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  • Raspberry Pi SBBS

    From Raven@VERT to All on Thu Jan 22 06:25:53 2015
    Hi all,

    I am the sysop of mickybay.com bbs
    sadly the house was struck by lightning last night and has blown quite alot of our electrics including the PC with the BBS on.

    The hard drive with all the files on is ok but most of the pc is done.

    I have a Raspberry Pi & the newer Banana Pi lying about.
    Will these little ARM units work with the SBBS software?

    Is there a image I can use to setup the BBS again?
    I dont know Linux and have only ever used the desktop version of the raspberry pi software

    Can anyone give me some advice

    Manny thanks

    Raven.

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  • From Digital Man@VERT to Raven on Thu Jan 22 14:58:04 2015
    Re: Raspberry Pi SBBS
    By: Raven to All on Thu Jan 22 2015 06:25 am

    Hi all,

    I am the sysop of mickybay.com bbs
    sadly the house was struck by lightning last night and has blown quite alot of our electrics including the PC with the BBS on.

    The hard drive with all the files on is ok but most of the pc is done.

    I have a Raspberry Pi & the newer Banana Pi lying about.
    Will these little ARM units work with the SBBS software?

    There are multiple folks that have successfully built and run Synchronet on pi's and like devices.

    Is there a image I can use to setup the BBS again?

    Start here: http://wiki.synchro.net/install:nix

    I dont know Linux and have only ever used the desktop version of the raspberry pi software

    Then you might have some struggles at first, but if you stick with it, you'll get it and learn some valuable skills in the process.

    digital man

    Synchronet "Real Fact" #29:
    The COM I/O routines for Synchronet for DOS were written in ASM by Steve Deppe. Norco, CA WX: 70.4°F, 11.0% humidity, 11 mph SW wind, 0.00 inches rain/24hrs

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  • From Raven@VERT/MICKYBAY to Digital Man on Fri Jan 23 18:35:00 2015
    Hey thanks :)

    Ill give it a go...
    I got my windows PC running "again"
    but it would be nice to cut down on the electric costs :)

    Thanks again for the help



    Raven , Mickybay.com



    Re: Raspberry Pi SBBS
    By: Raven to All on Thu Jan 22 2015 06:25 am

    Hi all,

    I am the sysop of mickybay.com bbs
    sadly the house was struck by lightning last night and has blown quite
    alot
    of our electrics including the PC with the BBS on.

    The hard drive with all the files on is ok but most of the pc is done.

    I have a Raspberry Pi & the newer Banana Pi lying about.
    Will these little ARM units work with the SBBS software?

    There are multiple folks that have successfully built and run Synchronet on pi's and like devices.

    Is there a image I can use to setup the BBS again?

    Start here: http://wiki.synchro.net/install:nix

    I dont know Linux and have only ever used the desktop version of the raspberry pi software

    Then you might have some struggles at first, but if you stick with it,
    you'll
    get it and learn some valuable skills in the process.

    digital man

    Synchronet "Real Fact" #29:
    The COM I/O routines for Synchronet for DOS were written in ASM by Steve Deppe.
    Norco, CA WX: 70.4°F, 11.0% humidity, 11 mph SW wind, 0.00 inches rain/24hrs

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    ■ Synchronet ■ Vertrauen ■ Home of Synchronet ■ telnet://vert.synchro.net

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  • From Lab Rat@VERT/TOXIC to Raven on Sun Jan 25 14:45:11 2015
    Re: Re: Raspberry Pi SBBS
    By: Raven to Digital Man on Fri Jan 23 2015 18:35:00

    Ill give it a go...
    I got my windows PC running "again"
    but it would be nice to cut down on the electric costs :)

    What DM said. Anything could cannot figure out how to do in Linux is just a Google search away. I guarantee you're never more than one minute away from executing a command that will do anything you can imagine.

    The biggest problem I had was learning the file system, permissions etc. It's very different from Windows, but it comes with time. Persist and it won't be long before you're wondering why you ever ran SBBS under Windows!

    Lab Rat.


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