MINIBIAN (JESSIE) 2015-11-12 is out!


Minibian “Jessie” release is finally here! This new release corrects many important bugs and is now based on the new official Raspbian “Jessie”.
Obviusly the image is compatibile (and tested) with the latest Rpi 2B as with the older B and B+.
You can check here for the new features list, while you can download the compressed image following this link:
I would also like  to thank you for all the valuable suggestions you sent via blog comments!

MD5: b8546c547cdc8030c3d0bf03af707c1f
SHA1: 0ec01c74c5534101684c64346b393dc169ebd1af


125 thoughts on “MINIBIAN (JESSIE) 2015-11-12 is out!

  1. Iim going to try it right now. Thanx, I don’t like the programs wih raspbian 🙂

  2. Love your work, thanks for this new release and looking forward to seeing how many of my requests made it in to the new release 🙂

  3. If I use rpi-update and apt-update/ uapt-upgrade will it automatically update to this version? If not is there any way to update to Jessie without starting from scratch again? Thanks!

  4. Can i update previous Version without lose my config?

  5. It doesn’t work on my RPI2.The green led keeps on (something wrong with the boot)

    I have tested with bmap-tool and dd and doesn’t work. I dunno why ;_;

  6. Befor testing it: Is there a simple way, to get my Edimax 7811 running and connecting to my router or is it far to “mini”, to get there?

  7. Awesome job, thanks much! Would you please consider adding the nano editor to the next release? The vim is too complex for easy edit (to solve the DHCP problem).

    • I will do it…
      Which dhcp problem?

    • Vim is not too complex, it just takes a little time to get used to.

    • Awesome job man, minibian is the right choice in setting up any PI.

      Installed packages of minibian 11-12-2015:

