I have been using DietPi for a while now, but have only just registered.
I have a Raspberry Pi 3, and my aim is to have a nice set up, with a few custom scripts/configurations set up. But also to be able to rebuild from scratch automatically.
To do that I use dietpi.txt and an auto script on installation, and after a bit of testing I have a few questions.
- I was using “AUTO_SETUP_LOCALE=n_US” in dietpi.txt, not sure why I used that value (something to do with Plex), but I think it was wrong and caused some Locale issues. I have updated the Locale manually and update the script to use “AUTO_SETUP_LOCALE=en_GB.UTF-8” which I will try next time I install. My first question however is, it takes so long to run the initial install, like 30-45mins. This only includes installing (Minidnla, transmission, openvpn). Is there a way to speed this up? Is it a network issue, could I do an offline install somehow?
For now, I’ve decided to do a basic install with almost no config, then take an image, and just back up from it, rather than a fresh install, while I am testing.
I’m not sure if it is related to the locale issue, but in this latest version I’ve noticed two things. When I SSH, i am not using bash as default. Is that new? Or had I maybe customised that previously?
Also the dietpi-* scripts are not working unless i am in the /Dietpi/dietpi folder. and run them with “sudo ./dietpi-software” as an example’
Not sure if related by on first install my auto script creates a new user:
useradd -m -p abcd1234 gumbootboy
usermod -a -G sudo gumbootboy
Any help or points in the right direction would be great.
I’ll keep testing.