Platform support beyond the Raspberry Pi

I designed the HSMM-Pi project with the Raspberry Pi in mind. It’s a cost effective, compact and powerful platform. However, there are no specific ties to the Raspberry Pi in particular. You should be able to install it on any Debian-based system.

I’d love to hear from anyone who has installed the HSMM-Pi project on a Ubuntu/Debian system using a device platform other than the Raspberry Pi. I’m interested in the Beaglebone Black and PC platforms in particular. I’ll probably conduct my own tests soon, but figured I’d throw this out in case someone has done it already.

Please comment on this post with your findings. Thanks!

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7 thoughts on “Platform support beyond the Raspberry Pi

  1. You might consider the Wandboard as well – I bought one recently and it rocks. Haven’t installed HSMM-Pi on my Quad yet, but it is running Ubuntu 12.04 nicely (up over two days now). I’m first playing with it in the hopes of mating it with my TS-480SAT to remotely run the radio in the house via wifi and possibly over the Internet later.

    The Quad has a four-core processor, 2 GB of memory, dual microsd slots (one for the boot/root/etc, one for “applications”), Broadcom 2.4 gHz wifi, gigabit Ethernet, HDMI, digital/analog audio line in/out and mic input, a standard USB 2.0 port and another USB OTG port, and a 9-pin serial console port. I’m very impressed with it so far.

    • I wasn’t aware of the Wandboard; looks like a good middle-ground between the Beaglebone/Raspberry Pi and a full-fledged PC. I like that it has built-in audio input & output. I might look to the Wandboard for another project I’m working on. Thanks again for the tip!

      • No problem! The audio out works well so far at least, I haven’t exercised it heavily as I don’t plan to use it much. Just played an MP3 into headphones.

        I forgot, though, it also has optical SP/DIF out. And I’m pretty sure audio over HDMI works as well.

  2. Running HSMM-Pi on an hp Probook laptop computer with Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. Basically followed the Beaglebone Black installation instructions. Works like a charm. I suspect that the OLSRD install altered both the WiFi port (wlan0) and the Ethernet port IP stacks since HSMM-Pi works when plugged in with an ethernet cable.
    Has anyone written an un-install script fo HSMM-Pi?

  3. To make the hsmm-pi website work on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, the only aditional change I did was to alter the hsmm-pi.conf install folder in the install.sh script.

    git diff gave the following data:

    diff –git a/install.sh b/install.sh
    index 8deee7a..fde555d 100755
    — a/install.sh
    +++ b/install.sh
    @@ -32,7 +32,8 @@ sudo apt-get install -y \
    gpsd \
    gpsd-clients \
    libnet-gpsd3-perl \
    – ntp
    + ntp \
    + git

    # Install cakephp with Pear
    sudo pear channel-discover pear.cakephp.org
    @@ -120,7 +121,8 @@ fi
    # enable apache mod-rewrite
    cd /etc/apache2/mods-enabled
    sudo ln -fs ../mods-available/rewrite.load
    -sudo cp ${PROJECT_HOME}/src/etc/apache2/conf.d/hsmm-pi.conf /etc/apache2/conf.d/hsmm-pi.conf
    +sudo cp ${PROJECT_HOME}/src/etc/apache2/conf.d/hsmm-pi.conf /etc/apache2/conf-available/hsmm-pi.conf
    +sudo ln -n /etc/apache2/conf-available/hsmm-pi.conf /etc/apache2/conf-enabled/hsmm-pi.conf
    sudo service apache2 restart

    # Download and build olsrd

    • One question, I seem to have fubared my dns configuration, the MESH laptop cannot access mesh nodes based on dns name, and can only use dhcp anyone have a suggestion?

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