Install Dietpi on rpi3 b+

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Install Dietpi on rpi3 b+

Post by beduino » Mon May 27, 2019 10:53 pm

Hello, Is it possible to install dietpi in raspberry pi 3 b+ without having an internet connection?

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Re: Install Dietpi on rpi3 b+

Post by MichaIng » Mon Jun 03, 2019 2:41 pm

@beduino
Theoretically yes. In dietpi.txt set CONFIG_BOOT_WAIT_FOR_NETWORK=0.
You will face some errors when the system tries to update itself, doing network time sync etc. When errors prompt on first boot/login about failing internet connection, just hit "cancel"/"exit" to revert to plain console.

But it is not really recommended. I would at least connect it to internet for first run update and setup, also as usually a plain system without any installed software does not have much use? I guess you want to do something specific with it which requires install of additional software/packages? ;)

Two other dietpi.txt settings you should adjust if you finally want to run it without network access:
CONFIG_CHECK_DIETPI_UPDATES=0
CONFIG_NTP_MODE=0

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Re: Install Dietpi on rpi3 b+

Post by beduino » Wed Jun 05, 2019 10:51 pm

Ok, but the image have not all setup to install the system. No problem, thanks for support.

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Re: Install Dietpi on rpi3 b+

Post by MichaIng » Sun Jun 09, 2019 8:26 pm

@beduino
Jep indeed DietPi expects at least on first boot proper network connection. We ship minimal images without any additional software pre-installed (which is kinda one of the main ideas behind DietPi ;)), which means to install anything else you need network.

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