Debian/Raspberry Pi

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Rishabh Thaney has made builds for Raspberry Pi using Debian;

See also:


Starts at color gender age home view as user "pi", wireless works; showing ad-hoc and wireless Access points.

Home View (F3 key) screenshot:

Screenshot of "Home".png

Does not auto-mount an inserted USB.


This was reproduced on Debian stretch platform which was set up in an schroot shell on Ubuntu.

Setup Schroot

Set up a schroot environment like this:

  • Install the schroot and debootstrap packages,
sudo apt install schroot debootstrap
  • Create the stretch filesystem,
sudo mkdir -p /srv/chroot/stretch
sudo debootstrap stretch /srv/chroot/stretch
  • Make a file /etc/schroot/chroot.d/stretch,
  • Log into your schroot shell from the terminal,
sudo schroot -c stretch

See for alternate methods.

Setup Builder

Setup the builder within the schroot shell like this;

  • Clone the repository
git clone
  • Install dependencies by going through the file and executing the commands described,

Run Builder

  • Change your directory to the cloned repo and run this command to start the building process:

This takes some time as the scripts start downloading and configuring packages to build an image.

  • Once the process is complete in the terminal, navigate to this directory:

to find the image that was built.

Some changes have been made to the original repo: which can be viewed in the commit history.

Adding the automatic login feature

[ Update(24/08/17): Automatic login feature has been made reproducible in the image builder's repo]

  • While the image is building, navigate to the following directory:

and depending on the stage of the build process wait for a folder named 'lightdm' to appear.

  • Then open this file with nano/gedit and with root priviledges:
  • Add/uncomment the following lines and configure them as shown below:
autologin-session = sugar
autologin-user=pi #(change this if you have configured a different user)
autologin-password=raspberry #(change this if you have configured a different password)
  • Save the file and wait for the build process to complete.
  • Boot into your image with this configuration and autologin should work fine.