Recent project: setting up #pihole on dedicated hardware.
I wasn't happy with the complications that arose from running pihole in #docker on my home server, so I wanted dedicated appliances. I decided to use a #raspi and a PC Engines APU that was my former home router.
#Debian is straight-up HARD to install on something without a graphics card. CentOS makes this easy, but...
so tl;dr the raspi was super easy and straight forward, with raspian shipping on a ready-to-go image, but standard debian installs on serial are a rocky road. I had to find tips from an article dated 2006 to figure out what I was doing wrong in syslinux, since I'm gravely unfamiliar with it.
Also, being generally obsessed with PoE since I got a PoE switch, I bought a raspi PoE splitter so I have one less wall wart on a power bar.
I didn't even know such a thing existed. I was looking at other SBCs that were directly PoE capable when a friend said "Dude just get a spliter with micro USB". Sometimes you miss the trees while looking at the forest.
Yeah I went with raspbian for that, and it was much easier since I didn't have to 'install' it in the traditional way, just dd an SD card and go.
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