      | Status=Not/Inst/Conf-files/Unpacked/halF-conf/Half-inst/trig-aWait/Trig-pend
      |/ Err?=(none)/Reinst-required (Status,Err: uppercase=bad)
      ||/ Name Version Architecture Description
      ii acl 2.2.52-2 armhf Access control list utilities
      ii adduser 3.113+nmu3 all add and remove users and groups
      ii apt armhf commandline package manager
      ii base-files 8+rpi1 armhf Debian base system miscellaneous fi
      ii base-passwd 3.5.37 armhf Debian base system master password
      ii bash 4.3-11 armhf GNU Bourne Again SHell
      ii bsdmainutils 9.0.6 armhf collection of more utilities from F
      ii bsdutils 1:2.25.2-6 armhf basic utilities from 4.4BSD-Lite
      ii ca-certificates 20141019 all Common CA certificates
      ii coreutils 8.23-4 armhf GNU core utilities
      ii cpio 2.11+dfsg-4. armhf GNU cpio — a program to manage arc
      ii cron 3.0pl1-127+d armhf process scheduling daemon
      ii dash 0.5.7-4 armhf POSIX-compliant shell
      ii debconf 1.5.56 all Debian configuration management sys
      ii debianutils 4.4 armhf Miscellaneous utilities specific to
      ii dialog 1.2-20140911 armhf Displays user-friendly dialog boxes
      ii diffutils 1:3.3-1 armhf File comparison utilities
      ii dmsetup 2:1.02.90-2. armhf Linux Kernel Device Mapper userspac
      ii dpkg 1.17.25 armhf Debian package management system
      ii e2fslibs:armhf 1.42.12-1.1 armhf ext2/ext3/ext4 file system librarie
      ii e2fsprogs 1.42.12-1.1 armhf ext2/ext3/ext4 file system utilitie
      ii fake-hwclock 0.9 all Save/restore system clock on machin
      ii findutils 4.4.2-9 armhf utilities for finding files–find,
      ii fuse 2.9.3-15+deb armhf Filesystem in Userspace
      ii gcc-4.9-base:ar 4.9.2-10 armhf GCC, the GNU Compiler Collection (b
      ii gnupg 1.4.18-7 armhf GNU privacy guard – a free PGP repl
      ii gpgv 1.4.18-7 armhf GNU privacy guard – signature verif
      ii grep 2.20-4.1 armhf GNU grep, egrep and fgrep
      ii groff-base 1.22.2-8 armhf GNU troff text-formatting system (b
      ii gzip 1.6-4 armhf GNU compression utilities
      ii hostname 3.15 armhf utility to set/show the host name o
      ii ifupdown armhf high level tools to configure netwo
      ii init 1.22 armhf System-V-like init utilities – meta
      ii init-system-hel 1.22 all helper tools for all init systems
      rc initramfs-tools 0.120 all generic modular initramfs generator
      ii initscripts 2.88dsf-59 armhf scripts for initializing and shutti
      ii insserv 1.14.0-5 armhf boot sequence organizer using LSB i
      ii iproute2 3.16.0-2 armhf networking and traffic control tool
      ii iputils-ping 3:20121221-5 armhf Tools to test the reachability of n
      ii isc-dhcp-client 4.3.1-6 armhf DHCP client for automatically obtai
      ii isc-dhcp-common 4.3.1-6 armhf common files used by all of the isc
      ii kbd 1.15.5-2 armhf Linux console font and keytable uti
      ii klibc-utils 2.0.4-2+rpi1 armhf small utilities built with klibc fo
      ii kmod 18-3 armhf tools for managing Linux kernel mod
      ii less 458-3 armhf pager program similar to more
      ii libacl1:armhf 2.2.52-2 armhf Access control list shared library
      ii libapt-pkg4.12: armhf package management runtime library
      ii libattr1:armhf 1:2.4.47-2 armhf Extended attribute shared library
      ii libaudit-common 1:2.4-1 all Dynamic library for security auditi
      ii libaudit1:armhf 1:2.4-1 armhf Dynamic library for security auditi
      ii libblkid1:armhf 2.25.2-6 armhf block device id library
      ii libbsd0:armhf 0.7.0-2 armhf utility functions from BSD systems
      ii libbz2-1.0:armh 1.0.6-7 armhf high-quality block-sorting file com
      ii libc-bin 2.19-18+deb8 armhf GNU C Library: Binaries
      ii libc6:armhf 2.19-18+deb8 armhf GNU C Library: Shared libraries
      ii libcap2:armhf 1:2.24-8 armhf POSIX 1003.1e capabilities (library
