Simple way to build a custom Docker-ready Raspberry Pi image

The Raspberry Pi is truly a wondrous little SoC. Even with its limited CPU power, single USB port for I/O, and arguably unappetizing namesake, it’s inspired a rash of creativity that continues four years after its initial debut. They’ve been used to make photogrammetry-based 3D scanners, inefficient Beowulf clusters, and old school arcades. So why not make some custom Docker-ready disk images? This walkthrough makes it pretty easy, although I’m honestly not sure why you’d need it. Still when it comes to a Raspberry Pi, sometimes “why not” is the best reason.

Think. Create. Share. comments:

For this blog post I’d like to show how you can build your own custom Docker-ready Raspberry Pi image.
Why, you ask?

You might want to include some packages that you always manually install.
Or change the standard username from pi or pirate.
Maybe you want to slim down the standard Raspbian distro to the bare minimums needed.

Whatever the reason, I’m here to provide you with a way to do it 🙂

Simple way to build a custom Docker-ready Raspberry Pi image was originally published by Jonas Rosland at Think. Create. Share. on November 11, 2016.

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Stephen Foskett

Stephen Foskett is an active participant in the world of enterprise information technology, currently focusing on enterprise storage, server virtualization, networking, and cloud computing. He organizes the popular Tech Field Day event series for Gestalt IT and runs Foskett Services. A long-time voice in the storage industry, Stephen has authored numerous articles for industry publications, and is a popular presenter at industry events. He can be found online at TechFieldDay.com, blog.FoskettS.net, and on Twitter at @SFoskett.

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