MineOS – Awesomely Easy Minecraft server

Just thought i would let you know about a cool OS you can get for free. It just works. Download the Live disc and boot up on any old pc you have. It installs the base Linux system and a cool front end to make it super easy via HTML to startup and edit your server at any time. You still have access to command line, ssh and ftp. I have been running a craft bukkit server at version 1.6.4 of minecraft for a few months now with no problems.

http://minecraft.codeemo.com/

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Installing free Pi version of Minecraft on Raspberry PI

#Login to the raspberry from the console. (Ok i guess you could do all the installing from ssh, but you will want to be at the console for the final command)

#Start up the gui session

  • startx

#Open a web browser to http://pi.minecraft.net and copy the link to the download file.
#Open terminal window

  • sudo wget <paste>

#unzip that thing

  • sudo tar -zxvf mine<tab will auto-fill the file name you downloaded>

#Look for the new folder name

  • ls -l

#Go into the new folder

  • cd mcpi

#Start the game

  •  ./minecraft-pi

Go play some free minecraft!

Raspberry PI – Minecraft Server Build

Install Raspian “Wheezy” and run initial setup program:

  • sudo raspi-config
    1. Set memory split to 16megs to the GPU
    2. Expand File system
    3. Overclock it

#reboot

  • sudo shutdown -r now

#update/upgrade raspian

  • sudo apt-get update
  • sudo apt-get upgrade

#Install Java

  • sudo apt-get install -y default-jdk

#create install location

  • cd /home/pi/
  • sudo mkdir minecraft
  • cd minecraft

#download minecraft server jar

#to start the server run the following:

  • sudo java -Xms128M -Xmx256M -jar /home/pi/minecraft/minecraft_server.jar nogui

#server will take a few minutes to create the world. After its done type stop to end the server. Edit the config file to fit  your needs and then start minecraft server again. ctrl-x to save.

  • sudo nano /home/pi/minecraft/server.properties

#to start the server on boot edit the rc.local file and add the above “sudo java…” line.

  • sudo nano /etc/rc.local

EOM