      ii libcap2-bin 1:2.24-8 armhf POSIX 1003.1e capabilities (utiliti
      ii libcomerr2:armh 1.42.12-1.1 armhf common error description library
      ii libcryptsetup4: 2:1.6.6-5 armhf disk encryption support – shared li
      ii libdb5.3:armhf 5.3.28-9 armhf Berkeley v5.3 Database Libraries [r
      ii libdebconfclien 0.192 armhf Debian Configuration Management Sys
      ii libdevmapper1.0 2:1.02.90-2. armhf Linux Kernel Device Mapper userspac
      ii libdns-export10 1:9.9.5.dfsg armhf Exported DNS Shared Library
      ii libedit2:armhf 3.1-20140620 armhf BSD editline and history libraries
      ii libestr0 0.1.9-1.1 armhf Helper functions for handling strin
      ii libffi6:armhf 3.1-2 armhf Foreign Function Interface library
      ii libfuse2:armhf 2.9.3-15+deb armhf Filesystem in Userspace (library)
      ii libgcc1:armhf 1:4.9.2-10 armhf GCC support library
      ii libgcrypt20:arm 1.6.3-2 armhf LGPL Crypto library – runtime libra
      ii libgdbm3:armhf 1.8.3-13.1 armhf GNU dbm database routines (runtime
      ii libgmp10:armhf 2:6.0.0+dfsg armhf Multiprecision arithmetic library
      ii libgnutls-deb0- 3.3.8-6+deb8 armhf GNU TLS library – main runtime libr
      ii libgnutls-opens 3.3.8-6+deb8 armhf GNU TLS library – OpenSSL wrapper
      ii libgpg-error0:a 1.17-3 armhf library for common error values and
      ii libgssapi-krb5- 1.12.1+dfsg- armhf MIT Kerberos runtime libraries – kr
      ii libhogweed2:arm 2.7.1-5 armhf low level cryptographic library (pu
      ii libicu52:armhf 52.1-8+deb8u armhf International Components for Unicod
      ii libidn11:armhf 1.29-1 armhf GNU Libidn library, implementation
      ii libirs-export91 1:9.9.5.dfsg armhf Exported IRS Shared Library
      ii libisc-export95 1:9.9.5.dfsg armhf Exported ISC Shared Library
      ii libisccfg-expor 1:9.9.5.dfsg armhf Exported ISC CFG Shared Library
      ii libjson-c2:armh 0.11-4 armhf JSON manipulation library – shared
      ii libk5crypto3:ar 1.12.1+dfsg- armhf MIT Kerberos runtime libraries – Cr
      ii libkeyutils1:ar 1.5.9-5 armhf Linux Key Management Utilities (lib
      ii libklibc 2.0.4-2+rpi1 armhf minimal libc subset for use with in
      ii libkmod2:armhf 18-3 armhf libkmod shared library
      ii libkrb5-3:armhf 1.12.1+dfsg- armhf MIT Kerberos runtime libraries
      ii libkrb5support0 1.12.1+dfsg- armhf MIT Kerberos runtime libraries – Su
      ii liblogging-stdl 1.0.4-1 armhf easy to use and lightweight logging
      ii liblognorm1:arm 1.0.1-3 armhf Log normalizing library
      ii liblzma5:armhf 5.1.1alpha+2 armhf XZ-format compression library
      ii libmount1:armhf 2.25.2-6 armhf device mounting library
      ii libncurses5:arm 5.9+20140913 armhf shared libraries for terminal handl
      ii libncursesw5:ar 5.9+20140913 armhf shared libraries for terminal handl
      ii libnettle4:armh 2.7.1-5 armhf low level cryptographic library (sy
      ii libopts25:armhf 1:5.18.4-3 armhf automated option processing library
      ii libp11-kit0:arm 0.20.7-1 armhf Library for loading and coordinatin
      ii libpam-modules: 1.1.8-3.1 armhf Pluggable Authentication Modules fo
      ii libpam-modules- 1.1.8-3.1 armhf Pluggable Authentication Modules fo
      ii libpam-runtime 1.1.8-3.1 all Runtime support for the PAM library
      ii libpam0g:armhf 1.1.8-3.1 armhf Pluggable Authentication Modules li
      ii libpcre3:armhf 2:8.35-3.3 armhf Perl 5 Compatible Regular Expressio
      ii libpipeline1:ar 1.4.0-1 armhf pipeline manipulation library
      ii libprocps3:armh 2:3.3.9-9 armhf library for accessing process infor
      ii libpsl0:armhf 0.5.1-1 armhf Library for Public Suffix List (sha
      ii libraspberrypi- 1.20150923-1 armhf Miscellaneous Raspberry Pi utilitie
      ii libraspberrypi0 1.20150923-1 armhf EGL/GLES/OpenVG/etc. libraries for
      ii libreadline6:ar 6.3-8 armhf GNU readline and history libraries,
      ii libselinux1:arm 2.3-2 armhf SELinux runtime shared libraries
