Medium
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Chromium
 
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PXE, netboot
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bredman
 
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[[User:bredman | bredman]] - Open Project
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Ready for testing
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Lots of random text, needs organisation and testing
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|}
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 +
==Easy==
 +
Suitable for beginners who are confident typing commands into Linux but need a lot of guidance.
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'''Guide Title and Link'''
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'''Guide Description'''
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'''Author'''
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'''Status'''
 
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Network Attached Storage - Basic concept: A place to save copies of all your important files
 
Network Attached Storage - Basic concept: A place to save copies of all your important files
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Easy
 
 
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Samba
 
Samba
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[[User:bredman | bredman]] - Open Project
 
[[User:bredman | bredman]] - Open Project
 
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Ready to test on Debian, some help needed with Fedora chapter
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Tested on Debian, some help needed with Fedora chapter
 
|-
 
|-
 
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===[[Autoinstall Samba | Connect your RPi to your MS Windows machines]]===
 +
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The guide above is a full NAS setup - This guide/script just configures and installs a very simple setup to allow you to read/write to your RPi files
 +
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 +
Samba
 +
| vertical-align:top; border:1px solid #aaa;" |
 +
[[User:SimpleSi | Simon Walters]] - Open Project
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Tested on Raspbian
 +
|-
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 +
  
 
===[[RPi Debian Python3 | Python 3 on Debian]]===
 
===[[RPi Debian Python3 | Python 3 on Debian]]===
 
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Installing the latest Python 3 and common modules on Debian.
 
Installing the latest Python 3 and common modules on Debian.
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Easy
 
 
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Python
 
Python
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Tested.  Needs more modules adding
 
Tested.  Needs more modules adding
 
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|-
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===[[RPi Debian Auto Login | Debian Auto Login/Startx]]===
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How to launch LXDE without the need of a username/Password in Debian.
 +
| vertical-align:top; border:1px solid #aaa;" |
 +
LXDE, Boot, Login, Auto
 +
| vertical-align:top; border:1px solid #aaa;" |
 +
Ian Hartwell (helpme1986)
 +
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Early draft.
 +
|-
  
 +
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===[[RPiForked-Daapd]]===
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How to install Forked-Daapd, an itunes media server
 +
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Debian, streaming,
 +
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 +
Greg (pr1sm)
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 +
Early draft.
 +
|-
 +
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===[[RPi Setting up a static IP in Debian | Setting up a static IP in Debian]]===
 +
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How to set-up a static IP in Debian
 +
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 +
Debian, Static IP
 +
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sleepy
 +
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 +
Available
 +
|-
 +
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 +
===[[RPi Text to Speech (Speech Synthesis) | Text to Speech (Speech Synthesis)]]===
 +
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 +
Three easy methods of getting your Raspberry Pi to talk
 +
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 +
Raspbian
 +
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 +
StevenP
 +
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 +
Draft
 +
|-
 +
|}
 +
 +
==Medium==
 +
Suitable for beginners who are willing to experiment and only need a little guidance.
 +
{| border="1" style="background:transparent;"
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| style="width:15%; vertical-align:top; border:1px solid #aaa;" |
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'''Guide Title and Link'''
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| style="width:40%; vertical-align:top; border:1px solid #aaa;" |
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'''Guide Description'''
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'''Tags'''
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'''Author'''
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| style="width:7%; vertical-align:top; border:1px solid #aaa;" |
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'''Status'''
 +
|-
 +
| vertical-align:top; border:1px solid #aaa;" |
 +
===[[R-Pi PXE Server | Classroom Boot Server]]===
 +
| vertical-align:top; border:1px solid #aaa;" |
 +
Classroom boot server - Basic concept: A PXE server to allow cheap computers without hard disks to boot into Windows or Linux.
 +
| vertical-align:top; border:1px solid #aaa;" |
 +
PXE, netboot
 +
| vertical-align:top; border:1px solid #aaa;" |
 +
[[User:bredman | bredman]] - Open Project
 +
| vertical-align:top; border:1px solid #aaa;" |
 +
Lots of random text, needs organisation and testing
 +
|-
 +
 +
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===[[RPi Ruby on Rails | Installing Ruby on Rails]]===
 
===[[RPi Ruby on Rails | Installing Ruby on Rails]]===
 
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Installing Ruby on Rails and common modules on Debian.
 
Installing Ruby on Rails and common modules on Debian.
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Medium
 
 
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Ruby, Rails
 
Ruby, Rails
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Installing VNC to allow remote control of the screen from another computer.
 
