Portable Logitech Media Server again

Last Updated or created 2022-05-28

See post: https://www.henriaanstoot.nl/2014/04/10/portable-squeeze-server/

In the past i’ve used a home build Logitech Squeezebox server (as it was called then), Picore player and tried volumio.
Picore player has been sitting in my livingroom for ages, but was converted to a Node-Red Dashboard and recently Home Assistant Dashboard. (Has been a dasticz daskboard also)

Today i build another version, smaller and with a screen.
Why? .. because of being ‘offline’ or ‘offgrid’ on our holidays.
The car we are driving only has a Aux input.

Most of the installation is as mentioned on:

I edited  /opt/bootsync.sh
to get /dev/sda1 mounted persistent
use pcp br after editing.

Default user/pass : tc piCore

Controlling the thing is via touch or a app on my phone using wifi hotspot.

  • Audio cable 3.5mm
  • Raspberry 3
  • Large usb thumbdrive
  • 3.5inch RPi Display – 480×320 Pixel – XPT2046 Touch Controller
  • car cigarette lighter adapter for power

PiCore uses below alliases

ceChange directory to /mnt/mmcblk0p2/tce
ceoChange directory to /mnt/mmcblk0p2/tce/optional
m1Mount the boot partition /mnt/mmcblk0p1
m2Mount the second partition /mnt/mmcblk0p2
c1Change directory to /mnt/mmcblk0p1
c2Change directory to /mnt/mmcblk0p2
vicfgEdit configuration file config.txt using vi
vicmdEdit boot file cmdline.txt using vi
u1Unmount the boot partition /mnt/mmcblk0p1
u2Unmount the second partition /mnt/mmcblk0p2

Shutting down piCore is done by cutting the power, due to everything being mounted readonly. EXEPT
When you are using LMS server installation, which uses a database.
But there is a tweak for a shutdown button.

I’m using GPIO 16 because i’ve got a screen connected.
Active LOW, means you have to connect a pushbutton/switch between GND and GPIO pin. (nearest Vcc OR Gnd)