Moving a running DietPi system to a USB stick/disk or an onboard eMMC


The Raspberry Pi family typically boots from an SD card plugged to the system. To avoid SD card lifetime issues, these systems can run from an connected USB resp. USB disk stick or – on some Pi derivatives – from an onboard eMMC flash memory. Lifetime issues may occur from the fact that the number of write cycles to SD cards are much lower than to USB sticks/disks or eMMC...

Features of the new DietPi-Dashboard


With DietPi 7.8, DietPi-Dashboard was initially added. This lightweight web dashboard allows you to take advantage of some features offered by your DietPi system, all from your browser. Main features The main features of the DietPi Dashboard are Display the load (CPU, RAM, disk, network) and show a time series line chartDisplay and control the services and running processesInstallation and...

Comparison to other Debian based distributions – Why should you use DietPi?


DietPi startet its history more than 6 years ago and has a successful broadband usage in more than 100,000 active systems. There are a couple of other Debian based distributions where the DietPi team did comparisons to. This article describes these statistics. 1. Comparison overview The comparison data is published on the DietPi statistics page: Navigation on the DietPi statistics page 1.1...

Using Beets with Other Software Titles – Why Should you use DietPi?


Recently, the music organizer Beets was added to DietPi. Using plugins or just the generic music folder, Beets works great with many other optimized software titles. Usage Beets is very simple to use, just run beet import /path/to/music to import music into your library. It will probably ask you some questions about the metadata of the music to make sure it tags it correctly. Adding Plugins...

Decentralized File Hosting on IPFS – Why Should you use DietPi?


Do you have some spare space on a hard drive, and want to help contribute to a decentralized internet? IPFS, the Inter-Planetary File System, can do that! This guide will assume that you already have a working DietPi installation. Topics covered What is IPFS?Installing IPFSInstalling IPFS CompanionAdding a FileAdding an External File What is IPFS? IPFS is a distributed file sharing system, that...

Ad-Blocking with DietPi: Pi-hole vs. AdGuard Home


What to choose? Since DietPi v7.3 we have added AdGuard Home to the options of ad blockers (DNS-Servers). That means you can choose between the options: Pi-holeAdGuard Home Pi-hole AdGuard Home The question now is: Which solution should I choose as my ad blocker? There are many comparisons available in the internet. The majority of them come to the result that one nose ahead is: AdGuard Home...

Pi-Hole & Unbound: How to have ad-free & safer internet in just few minutes


Want to have a better online experience without advertisements and sneaky tracking codes that invade your privacy and monitor your activities? Wouldn’t it be great that kids playing games on the tablet or phone will not see strange ads, and have a better and enjoyable experience? Pi-hole helps you achieve this, being installed once and securing all devices in your home or the organization...

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