Installing VNC to allow remote control of the screen from another computer.
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Medium
 
 
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VNC
 
VNC
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===[[RPi Debian Auto Login | Debian Auto Login/Startx]]===
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===[[RPi iSCSI Initiator | iSCSI support and boot]]===
 
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| vertical-align:top; border:1px solid #aaa;" |
How to launch LXDE without the need of a username/Password in Debian.
+
Adding iSCSI initiator/target support, setting up iSCSI initiator, and configuring booting from an iSCSI volume.
 
| vertical-align:top; border:1px solid #aaa;" |
 
| vertical-align:top; border:1px solid #aaa;" |
Easy
+
iSCSI, netboot
 
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| vertical-align:top; border:1px solid #aaa;" |
LXDE, Boot, Login, Auto
+
Alex (nidO)
 
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Ian Hartwell (helpme1986)
+
Early draft, tested
 +
|-
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Early draft.
+
===[[RPi_Email_IP_On_Boot_Debian | Send email containing Pi ip address on boot]]===
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Send email containing the ip of your Pi so you can access via SSH or other network protocol when your ip changes (moving networks) and you are working headless
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SSH, email, python
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--[[User:Geraldcor|Geraldcor]] 03:36, 18 June 2012 (UTC)
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Early draft, tested
 
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|-
  
 
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===[[RPiForked-Daapd]]===
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===[http://www.penguintutor.com/linux/tightvnc Connecting securely to TightVNC over the Internet]===
 
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How to install Forked-Daapd, an itunes media server
+
Guide to installing Tightvnc server on the Raspberry Pi and securing it using ssh to allow connecting over the Internet.
 
| vertical-align:top; border:1px solid #aaa;" |
 
| vertical-align:top; border:1px solid #aaa;" |
Easy
+
VNC, ssh
 
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| vertical-align:top; border:1px solid #aaa;" |
Debian, streaming,
+
Stewart Watkiss
 
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| vertical-align:top; border:1px solid #aaa;" |
Greg (pr1sm)
+
Available
 +
|-
 +
 
 
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| vertical-align:top; border:1px solid #aaa;" |
Early draft.
+
===[http://www.penguintutor.com/linux/raspberrypi-webserver Configuring a LAMP webserver]===
 +
| vertical-align:top; border:1px solid #aaa;" |
 +
Guide to configuring the Raspberry Pi as a LAMP (Linux, Apache, Mysql, PHP) webserver.
 +
| vertical-align:top; border:1px solid #aaa;" |
 +
apache, mysql, php
 +
| vertical-align:top; border:1px solid #aaa;" |
 +
Stewart Watkiss
 +
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 +
Available
 +
|-
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===[https://github.com/ewindisch/chefiler Storage Filer/NAS via Chef]===
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Turn-key package to turn a machine into a storage filer / NAS. Developed and tested on a RaspberryPi. Still in early  development. Deploys with Chef.
 +
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samba, nfs, chef
 +
| vertical-align:top; border:1px solid #aaa;" |
 +
Eric Windisch
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Alpha/early-stage
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|-
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===[http://elinux.org/RPI-Wireless-Hotspot Raspberry Pi WiFi Hotspot]===
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Turn your Raspberry Pi into a WiFi hotspot!
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wifi, hotspot, hostapd
 +
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 +
Isaac Smith
 +
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Works like a charm.
 +
|-
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|}
 
|}
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==Advanced==
 +
Suitable for confident users who want to try something more advanced.
 +
{| border="1" style="background:transparent;"
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'''Guide Title and Link'''
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'''Guide Description'''
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'''Tags'''
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'''Author'''
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'''Status'''
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|-
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===[[RPi building and installing OpenELEC | building and installing OpenELEC]]===
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How to build and install OpenELEC,a embedded Multimedia Distro. You can learn (cross)compiling, building packages from source, how buildsystems are working and what is needed to install a OS on a SD-card for Raspberry Pi.
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XBMC, HTPC, Multimedia, Distro, compiling
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Stephan Raue
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Available
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|-
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===[[RPi Using Skypekit | Using Skypekit]]===
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How to get started using Skypekit to make calls & chat. This is currently only useful for advanced users & developers. 
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Skype, Skypekit
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Henry Cooke
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Alpha.
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|-
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===[http://www.penguintutor.com/linux/raspberrypi-headless Pre-configuring SD card with a static IP address]===
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Guide to pre-configuring a SD image so that it boots with a static IP address. Useful for running headless without needing to know what DHCP address will be allocated.
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networking, tcpip
 +
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 +
Stewart Watkiss
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Available
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=References=
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Revision as of 19:25, 8 November 2012

Back to the Hub.


Community Pages:

Tutorials - a list of tutorials. Learn by doing.

Guides - a list of informative guides. Make something useful.

Projects - a list of community projects. Help others out.

Tasks - for advanced users to collaborate on software tasks.

Datasheets - a frambozenier.org documentation project.

Education - a place to share your group's project and find useful learning sites.

Community - links to the community elsewhere on the web.

Games - all kinds of computer games.


Introduction

This page contains a set of guides to show readers how to do useful tasks. These guides focus on achieving a goal as simply as possible, with the aim to build the confidence of the reader. Hopefully, the reader will also be inspired to learn at the same time.

