To continue on my Linux excitement, I have purchased a Raspberry Pi for home automation. Since I had no intent to connect it to any screen, I was worried this would still be necessary for the setup, like it is for a traditional PC (with TV/monitor, mouse, keyboard and so on…).
Fortunately, this was not necessary! Here are the steps taken :
- setup a SD card with Raspbian as per the instructions on the official Raspbebby Pi page
- plug the Raspberry Pi to my DSL router using a network cable
- plug the power cord
- let it boot, it takes on my side about 20 seconds, your milage may vary based on the specs of your SD card
- from another machine on my home network, ssh on host
raspberrypi. The login is
piand the password
You are then prompted to perform basic setup.
pi@raspberrypi's password: Linux raspberrypi 3.10.25+ #622 PREEMPT Fri Jan 3 18:41:00 GMT 2014 armv6l The programs included with the Debian GNU/Linux system are free software; the exact distribution terms for each program are described in the individual files in /usr/share/doc/*/copyright. Debian GNU/Linux comes with ABSOLUTELY NO WARRANTY, to the extent permitted by applicable law. NOTICE: the software on this Raspberry Pi has not been fully configured. Please run 'sudo raspi-config' pi@raspberrypi ~ $ sudo raspi-config
And voilà : a PC setup in a few minutes only!