Late Christmas present...lol
Contents: Raspberry Pi, HDMI Cable, Wi-fi Dongle, 5V-700 mA power.
I'll try do summarize all the steps involved in getting my R-Pi up and running. I've chosen an headless configuration, that is, without connecting the computer to the TV, and without mouse and keyboard.
Have close at hand a 4Gb SD Card at least Class 4 (4Mb/s) to install the Raspbian OS.
Depending on your OS Client, choose the appropriate Disk Image writer. It's important to do a bit-for-bit copy onto the SD Card, otherwise the install process will fail. Sometimes it might install, but the boot process dumps (core dump);
There are several options available for writing the image, depending on the flavour of your OS Client. If you've got a Win machine at hand, use the Win32DiskImager. If you have a Linux machine (Ubuntu, for instance), one can use the ImageWriter Tool. Either one will do the job.
After copying the image onto the SD Card, I assembled the hardware (inserted the raspberry card into the transparent case, inserted the SD Card into the slot, inserted the wi-fi dongle into the usb port, inserted the ethernet cable and last but not least, plugged the power in. It's important to leave the power for last, otherwise problems will ensue...
Audio and Video Output:
4 Gb SD card inserted:
Wifi dongle, USB externally powered hub (the 5V-700mA cord is not enough to power the hub) and ethernet cable inserted:
Opening my router webpage and in a red box in the following image, one can see the R-Pi IP:
Login successful (user=pi/pwd=raspberry):
Next I'd to configure the Raspbian OS through the raspi-config tool:
I also configured the ssh server. Why SSH? Here's what sets SSH apart:
- Unlike a home web server, SSH is read/write, meaning you can get and put files on a server with it.
- Unlike a home FTP server, SSH is secure. All the transactions are encrypted and cannot be sniffed.
- Unlike a VNC server, SSH (alone) doesn't let you drive your computer remotely, and it is also secure and encrypted (while VNC is not.)
PS. Wolfgang, just for you, the post was written in English. In German, the rest of the guys wouldn't be able to use the information herein enclosed. If needed, you can put forth questions in German.
Happy hacking. You don’t learn to hack – you hack to learn...