Raspberry Pi gets an Industrial Perennial Environment
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IPE – Industrial Perennial Environment from NutCom Services is a special blackout-proof flavour of Raspbian– a Debian-based Linux Distribution for the Raspberry PI. It is of course free (considered GPL).
Its aim is to provide a solid OS for using in environments where blackouts are common. IPE achieves its goal by using a full read-only file system with slightly modified tools.
IPE will fit on a 1GB SD card, or can be automatically expanded to use any size. Use the “firstboot” command to automatically expand to the size of the SD card, and do some basic configuration. Also, use “ipe-rw” and “ipe-ro” to switch the root file system to writeable or read-only mode.
You can download IPE on the Downloads page of the NutCom website.
The default root password for IPE is “root”.
To write the unzipped .IMG file to the SD card, use dd or Win32DiskImager.
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