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Universal Basic Programs for Image

Posted: Fri Oct 11, 2019 4:23 pm
by scythimus
Hi,

So I was thinking about how long it takes to load Rasbian alone vs an image file with everything on it. I'd like to have a 'universal' image that I put on every RPi I get, just to know that some of the basics are on it. Since I'm new, I don't know what they are.

Which things would you install onto every RPi, just in case you need it and keeping in mind the space req's. :D

Thanks
Josh

PS: I'm mostly using Model 3 B+, and that might be useful to the gurus out there.

Re: Universal Basic Programs for Image

Posted: Fri Oct 11, 2019 6:47 pm
by fruitoftheloom
scythimus wrote:
Fri Oct 11, 2019 4:23 pm
Hi,

So I was thinking about how long it takes to load Rasbian alone vs an image file with everything on it. I'd like to have a 'universal' image that I put on every RPi I get, just to know that some of the basics are on it. Since I'm new, I don't know what they are.

Which things would you install onto every RPi, just in case you need it and keeping in mind the space req's. :D

Thanks
Josh

PS: I'm mostly using Model 3 B+, and that might be useful to the gurus out there.

The RPF offer 3 versions of Raspbian, including release notes:

https://www.raspberrypi.org/downloads/raspbian/

Re: Universal Basic Programs for Image

Posted: Fri Oct 11, 2019 7:39 pm
by B.Goode
I'd like to have a 'universal' image that I put on every RPi I get, just to know that some of the basics are on it. Since I'm new, I don't know what they are.

Why not wait until you are not new any more, then you will know what is needed for your own requirements, which may differ from those of other users.

In the meantime, considering how often (ie. rarely) it has to be done, is the time taken to download and install the Raspberry Pi 'full' image really significant to you?

Re: Universal Basic Programs for Image

Posted: Fri Oct 11, 2019 8:01 pm
by W. H. Heydt
scythimus wrote:
Fri Oct 11, 2019 4:23 pm
Hi,

So I was thinking about how long it takes to load Rasbian alone vs an image file with everything on it. I'd like to have a 'universal' image that I put on every RPi I get, just to know that some of the basics are on it. Since I'm new, I don't know what they are.

Which things would you install onto every RPi, just in case you need it and keeping in mind the space req's. :D

Thanks
Josh

PS: I'm mostly using Model 3 B+, and that might be useful to the gurus out there.
My standard list of things to add to a new Pi is:
putty
units
mplayer
dclock
fortune
gparted
xscreensaver

Optional additions:
gimp
mariaDB
tuxpaint
tuxmath

Your mileage will--undoubtedly--vary.

Re: Universal Basic Programs for Image

Posted: Sat Oct 12, 2019 9:13 pm
by deepo
This article mentions Yocto as a way to tailor Linux contents for your RPi.
https://hackaday.com/2019/08/13/simple- ... a-pi-zero/

/Mogens