Raspberry Pi Quick Start Guide
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You can find all necessary ressources to install and configure Raspbian on the Raspberry Pi on the webpage of the Raspberry Pi Foundation. So your first step will be to download the Raspbian image from there. There are two different types of images. “Raspbian Stretch with Desktop” installs a full desktop environment including pre-installed software for education, programming and general use. “Raspbian Stretch Lite” is the minimal image. There are no tools pre-installed which are not necessary for the system and there is no graphical user interface (GUI) installed. I recommend using the lite version to save ressources for your real needs.
Now go on and start working…
- Download Raspbian from the Raspberry Pi Foundation
- Unzip the downloaded image file
- Download Etcher and install it to flash the image to the SD Card
- In Etcher click the + and select the unziped Raspbian-Stretch-Lite.img file, then click on the device symbol and select your SD card and finally click on Flash!
- After the image is flashed to the SD card put it into the Raspberry Pi, power it on and wait until it is booted
Initial configuration steps
- Login to the system by using the default user
- First of all open the Raspberry Pi configuration tool by entering:
- Enter “4 Localisation Options” and set your locale, timezone and keyboard layout
- Enter “1 Change User Password” – this is very important!
- If you want to connect remote to your Raspberry Pi you should activate SSH “5 Interfacing Options” – Enter “F2 SSH” and answer with “Yes” to activate the SSH Server
- Now you can check out all the other options. After you finished click onto “Finish” and reboot your Raspberry Pi
Now login again and ensure that the system is up to date by entering these two commands:
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get full-upgrade