      ii libsemanage-com 2.3-1 all Common files for SELinux policy man
      ii libsemanage1:ar 2.3-1 armhf SELinux policy management library
      ii libsepol1:armhf 2.3-2 armhf SELinux library for manipulating bi
      ii libslang2:armhf 2.3.0-2 armhf S-Lang programming library – runtim
      ii libsmartcols1:a 2.25.2-6 armhf smart column output alignment libra
      ii libss2:armhf 1.42.12-1.1 armhf command-line interface parsing libr
      ii libssl1.0.0:arm 1.0.1k-3+deb armhf Secure Sockets Layer toolkit – shar
      ii libstdc++6:armh 4.9.2-10 armhf GNU Standard C++ Library v3
      ii libsystemd0:arm 215-17+deb8u armhf systemd utility library
      ii libtasn1-6:armh 4.2-3+deb8u1 armhf Manage ASN.1 structures (runtime)
      ii libtinfo5:armhf 5.9+20140913 armhf shared low-level terminfo library f
      ii libudev1:armhf 215-17+deb8u armhf libudev shared library
      ii libusb-0.1-4:ar 2:0.1.12-25 armhf userspace USB programming library
      ii libustr-1.0-1:a 1.0.4-3 armhf Micro string library: shared librar
      ii libuuid-perl 0.05-1+b1 armhf Perl extension for using UUID inter
      ii libuuid1:armhf 2.25.2-6 armhf Universally Unique ID library
      ii libwrap0:armhf 7.6.q-25 armhf Wietse Venema’s TCP wrappers librar
      ii linux-base 3.5 all Linux image base package
      rc linux-image-3.1 3.18.5-1~exp armhf Linux 3.18 for RaspberryPI2
      ii locales 2.19-18+deb8 all GNU C Library: National Language (l
      ii login 1:4.2-3 armhf system login tools
      ii lsb-base 4.1+Debian13 all Linux Standard Base 4.1 init script
      ii man-db armhf on-line manual pager
      ii mawk 1.3.3-17 armhf a pattern scanning and text process
      ii mount 2.25.2-6 armhf Tools for mounting and manipulating
      ii multiarch-suppo 2.19-18+deb8 armhf Transitional package to ensure mult
      ii ncurses-base 5.9+20140913 all basic terminal type definitions
      ii ncurses-bin 5.9+20140913 armhf terminal-related programs and man p
      ii net-tools 1.60-26 armhf NET-3 networking toolkit
      ii netbase 5.3 all Basic TCP/IP networking system
      ii ntp 1:4.2.6.p5+d armhf Network Time Protocol daemon and ut
      ii openssh-client 1:6.7p1-5 armhf secure shell (SSH) client, for secu
      ii openssh-server 1:6.7p1-5 armhf secure shell (SSH) server, for secu
      ii openssh-sftp-se 1:6.7p1-5 armhf secure shell (SSH) sftp server modu
      ii openssl 1.0.1k-3+deb armhf Secure Sockets Layer toolkit – cryp
      ii passwd 1:4.2-3 armhf change and administer password and
      ii perl-base 5.20.2-3+deb armhf minimal Perl system
      ii procps 2:3.3.9-9 armhf /proc file system utilities
      ii raspberrypi-boo 1.20150923-1 armhf Raspberry Pi bootloader
      ii raspbian-archiv 20120528.2 all GnuPG archive keys of the raspbian
      ii readline-common 6.3-8 all GNU readline and history libraries,
      ii rsyslog 8.4.2-1+deb8 armhf reliable system and kernel logging
      ii sed 4.2.2-4 armhf The GNU sed stream editor
      ii sensible-utils 0.0.9 all Utilities for sensible alternative
      ii startpar 0.59-3 armhf run processes in parallel and multi
      ii systemd 215-17+deb8u armhf system and service manager
      ii systemd-sysv 215-17+deb8u armhf system and service manager – SysV l
      ii sysv-rc 2.88dsf-59 all System-V-like runlevel change mecha
      ii sysvinit-utils 2.88dsf-59 armhf System-V-like utilities
      ii tar 1.27.1-2 armhf GNU version of the tar archiving ut
      ii tzdata 2015f-0+deb8 all time zone and daylight-saving time
      ii udev 215-17+deb8u armhf /dev/ and hotplug management daemon
      ii util-linux 2.25.2-6 armhf Miscellaneous system utilities
      ii vim-common 2:7.4.488-7 armhf Vi IMproved – Common files
      ii vim-tiny 2:7.4.488-7 armhf Vi IMproved – enhanced vi editor –
      ii wget 1.16-1 armhf retrieves files from the web
      ii zlib1g:armhf 1:1.2.8.dfsg armhf compression library – runtime

