DietPi NAS Server Installation

Published by Harish Kumar on

In this segment we are going to show you how to “Install NAS Server on RaspberryPi using DietPi”

>/ What is DietPi ?

DietPi is extremely lightweight operating system, start at 400MB in size (3x lighter than ‘Raspbian Lite’). With features of low process/memory footprint and DietPi-RAMlog installed by default, DietPi allows you to get the maximum performance from your device.DietPi

>/ Software need to Download

DietPi   etcher  Sdcard    putty   wireless-network-watcher.png   WinSCP
 Equipment Equipment Required :
Equipment Raspberry Pi all models
Equipment Micro SD Card 8 GB
Equipment Power Supply
Equipment Ethernet Cord for LAN Connection

Equipment External Hard Drive or USB Drive

    Equipment Optional :
Equipment Raspberry Pi Case
Equipment Keyboard

Equipment Mouse

/> Installing DietPi NAS Server [SAMBA]

  • Logging to SSH : For First Time
Default Username : root
Default Password : dietpi
  • Once, we connected to the DietPi then it require us to change the
          Root Password and Unix Password.
          I recommend you to put same password on both places.
  • After you logged in to DietPi, then you need to type a command to access the dietpi-software.
  • This command will open the DietPi Luncher, for us and from here we need to select Software Optimized and press OK.


  • Now, we need to navigate to Samba : Feature-rich FIle Server and press Spacebar to select it and press ok or Enter from the Keyboard.


  • Now, we need to navigate to Install and press OK. After that installation will take around 5-10 min to complete setup.


  • Once the setup complete the system will reboot to finalize the settings and you are ready to use your DietPi Samba Server Image.

/> Accessing NAS Server

  • You need to open the run box and type your Raspberry pi Ip address
  • Address = \\Your Raspberry Pi IP Address or \\dietpi\dietpi
       In my case \\
Default Username : dietpi
Default Password : dietpi

/> Change Samba password

 smbpasswd -a dietpi 

Now, You are ready to use DietPi on your Raspberry Pi 3 Model B Plus as NAS Server.
In future we are going to install other packages and check their working on DietPi.
Enjoy using DietPi NAS and share your thoughts.
Smile (“_”)

Harish Kumar

As a founder of the PcMac YouTube channel and website, Our goal is to provide Free Technical help to people and spread knowledge to everyone.


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