Category: Setup


USBImager

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.

Raspberry Squeezie

pCP Team 30 August 2020 pCP 1.16 Projects • Setup

Build a Squeezebox Player using a Raspberry Pi and Squeezelite, using the piCorePlayer image, which comes complete with OS and libraries.   Info Raspberry Squeezie was one of the first tutorials describing how to put a piCorePlayer together. Unfortunately it is no longer available so I found a copy on the WayBack Machine and reproduced it here. I couldn’t find any contact details for the original author so its reproduced without permission.

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 19 August 2020 pCP 5.0.0 Setup • How to

From the command line #Step 1Type ssh user@<IP address> at the command prompt. $ ssh tc@192.168.1.111 Step 2The 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. Are you sure you want to continue connecting (yes/no)? Are you sure you want to continue connecting (yes/no)? yes Step 3Type piCorePlayer’s password when prompted.

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