  8. Just wanted to confirm it working on a Raspi B+ V1.2
    Had some problems with the unified Logitech keyboard (K400r), but after apt-get update, installing raspi-config and setting up a pi user via ssh (so i can use pi-hole), it worked after rebooting. Thank you for the nice rom

  9. As written by Anonymous at November 13, 2015 6:30 pm
    It doesn’t boot headless on my RPI2.
    I wrote the image with dd to the SD after checking succesfuly the md5sum .
    What can I do ???
    thx in advance


    • PS: I have a RPi 2 Modell B V1.1

      • Hi there,
        i tested my SD-Card from a B+ v1.2 on the same model you have: RPi 2 B V1.1 and it booted properly.
        Tried another SD-Card?

      • I tryed another SD Card -> does not work.
        Output to screen do not work

        Any other idea ?

      • the unzipped file contains: 2015-11-12-jessie-minibian.img

        MD5: 327c1e66d1ebb2be1465849513b12ca8
        SHA1: a9458ab6701b20ebfd24313ada195d85001b0ff7
        SHA256: 6d1c845dbd3921507220cb278a89d693607d74672c0beb9b3e0be98a129050ed

    • I had exactly the same problem (flashing the SD under OSX). I eventually had success, when unarchiving the downloaded tgz with -xzvf parameters AND following the alternate command line install described here (should work for Linux in a similar way):

      Make sure you “format” your SD card using the partitioning command described there before using dd to write the image to the SD card. Keep close to the steps described there otherwise. In particular you should address the device (eg. /dev/rdisk5), not the partition on it.

      Hope that helps.

  10. i’m trying update the firmware with
    it’s end up with error, i forgot to capture the error message. eerr… its said that downloaded file is 0Mb bla bla.. 🙂
    is it normal? just because nothing being update?
    i’m using minibian ‘whezzy’ and nothing wrong when i run rpi-update

  11. Great work, thank you! Only thing i want to know how to enable wifi. For example iwconfig utility not exists and wifi adapter TP-link TLWN722N not recognized. I need it working to setup wifi router.

  12. Does it have support for Compute Module?

  13. Hello,

    Is there a way to make it works with hyperion and a lightberry kit ?


  14. Hello,
    i hope you like my german translation about your article on my blog. If you don’t want it, please contact me on my mail-adress. Keep up the good work on MINIBIAN.
    Greetings from germany

  15. Wouldn’t it make sense to switch ext4 to f2fs for root filesystem? f2fs has better performance on flash cards. It is supported since kernel v3.8.

  16. It’s awesome to see people like you dedicate so much of their skills and talents to an open source community like this. You are the type of person who keeps the open source world alive. Thanks for everything you do.

  17. Hi how can I reproduce the steps you took to make similar image? Can I get your configurations

  18. Hello,

    I’ve always used the noobs installation, so I’m not used to install an img file. I’d like to try this minibian, is there any tutorial to install it?


    • It’s as easy as THIS:
      1) Install on your Windows-PC 3 tiny softwares: 7Zip, sdFormatter and win32DiskImager.
      2) Download Minibian.
      3) Unpack the GZ-File, using 7Zip. The file you get has to be unpacked once more (=unpacking the TAR-File). If doing correctly, you geht a file xxxxx.img.
      4) Format your sd-card with sdFormater (second option=ON), and then write the img-file onto sd-card with win32DiskImager (the programm explains itself).

      Point 4) is always the same to get any image-file onto the sd-card. Thus you can use/explore many systems.

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  20. Hello there. Installed fine on my RPI2. I wish to run this with JAVA but that and its dependencies alone take up all the storage available.. Can i somehow expand the size? After fresh install /dev/root has only 223mb free space.. Can i expand this partition somehow ?

