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...
Debian required me to fiddle with syslinux AND grub, in the installer and installed system respectively, to get a functional system on a serial console. Why?!
At least I now have two functional pihole hosts, but that was far harder than it had to be. A few extra options enabled in the installer and grub would have saved me hours of research and trial & error.
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.
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