SliTaz Raspberry Pi
Official SliTaz GNU/Linux Raspberry Pi distribution, a small operating system for a small computer! The goal is to provide a fast, minimal footprint and optimized distro for the Raspberry Pi. You can setup a wide range of system types, from servers to desktops and learning platforms. Check out our PiBook to get started with your Raspberry Pi and SliTaz.
SliTaz Raspberry Pi actually provides a text mode base system and a light desktop flavor powered by JWM and the FOX toolkit. Download the tarball, extract, install and boot your Raspberry Pi!
For now the only installation option is to have 3 partitions on the SD card then run the install.sh script from a Linux system. In time we will try to provide a disk image for MS Windows and OSX users.
Raspbian dual boot
Raspbian users can install a debian package built with this shell script. SliTaz will share the Raspbian partition or run in memory only.
SliTaz Raspberry Pi provides a CGI SHell remote control environment with custom plugins. Creating new plugins is a nice way to learn CGI/SHell scripts and Linux commands. SliTaz Raspberry Pi can also be controlled via the cmdline and an encrypted SSH connection.
Finally, you can also control a SliTaz Pi desktop graphically with a VNC viewer. Check out the: PiBook Remote control section for more information.
TazBerry is an Ncurses GUI to configure your SliTaz Raspberry Pi box. It provides a simple menu and lets you edit files with your favorite text editor. TazBerry can be started from the window manger menu or from the cmdline with:
Raspberry Pi server
By default SliTaz Raspberry Pi provides some tiny and low footprint servers and some additional services can be installed via the Spk packages manager. Installed servers are ftpd, httpd, tftpd, ntpd, udhcpd and the Dropbear SSH server. MPD, the best audio server is also on the mirror.
A really nice thing with the Raspberry Pi is all the cheap expansion boards you can get to add new functions such as controlling leds, motors, temperature sensors, etc. Here is a list of breakout boards officially tested and supported by SliTaz Raspberry Pi:
- Pi Camera - Pi NoIR
- PiGlow from Pimorini
- PiFace Digital
- Pibrella via our custom pibrella utility and WiringPi
- PiBorg with Python support and our piborg utility
- PiTFT with our pitft-setup script
The Raspberry Pi has a lot of specifications. SliTaz ARM provides 'sat-rpi' to build custom SliTaz Rpi distro images ready to boot. A quickstart guide is in the SliTaz Raspberry Pi repository: