Raspberry Pi Home Server – Step 3 : Installation of Moebius

After services and the equipment, We can move on to serious things with the installation of our linux distribution : Moebius.

Raspberry Pi Home Server - Etape 3 : Installation de Moebius

All installation instructions are based on those from the official site, that you can find here. For many of you, You surely understand already all the process. In doubt, I gives the steps. I have done everything on Mac OS. And no need to keyboard and screen in the next steps and posts about this project.

So let's start with the preparation of the SD card on the computer, Raspberry Pi is not used at the moment :

  1. Download the latest version of the image here. At the time of the drafting of article the stable version is the 1.0.1.
  2. Unzip the file
    tar - zxvf moebius.minimal.image.1.0.1.tar.gz
  3. Insert the card into the reader
  4. Type the command Mount to identify the device used by the system for our map.

    Raspberry Pi Home Server - Résultat de la commande mount

    Output of the mount command. Here/dev/disk1

  5. Need to eject the card but without clicking the eject icon. It can still be able to use the device but it is no longer visible
    sudo diskutil unmount/dev/disk1s1
  6. We will write the image to Moebius on our SD card. For this we'll use the command DD and by replacing Disk1 by rdisk1
    sudo dd bs = 1 M if=./moebius.minimal.image.1.0.1 of = / dev/rdisk1
    (In Mac OS, replace 1 M by 1 m)
  7. After a few minutes, the image is ready ! The card can be ejected …
    sudo diskutil eject/dev/rdisk1
  8. … and inserted into Raspberry Pi !So here it goes the first step is completed ! We have a system almost ready because it must still configure and update.
  9. Connect your Raspberry Pi on the network and with the power supply. Wait a few minutes before proceeding to the step 10.
  10. Login SSH to the machine (Home with the user root. Password of user root is raspi.
    SSH root@

    Premier écran au démarrage de Moebius

    First screen on startup of Moebius

  11. First thing to do, was to extend the primary partition at least the size of our SD card. For this, just choose the first option AutoResize then Continues and let the system. The operation takes place in two time, le second retaillant la partition mais n’empêche en rien de se connecter pour bidouiller 😉

    Première étape de configuration

    First stage of configuration

  12. In the end after some time, our partition is ready. You can restart raspi-config to adjust certain parameters such as the time zone for example. Do not change the RAM/GPU distribution.Next update !
  13. To update the list of packages
    apt-get update
  14. Download the update script RPI-update who will settle in /usr/bin
    wget http://Goo.GL/1BOfJ o/usr/bin/rpi-update && chmod   x/usr/bin/rpi-update
  15. You can now run the script RPI-update
    apt - get install git-core rpi-update
  16. Don't step on reboot. Edit the file /boot/config.txt adding the following line at the beginning or end of the file
    gpu_mem = 16
  17. Restart the Raspberry with the command reboot

And this is ! The result is a Raspberry ready ft, ultra light. The 28 M of RAM evidence occupied and 835 M of disk space !

Mémoire et espace disque après l'installation de Moebius

Memory and disk after the installation of Moebius space

In the next post the nitty-gritty will be able to start ! 🙂

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