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Raspberry Pi(rate)Box 1.0 is now available for download via BitTorent. See our easy DIY instructions below for details on how to build your own Pi(rate)Box.
PirateBox Raspberry Pi DIY
PirateBox is an anonymous offline mobile file-sharing and communications system built with free software and inexpensive off-the-shelf hardware. You can use it to transform any space into a free and open offline communications and file sharing network. Learn more about PirateBox on our FAQ page!
Stuff You'll Need
2. SD Card
3. USB Wi-Fi Adapter (compatible devices)
4. 5 volt power supply
6. Ethernet cable
7. Computer with ethernet port
8. 5V/USB Battery (optional)
1. First, using a BitTorrent client (Transmission for OS X and Linux) (uTorrent for Windows) on your computer, download a copy of the Raspberry Pi(rate)Box 1.0 image. Note: Please help seed this file for other PirateBox downloaders!
2. Extract the ArchLinuxARM-2014.05-PirateBox*.zip file and follow the Easy Raspberry Pi SD Card Setup instructions to install the image to your SD card: OS X instructions Windows instructions Linux instructions
3. Once you've finished copying the Raspberry Pi(rate)Box image to your SD card, insert it into the Raspberry Pi and connect it via ethernet cable to your home router. Be sure your USB Wi-Fi adapter and FAT32 formatted USB drive are both plugged in (see above for more info on compatible devices)
4. Wait 2-3 minutes for your Pi to fully boot and then open a terminal window (for OS X, go to Applications > Utilities > Terminal; for Windows, install and open PuTTY) and ssh into your PirateBox:
The password is: root
5. Once you've logged in, change your password (to something you'll remember!) by using the password command:
Note: you will be prompted to enter and then confirm your new password.
6. Next you should issue the following command to start your PirateBox:
systemctl start piratebox
7. You should also issue the following command to enable PirateBox to start automatically when you boot your Pi:
systemctl enable piratebox
8. Now remove the ethernet cable from your Pi and disconnect the power. You're now ready to activate the Kareha Image and Discussion Board and the UPnP server. See the Post-Installation instructions below for details.
Once you have installed or upgraded your PirateBox, follow these final steps to activate the Kareha Image and Discussion Board and configure and start the UPnP media server.
1.Power up your PirateBox (make sure it is not connected via ethernet cable) and join the SSID “PirateBox: Share freely” network. Then open a terminal window (for OS X, go to Applications > Utilities > Terminal; for Windows, install and open PuTTY) and ssh into your PirateBox:
2. Activate the Kareha Image and Discussion Board by using the vi text editor (vi cheat sheet) to change the admin username and password (ADMIN_PASS and SECRET):
3. Activate the “timesave functionality” once:
/opt/piratebox/bin/timesave.sh /opt/piratebox/conf/piratebox.conf install
4. Point your browser to http://piratebox.lan/board/kareha.pl for the first initialization.
5. Activate the UPnP Media Server by copying over the config file:
cp /etc/minidlna.conf /etc/minidlna.conf.bkp cp /opt/piratebox/src/linux.example.minidlna.conf /etc/minidlna.conf
Note: Optionally, you can edit the config file (change the display name, etc) with:
6. Finally, start the UPnP Media Server with:
systemctl start minidlna systemctl enable minidlna
Raspberry Pi(rate)Box Pages
Below you will find a listing of all of the RaspberryPI pages on this site.
Raspberry Pi(rate)Box is here!
Our Raspberry Pi(rate)Box 1.0 image is now available for download via BitTorent!
PirateBox is a DIY anonymous offline file-sharing and communications system built with free software and inexpensive off-the-shelf hardware.
PirateBox 1.0 is here!
PirateBox 1.0 has arrived! This version is rebuilt from the ground up and brings added stability and lots of new features.
PirateBox Camp #2!
The annual PirateBox Camp brings together developers, contributors, and users from all over the world. The 2014 PirateBox Camp will be July 12-13 in Lille, France!
PirateBox.cc is now live!
We are very pleased to announce the launch of our new PirateBox website and discussion forum.