Raspberry Pi · rpix86

Run DOS on the Raspberry Pi – Use rpix86 to turn your Pi into a 1980s super-computer.


This tutorial is not intended for absolute beginners. It requires the use of the Raspian terminal commands which is text-based, so expect some Linux skills. Please feel free to jump straight to the 'DOS on the Pi' if you have no interest in a computer history lesson. What is DOS? DOS was a semi-open standard that… Continue reading Run DOS on the Raspberry Pi – Use rpix86 to turn your Pi into a 1980s super-computer.

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Linux · Raspberry Pi

Use USB hard disk & flash drives with your Raspberry Pi


Updated: January 2018 added a how-to on the exFat file system and USB drive location. November 2017 to change the reference of OS X to macOS and mention the APFS. This article was meant to be a brief piece on how to mount an external USB drive, but it quickly spiralled out when I started… Continue reading Use USB hard disk & flash drives with your Raspberry Pi

Linux · Raspberry Pi

Using a Point-to-Point Tunnelling Protocol, Virtual Private Network (PPTP VPN) client on a Raspberry Pi


Why use a VPN? VPN or a Virtual Private Network is a common way of securing an Internet connection using encryption. Basically a VPN sets a trusted, designated server on the Internet to act as a man in the middle. As a VPN client, all your web traffic gets encrypted and directed to this designated… Continue reading Using a Point-to-Point Tunnelling Protocol, Virtual Private Network (PPTP VPN) client on a Raspberry Pi