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pCP Team 11 September 2021 pCP 8.0.0 Setup • How to

USBImager is a really simple GUI application that writes disk images to SD cards or USB drives. It also can be used to create SD card backups. Available platforms: Windows, MacOSX and Linux. It’s interface is as simple as it gets, totally bloat-free. Step 1 - Insert SD card Insert SD card into PC. Step 2 - Ignore all warnings   Danger Depending on software loaded on your PC, you may be get a series of messages when you plug in your SD card.

Download piCorePlayer

pCP Team 10 July 2021 pCP 8.0.0 Setup • How to

  Info The download process can vary depending on the operating system and web browser used on your computer. Step 1 Go to the piCorePlayer Downloads web page—go to Downloads . Step 2 Click on the piCorePlayer X.X.X - Standard Version link to begin download. Step 3 (optional) Wait for the download to begin—depends on browser. Step 4 (optional) Click on the [Save] or [Save as] button if prompted—depends on browser.

Getting started

pCP Team 10 July 2021 pCP 8.0.0 Setup • How to

This “getting started” will show you how to get a basic player up and running on your Raspberry Pi using piCorePlayer. By default, if you: are using a wired ethernet are using DHCP have an existing and functioning LMS server are using a Raspberry Pi with a Headphones jack, then piCorePlayer will just work through the Headphones jack on the Raspberry Pi without any user setup. It will appear on your Logitech Media Server (LMS) as a Squeezelite player called piCorePlayer.

Burn piCorePlayer onto a SD card

pCP Team 6 September 2021 pCP 8.0.0 Setup • How to

There are many methods of creating a piCorePlayer SD card. For Windows #You can use your favourite method or use one of the following: USBImager Win32 Disk Imager Raspberry Pi Imager For Linux #You can use your favourite method or use one of the following: USBImager - GitLab Using dd command Raspberry Pi Imager For Mac OSX #You can use your favourite method or use one of the following:

Using Win32 Disk Imager

pCP Team 5 November 2020 pCP 6.1.0 Setup • How to

This program is designed to write a raw disk image to a removable device or backup a removable device to a raw image file. It is very useful for embedded development, namely Arm development projects (Android, Ubuntu on Arm, etc). Step 1Insert SD card into PC. Step 2Click [Cancel] if prompted to format disk.   Danger Never format the SD card even if prompted.   Danger Depending on software loaded on your PC, you may be get a series of messages when you plug your SD card in.

Determine your piCorePlayer IP address

pCP Team 18 July 2021 pCP 8.0.0 How to • Setup

Boot console #Step 1Look at the boot console. The IP address will be displayed at the end of the boot process. IP scanner #Step 1Use an IP scanner on your computer. Router #Step 1Check your router to see what IP address has been assigned. DHCP on your router will have assigned an IP address from the defined DHCP range. Check your router manual for instructions. More information # Advanced IP Scanner - Windows nmap - Linux, Mac OS X and Windows

Using dd command

pCP Team 7 November 2020 pCP 6.1.0 Setup • How to

Step 1   Danger Make sure you know what your doing here. dd can write to any device and wipe out your hard disk in a second! Depending on your system, finding the card device can use different tools. Use lsblk or blkid to identify your device. Typically /dev/sd? or /dev/mmcblk?. Run the command before and after inserting SD card. Step 2Using lsblk, type: $ lsblk In this case, the card is located at /dev/sdf.

Edit config.txt

pCP Team 24 July 2020 pCP 5.0.0 Setup • How to

config.txt is found on piCorePlayer’s boot partition /mnt/mmcblk0p1 By default, after booting, the boot partition is unmounted. So to edit config.txt, you must first mount the boot partition, then edit using vi.   Warning You must reboot piCorePlayer after changing config.txt to activate changes. Longhand method—using standard Linux commands #Step 1Access piCorePlayer via ssh—see Access piCoreplayer via ssh . Step 2$ mount /mnt/mmcblk0p1 Step 3$ cd /mnt/mmcblk0p1 Step 4$ vi config.

Access piCorePlayer via ssh

pCP Team 21 May 2022 pCP 5.0.0 Setup • How to

piCorePlayer has ssh active by default. This means you can access piCorePlayer from any computer on the network with an ssh client. From the command line #Step 1 Type ssh user@<IP address> at the command prompt. $ ssh tc@ Step 2 The first time you access the remote computer, type yes to establish host authenticity. The authenticity of host '<IP address> (<IP address>)' can't be established. ECDSA key fingerprint is SHA256:Oj3eagEfJYeltdxRbmNsVmqPDF4SO4m7KmVl8+3KB5A.

Setup Wifi

SBP 6 March 2021 pCP 7.0.0 Setup • How to

This how-to uses the piCorePlayer GUI to create a “standard” Wifi setup. To access the piCorePlayer GUI, it needs to be connected to the LAN using wired ethernet.   Warning If you have added # Maintained by user to the first line of your wpa_supplicant.conf file, the piCorePlayer GUI will completely ignore your configuration file. It can only be maintained by using a text editor. Prerequisites # piCorePlayer has already been successfully setup.

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