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Slim distro for media server with least battery consumption

Posted: Thu Jul 26, 2018 8:29 am
by prashantkamdar
Hello wonderful people,

I want to create a portable media server using Raspberry Pi Zero W running on LiPo battery.
Steps will include installing minidlna, dhcp server, hostapd.

I have fair knowledge of these things and can hack around to get this working on Raspbian Stretch LITE.

My question is- would there be a better, slimmer OS that I can install to achieve the same thing?
Obviously this will be headless.
Since this will be runninng on batteries, I want to maximise the uptime this can deliver.

I am aware that the running time is not dependent on the OS itself, but all the computation it does in the foreground/background.
Hence, I am looking for something which is minimal but also not a pain to setup with all the installables I need.

I've worked with Alpine linux and Tiny Core linux on some of my servers, but I don't know whether they will be able to be up & running for all the installables I need.

Re: Slim distro for media server with least battery consumption

Posted: Fri Jul 27, 2018 8:40 am
by Man in a van
prashantkamdar wrote:
Thu Jul 26, 2018 8:29 am
and Tiny Core linux on some of my servers, but I don't know whether they will be able to be up & running for all the installables I need.
Look at piCorePlayer which runs on Tiny Core


ronnie

Re: Slim distro for media server with least battery consumption

Posted: Fri Jul 27, 2018 8:26 pm
by Man in a van