The Raspberry Pi Forum has a list of Project Ideas & Links, to help people get started.

Please add links to your guides (and ones you find interesting).

Fill in each section:

  • Guide Title (as a link to the project webpage or connected wiki page)
  • Guide Description (including any additional links or information
  • Tags (key words related to the project, i.e. LCD Screen, Teaching, Python)
  • Author(s) or group who have produced it (also if it is an Open/Community Project for anyone to contribute)
  • Guide Status (Not Started/In-Progress/Available).

Absolute beginners

Suitable for absolute beginners who have never experimented with Linux before.

Guide Title and Link

Guide Description

Tags

Author

Status

Installing Chromium web browser

Installing the Chromium web browser on Debian.

Chromium

bredman

Ready for testing

Easy

Suitable for beginners who are confident typing commands into Linux but need a lot of guidance.

Guide Title and Link

Guide Description

Tags

Author

Status

Network Attached Storage

Network Attached Storage - Basic concept: A place to save copies of all your important files

Samba

bredman - Open Project

Tested on Debian, some help needed with Fedora chapter

Connect your RPi to your MS Windows machines

The guide above is a full NAS setup - This guide/script just configures and installs a very simple setup to allow you to read/write to your RPi files

Samba

Simon Walters - Open Project

Tested on Raspbian


Python 3 on Debian

Installing the latest Python 3 and common modules on Debian.

Python

croston

Tested. Needs more modules adding

Debian Auto Login/Startx

How to launch LXDE without the need of a username/Password in Debian.

LXDE, Boot, Login, Auto

Ian Hartwell (helpme1986)

Early draft.

RPiForked-Daapd

How to install Forked-Daapd, an itunes media server

Debian, streaming,

Greg (pr1sm)

Early draft.

Setting up a static IP in Debian

How to set-up a static IP in Debian

Debian, Static IP

sleepy

Available

Text to Speech (Speech Synthesis)

Three easy methods of getting your Raspberry Pi to talk

Raspbian

StevenP

Draft

Medium

Suitable for beginners who are willing to experiment and only need a little guidance.

Guide Title and Link

Guide Description

Tags

Author

Status

Classroom Boot Server

Classroom boot server - Basic concept: A PXE server to allow cheap computers without hard disks to boot into Windows or Linux.

PXE, netboot

bredman - Open Project

Lots of random text, needs organisation and testing

Installing Ruby on Rails

Installing Ruby on Rails and common modules on Debian.

Ruby, Rails

Erik

Partially tested. Still early draft.

Share your screen with VNC

Installing VNC to allow remote control of the screen from another computer.

VNC

Simon H

Early draft.

iSCSI support and boot

Adding iSCSI initiator/target support, setting up iSCSI initiator, and configuring booting from an iSCSI volume.

iSCSI, netboot

Alex (nidO)

Early draft, tested

Send email containing Pi ip address on boot

Send email containing the ip of your Pi so you can access via SSH or other network protocol when your ip changes (moving networks) and you are working headless

SSH, email, python

--Geraldcor 03:36, 18 June 2012 (UTC)

Early draft, tested

Connecting securely to TightVNC over the Internet

Guide to installing Tightvnc server on the Raspberry Pi and securing it using ssh to allow connecting over the Internet.

VNC, ssh

Stewart Watkiss

Available

Configuring a LAMP webserver

Guide to configuring the Raspberry Pi as a LAMP (Linux, Apache, Mysql, PHP) webserver.

apache, mysql, php

Stewart Watkiss

Available

Storage Filer/NAS via Chef

Turn-key package to turn a machine into a storage filer / NAS. Developed and tested on a RaspberryPi. Still in early development. Deploys with Chef.

samba, nfs, chef

Eric Windisch

Alpha/early-stage

Raspberry Pi WiFi Hotspot

Turn your Raspberry Pi into a WiFi hotspot!

wifi, hotspot, hostapd

Isaac Smith

Works like a charm.

Advanced

Suitable for confident users who want to try something more advanced.

Guide Title and Link

Guide Description

Tags

Author

Status

building and installing OpenELEC

How to build and install OpenELEC,a embedded Multimedia Distro. You can learn (cross)compiling, building packages from source, how buildsystems are working and what is needed to install a OS on a SD-card for Raspberry Pi.

XBMC, HTPC, Multimedia, Distro, compiling

Stephan Raue

Available

Using Skypekit

How to get started using Skypekit to make calls & chat. This is currently only useful for advanced users & developers.

Skype, Skypekit

Henry Cooke

Alpha.

Pre-configuring SD card with a static IP address

Guide to pre-configuring a SD image so that it boots with a static IP address. Useful for running headless without needing to know what DHCP address will be allocated.

networking, tcpip

Stewart Watkiss

Available

References