Installing a customized Raspbian system with Netinstaller


Netinstaller offers a lean and simple possibility for installing a customized Raspberry Pi. The reward for this work is that netinstaller only installs 178 packages in the server version, instead of the 408 packages with "jessie" Lite (version 27.05.16). Netinstaller also lets you set up multiple systems simultaneously that are similar but not identical.

Netinstaller is best for users who have been around the Rasp Pi for a while and know what they want; otherwise, you're better of sticking with the conventional Raspbian.

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Bernhard Bablock works at Allianz Managed & Operations Services as an SAP HR developer. In his free time, he likes to listen to music, ride his bike, and go hiking. He also likes to delve into all topics having to do with Linux, programming, and small computers. Reach him at

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