  21. can anyone give a quick guide to Manuel resizeing of the SD? the one referred under setup isn’t right anymore

    • I dont have one, but I want to say, this would be great.
      Moreover I want to add (which someone has done before) that VI isn’t a usable editor and wlan integration is a must have.
      I DO agree, that minibian is a great thing, and we do have to bend down, seeing what someone has done to acchieve this. Nevertheless one can make suggestions of improvement.

      • I always accept suggestion, but as i wrote in many posts, minibian is MINIMAL… If i would add nano, wlan supporto, sd-resizing scripts, and something else, it would be no more minimal.
        All problems must be resolved installing some package… For nano you just have to write “apt-get install nano”, for wifi i posted a new “how to”…

      • I DO agree with many things you say, and above all, your minibian is a great thing. AND THANK YOU FOR IT.
        ONE suggestion, however, is substantial: I DO think, you should not only creat a minimal OS, but ALSO an OS, which is out of the box usable for most users.
        So, what do users need? They need an editor, which is simple to use. Vi isn’t. Ok “apt-get install nano” is not a miracle.
        Built-in wifi would also be very useful. Ok, your “how to”, which I just found, is great, and realtek is most common.
        In my opinion, minibian should be a little bit less minimal, but instead have those packages, which are needed by most users. Therefore, in my opinion, nano and wifi are essential. Not to have it out of the box, could mean, that many users will skip minibian.
        I only see one more “package”, which would be of common interest: A useable browser.
        I tried lynx, but this isn’t really an alternative.
        How about offering TWO minibians? One which is minimal as possible, and one having nano, realtek-wifi and a browser out of the box.

      • Dear Snamap,
        i understand your point of view, but i will not change mine, and i will try to explain you why.
        The main purpose of minibian is to be minimal, not for philosphic reason, but because a minimal distribution didn’t exist. What minbian offers is a starting point, and is not intended to work “as it is”.
        So the indented user target, is not the “courios” user that want to play with a very small and economic computer, but for makers, programmers, engineers who want a reliable solutions for their project.
        Every unused package preinstalled is a uselss bloatware, even wifi if not used, and in many of this project wifi would be never enabled (wifi network is not as reliable as cabled).
        So as i wrote, minibian is a starting point for different uses and project. Maybe you want to build a NAS server, or a music player, or a Christmas light controller, or a solar panel monitor, or all this things togheter, but ervery solution need different additional packages: maybe one wants to build controller with Bluetooth and never mind about wifi, or viceversa… So when doing this image i tried to do a compromise between really minimal (like arch-linux) and a well known easy to use 100% comptabile distribution like debian/raspbian, without install additional packages.
        As you have seen in my guides, installing those usefull (for somone) packages, require very few steps, very few time, and you have to do it just the 1st time you start your minbian, so i think it worth.
        I can understand some one can find faster and easier to find wifi, nano, lynx, avahi and many other packages preinstalled, but everyone have different needs, so i can’t do a so big compromise in front of a minority of users. They are free to choose a different image, there is no problem, and i can’t do two different minibian images: it would create confusion, and it will make people to ask for more images more packages and so…
        I hope to have done a good work, and i’m not insensitive to suggestions, i did many from previous versions but I can not disappoint thousands of users , due to the demands of a few, this is my thought: really I do not think it will be a problem to add some of this packages later.
        So i thank anyway for your comments, and i look forware to receive new comments and suggestions!
        Thanx to all!

      • I do see your point of view, and I agree.
        Your starting point is a minimal-distribution, so that anybody can start to develope a project, without having packages he doesn’t need.
        Maybe you can make some HOW-TOs, as you already did, to be downloaded somewhere, to give users, not having so much linux-knowledge, the possibility to add, what is necessary, to get what they need for daily purpose.
        This would give the opportunity, to use minibian not only for specialists. The questions/comments, which you are asked, show, in my opinion, that there is a group of users, who just want to use minibian, for “normal” purposes.

  22. Got the installation. Logged in via SSH, but weirdly the root login is unaware of sudo nano etc.. and although apt-get update worked without errors, I am unable to install nano etc.

