Tuesday, December 10, 2013

"Getting Started with Java SE Embedded on the Raspberry Pi" (by Bill Courington and Gary Collins)

http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/articles/java/raspberrypi-1704896.html by Bill Courington and Gary Collins

It includes a lot of useful Linux tweaks, that you may want to apply apart from installing Java SE anyway.

Resize the SD Card Partitions:
About half the card’s space is unallocated. The biggest chunk of free space follows the /dev/sdb3 partition. To add this space to /dev/sdb2 (the file system), we temporarily delete /dev/sdb3, extend /dev/sdb2, then re-create /dev/sdb3.
I started making use of the "Java SE" label with this article. Should apply it elsewhere as well.

It has a section "Optional Linux Tuning and Tweaking":

  • Set Up Static IP Address
  • Enable Swapping and Optimize File System Access Time
  • Set Time Zone and Locale
  • Set Up a Time Server
  • Set Up an Internet Proxy
  • Remap the Keyboard
  • Update Debian Packages
  • Automatically Start the Graphical User Interface
  • Add a Different Web Browser
  • Enable Sound
Do I really want to swap on the SD card? They discourage it there.

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