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I am new to the whole linux and raspberry pi thing. I just bought a Raspberry Pi 3+ to try things out.

I have burned an image of dietpi to configure owncloud. I am lost when it comes to creating a database from scratch on an external HDD.

I watched several videos on setting up the cloud server but none are as detailed a beginner can follow. After installing dietpie i can get to the webpage of owncloud but it seems like there needs to be a database setup which is what i cannot setup.

Can anybody please provide or direct me to set this up.

  • Using DietPi as entry to linux is the hard way to learn it ;-). You may consider to use the official operating system Raspbian. It has many very good tutorials from the Raspberry Pi Foundation. – Ingo Jan 29 at 1:19
  • Thanks I have the Raspbian OS and installed Nextcloud. I will go through the link. – George Jan 30 at 6:28
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I don't know about how diet pi works but there's plenty of step by step tutorials out there for owncloud and nextcloud. Nextcloud tutorial, I'd just make sure when you get to the stage where you're downloading the nextcloud/owncloud packages you get the latest release and don't just copy the release used in the article as it could be a few months or even years out of date depending on the age of the article.

  • Thanks. I am new to the linux OS. It does not matter which i use, i just wanted to play around with the Pi. When i saw a personal cloud i thought i would give it a try. – George Jan 28 at 20:26
  • Definitely. It's a good one to set up because once it's running you can have as much storage as you want anywhere. Like I say I don't know how dietpi works I've never used it buts theres plenty out there in terms of the tutorials for setting it up on plain old Russian. – rohtua Jan 28 at 20:29
  • i was trying to install the php from the link you've shared. but i get an error – George Jan 28 at 23:06
  • "unable to locate package 7.0" – George Jan 28 at 23:07
  • was a typo i guess. seems to be working now. – George Jan 28 at 23:21

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