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Raspi-Mobile is designed to run as a Mobile Device together with your Tablet or Laptop, prepared for conditions such as in a Train, Flight, Hotel and so on.
The project has its focus to run as a Streaming Server next to common features like Wireless and Internet-Routing support.

Two major Raspberry/Linux issues are solved:

  • True automatic mounting of USB flush drives
    • Plugin any USB sticks, supporting the filesystems ntfs, vfat and exfat
  • Graceful shutdown
    • This solves the issue of preventing disk damages in case of losing electricity power.
    • No need to login or connecting a keyboard and monitor to shutdown, just plugin the shutdown usb device to initiate a graceful shutdown


  • Easy to setup
  • Supporting the Raspberry4. The project was developed on Debian Buster with the kernel version 5.10.17-v7l+
  • Slim image file download, the image size is less than 2GB
  • Automatic mounting and un-mounting USB flash drives
    • Supported file systems: ntfs,ext32 and vfat
  • Graceful shutdown using a special prepared USB flash drive labeled with RASPI-CLEAN-SHUTDOWN
  • Wireless support, the device has a mangement web to customize WiFi settings like SID and password
  • Routing support together with ethernet connectivity, all interfaces are using DHCP
  • Support OpenVPN
  • Support of common protocols for streaming:
    • SMB/CIFS
    • WebDav
    • SFTP
    • HTTP

Easy Installation[edit]

  • Get the 2GB image here
  • Write the image to a Micro SD Card with the size of equal or better greater than 2GB, there is no limit, use any size of your Micro SD Card
    • To write the Image you may use tools like DiskImager
  • Insert the Micro SD Card to your Raspberry and start it
    • The disk will get automatically expanded to the maximum size during the first boot
      • Optional you may check the disk size by logging in via ssh and then run raspi-config, goto advanced and then expand filesystem, finish and reboot
  • Installation finished

Default Username and Password[edit]

  • Username pi
  • Password raspberry

Hostname and Aliases[edit]

Note: Hostname resolution is only available when connected through WiFi

  • Hostname raspberrypi
  • Aliases
    • raspi
    • raspberry
  • IP (alias to eth0, works even if eth0 is disconnected)


ssh pi@raspi
ssh pi@
  • Become root
sudo -i

Wireless default access[edit]

  • WiFi SID
    • Raspi-Mobile
  • WiFi Passwd
    • raspberry
  • RaspAP Web-Interface

Change the password for the pi user[edit]

Connect using SSH[edit]

Change the Linux Password[edit]

Note: Changing the Linux password will cover sftp too

ssh pi@raspi
  • Type
pi@raspberrypi:~ $ sudo -i
root@raspberrypi:~# passwd pi
New password:
Retype new password:
passwd: password updated successfully

Change the SMB/CIFS Password[edit]

This might need a new windows login after the change

pi@raspberrypi:~ $ sudo -i
root@raspberrypi:~# smbpasswd pi
New SMB password:
Retype new SMB password:

Change the HTTP/WebDav Password[edit]

htpasswd /etc/apache2/.htpasswd pi

Add a new user[edit]

Add a new user to Linux[edit]

This example will add the user admin
Note: Changing the Linux password will cover sftp too

  • Login first
ssh pi@raspi
  • Type
root@raspberrypi:/# adduser admin
Adding user `admin' ...
Adding new group `admin' (1002) ...
Adding new user `admin' (1001) with group `admin' ...
Creating home directory `/home/admin' ...
Copying files from `/etc/skel' ...
New password:
Retype new password:
passwd: password updated successfully
Changing the user information for admin
Enter the new value, or press ENTER for the default
       Full Name []: Raspi Admin
       Room Number []:
       Work Phone []:
       Home Phone []:
       Other []:
Is the information correct? [Y/n] Y
  • Add the new user to the sudo group in order to allow the user to become root
usermod -a -G sudo admin

Add a new user to SMB/CIFS[edit]

pi@raspberrypi:~ $ sudo -i
root@raspberrypi:~# smbpasswd -a admin
New SMB password:
Retype new SMB password:
  • Add the new user to the samba group
usermod -a -G sambagrp admin

Add a new user to HTTP/WebDav[edit]

htpasswd /etc/apache2/.htpasswd admin
New password:
Re-type new password:
Adding password for user admin

Change the WiFi SID and Password[edit]

Gracefull Shutdown[edit]