2019 - RACHEL-Pi Images

Hello everyone,

These are the latest RACHEL-Pi images. Please read through the readme instructions pdf for the image to get started. This post will be updated regularly with new images. Please let me know how it goes!


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Image Differences

  • Kolibri images are recommended for new deployments using the Raspberry Pi 2B, 3B, and 3B+.

  • KA-Lite images are meant as legacy support for existing KA-Lite deployments.

  • Kiwix images are meant for deployments that do not require KA-Lite or Kolibri. This image is also recommended for Raspberry Pi hardware with less resources like the Zero W.

  • Static images are meant for hardware with very low resources available like the Raspberry Pi Zero W where installed modules do not require Kolibri, KA-Lite, or Kiwix ( non-static Wikipedia modules ).


  • If kiwix/Wikipedia is not working properly with the 09_26_2019 image please run the following commands. “sudo rpi-update”, “sudo apt-get update”, “sudo apt-get dist-upgrade” and reboot


Updated 03/30/2019

Updated by @jeremy on 04/04/2019 to host Kolibri image at http://rachelfriends.org/downloads/public_ftp/rachelpi_64EN/rachelpi_kolibri_03_30_19.7z

Updated by @jamesk 04/20/2019 to add new images based on the new Raspbian Stretch Lite from 04/08

Updated by @jamesk 04/27/2019. Files now hosted on the FTP.

Updated by @jamesk 09/26/2019 to add new image


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