Raspberry Pi Model B
I still have one of those laying around and while currently unused I came across a few different ways to set it up.
The official OS still supports it, so it can be a viable option.
The alternative operating systems I’d like to experiment with are:
- Alpine Linux, likely in disk less mode. See also this guide and this overlay for an headless setup
- TinyCore Linux
- A system built with Buildroot
GoKrazy, but I need to identify what to run on it.
vm.swappiness to write less data to the SD card. More details
/usr/bin/tvservice –o to disable HDMI. More details
Disable video out. More details
Reduce logging on by configuring
Use write protection in addition to mounting the SD partition as read only.
More tricks to mitigate instability particularly useful the hardware watchdog.
Thanks for reading. Feel free to reach out for any comment or question.