    So running the following command gives me 2313:
    apt-cache dump | grep “^Package” | sort | uniq | wc -l

    However, running something simple as this fails:
    root@minibian:~# apt-get install nano
    Reading package lists… Done
    Building dependency tree
    Reading state information… Done
    E: Unable to locate package nano

    or even this:

    root@minibian:~# apt-get install python
    Reading package lists… Done
    Building dependency tree
    Reading state information… Done
    Package python is not available, but is referred to by another package.
    This may mean that the package is missing, has been obsoleted, or
    is only available from another source

    E: Package ‘python’ has no installation candidate

    Am I missing something very very obvious here?

    • apt-get update
      apt-get install nano

      worked for me. root does not seem to need sudo over here. try to create a user to login with instead. don’t forget to change root password with: passwd

      adduser pi

      then login, sudo apt-get update
      sudo apt-get install nano

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  24. Are you able to put up a list of what package are installed for our reference or the procedure of how you did this? Love the work.

  25. Thanks a lot good job !

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  29. Excellent work, Luca! This thing is FAST! 🙂
    Thanks a lot! !!!!!

  30. login does not work!? (the one from the FAQ)

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  32. Hello and first of all thank you for the release. I am having a small problem though. It seems to me that the sd card is read only. And when I say read only I mean it acts as if I am using a program that allows me to see a snapshot of the sd card and what ever changes I do (edit files create new ones etc) after a hard reboot they are lost (switch the pi off and on). HOWEVER if I reboot the pi normally with the reboot command the changes are updated… Any help is appreciated.

    • So more info.
      Original /boot/cmdline.txt:
      dwc_otg.lpm_enable=0 console=tty1 elevator=deadline root=/dev/mmcblk0p2 rw rootfstype=ext4 rootwait
      Original fstab:
      /dev/mmcblk0p2 / ext4 errors=remount-ro,noatime,nodiratime,commit=120 0 1

      Adding rw between root=/dev/mmcblk0p2 and rootfstype=ext4 by it self does nothing

      changing errors=remount-ro to errors=remount-rw gives error:read only filesystem when I try to edit/delete something.

      Making both changes seems to be fixing the problem. And by fixing the problem I mean not rolling back before the hard reset.

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  34. Seems to work fine on a Pi A+. Have a Realtek 8188 USB wifi dongle working as well.

  35. Great work!
    One question: how to disable screen blanking after couple minutes with no activity?

  36. A question. what does zcat /proc/config.gz |grep -i kexec return?
    my bet is no (kexec may be the easiest boot manager for rpi)
    There are caveats,, mount all ro prior for example, a good script, etc

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  38. Hey Luca, thanks a ton for the awesome image!

    I just have one suggestion, unrelated to the actual image itself: Would you consider moving Minibian away from Sourceforge? Sourceforge has recently been plagued by a rash of ads, and now malware, in their file downloads. I actually get warnings from my browser every time I visit.

    Obviously it’s totally up to you, but would you consider moving the project to GitHub, or similar service?

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  44. I don’t quite get it, why is a fresh installation making a big RAM disk:

    root@minibian:~# df -h
    Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on
    /dev/root 705M 470M 185M 72% /
    devtmpfs 237M 0 237M 0% /dev
    tmpfs 242M 0 242M 0% /dev/shm
    tmpfs 242M 4.4M 237M 2% /run
    tmpfs 5.0M 0 5.0M 0% /run/lock
    tmpfs 242M 0 242M 0% /sys/fs/cgroup
    /dev/mmcblk0p1 61M 20M 42M 32% /boot

  45. Update

    I ran the top command, and it showed that more than 300M of RAM was used, but this was after running an apt upgrade.

    For some reason the memory was not released, so after rebooting the RAM consumption according to top fell to a more reasonable 58M.

  46. Do we have a full list of packages installed published somewhere?

  47. I’m going to give this a shot. Hopefully a bit lighter than the normal raspbian. Thanks!

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