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WRITE INSTRUCTIONS

In order to write the IMG file (extract it from the downloaded ZIP file, first) to the Raspberry SD card (4GB minimum), Windows users can use Win32DiskImager, while Linux users can make use of dd and Mac OS X users should follow this guide. A SDHC class 10 card is highly recommended.

Help with Win32DiskImager can be found on Sabayon website or on YouTube.

Help with dd (run as root or with sudo) follows:

  • plug the SD card into your PC;
  • tail -f /var/log/messages or tail -f /var/log/syslog or fdisk -l for locating the assigned device file, for example: /dev/sdx (change for your case);
  • umount /dev/sdx1; umount /dev/sdx2;
  • dd if=path/to/imageFile.img of=/dev/sdx bs=1M (dd always refers to the whole disk, so do not use /dev/sdx1 for example).

Once you have successfully written the IMG file to the SD, you have to plug the card into the R-Pi and restart.

 

OPERATING SYSTEM

SSH LOGIN

SSH login is available only for the donors’ version.
Putty.exe or similar software is required for Windows users while of course *nix users will make use of the ssh client.

  • user: pi
  • password: personal|cloud
  • then type: sudo -i for administrative rights

Raspberry IP address is always shown during the boot. Alternatively you can make use of network discovery apps for your smartphone or netdiscover tool for *nix systems to find it out.

NETWORK: HOW TO USE A STATIC IP

Operating system defaults to DHCP.
In order to force a static IP address, follow the steps below.

(A) Modify /etc/network/interfaces and put your desired network parameters; for example:

auto lo
iface lo inet loopback

iface eth0 inet static
address 192.168.1.5
netmask 255.255.255.0
gateway 192.168.1.1

(B) Modify /etc/resolv.conf and put your DNS settings (if unknown, use Google’s 8.8.8.8); for example:

nameserver 8.8.8.8

Then reboot or type ifdown eth0 && ifup eth0. IP address will be changed.

Connect to the Raspberry Pi via SSH and use mc -e file as root in order to modify each file.
Of course the Raspberry Pi must make use of an initial (wired) network connection first.

NETWORK: HOW TO USE A WIRELESS (Wi-Fi) ADAPTER

Operating system defaults to Ethernet (cable) DHCP. In order to make use of a Wi-Fi network, follow the steps below.

(A) Use the Raspberry Pi 3 internal Wi-Fi module or plug a Raspberry Pi 1/2 (Raspbian) compatible Wi-Fi USB adapter in. Google for that. If a wlan0 network is available as output of ifconfig -a command, you can begin setting it.

(B) Modify /etc/network/interfaces and put your network parameters; for example, with WPA-PSK and DHCP:

auto lo
iface lo inet loopback

auto wlan0
iface wlan0 inet dhcp
wpa-ssid "YOUR_ESSID"
wpa-psk "YOUR_WPA_PASSWORD"

If you do not know the name of your wireless network, you can find the above ESSID parameter with iwlist scanning command.

Use wireless-essid instead of wpa-ssid and wireless-key instead of wpa-psk directives in case of WEP encryption (deprecated).

Then reboot or type ifdown wlan0 && ifup wlan0. If everything is ok (ifconfig -a), do ifdown eth0.

Connect to the Raspberry Pi via SSH and use mc -e /etc/network/interfaces as root in order to modify the file. Of course the Raspberry Pi must make use of an initial (wired) network connection first.

WTF IS THAT COLOURED SQUARE NEAR THE TOP-RIGHT CORNER?

If you see a coloured square near the top-right corner of the screen, your Raspberry Pi is saying that the power supply you provided is not powerful enough. Just use the official one.

 

OWNCLOUD SERVER & SYNC

UPDATE OWNCLOUD SERVER

  • login as pi user via SSH, then sudo -i;
  • apt-get update && apt-get dist-upgrade

DROPBOX MIRROR

Connect your ownCloud client to Raspberry ownCloud (follow on-screen instructions) and select your Dropbox folder as ownCloud sync folder.

Raspberry Pi on-screen sample instructions:

Wired network:
eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr b8:27:eb:e6:22:84
inet addr:192.168.0.105 Bcast:192.168.0.255 Mask:255.255.255.0
inet6 addr: fe80::76f:7973:b4f4:9186/64 Scope:Link
UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
RX packets:60492 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:182454 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
RX bytes:2863439 (2.7 MiB) TX bytes:277158387 (264.3 MiB)


Filesystem:
Mounting /dev/sda1 on /var/www/owncloud/data/owncloud/files . Ready.


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Configure now your ownCloud desktop client to connect to http://192.168.0.105/owncloud
Login as: owncloud, with password: owncloud

Your ownCloud folder data will be mirrored to the attached USB key or hard drive
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ownCloud client sample configuration: