Raspberry Pi Quick Start
Last night, I needed to re-image the SD card for my Raspberry Pi to get things setup from a clean state. It’d been a few months since I initially did it, and couldn’t remember exactly what I’d installed, or what config changes I’d made, so I figured I’d document things a little better this time. So, here they are. I’ve pushed all of the scripts and config files up as a few Gists on GitHub to make it easier to edit or change them later.
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Step 1 - Create the initial disk image #
Download the latest Wheezy image from http://www.raspberrypi.org/downloads
Create the image
In RaspConfig, set:
- Expand the File System
- Change system password
- Set localization options, including locale, timezone, and keyboard layout
- Set machine name
- Enable SSH
Step 2 - Setup the Wireless Network #
Log in as pi
sudo nano /etc/network/interfaces
Replace the existing content with
Step 3 - Create the primary user account #
Login as pi
curl https://gist.github.com/petele/6346707/raw/create-user.sh > create-user.sh && chmod u+x create-user.sh && ./create-user.sh
Note: You’ll probably want to fork this file since you might not want your user name to be pete 😉
Step 4 - Install & Configure Software #
Login as newly created user
curl https://gist.github.com/petele/6347546/raw/go.sh > go.sh && chmod u+x go.sh && ./go.sh
Note: You’ll probably want to fork this file since you probably don’t want my GitHub config settings 😉
This script will download the config files from https://gist.github.com/petele/6347546 As part of the setup it will:
- Update all current software
- Install new software including Lynx, Apache, VSFTPD, Avahi, Python Setup Tools, OpenSSL, RPIO, sleekxmpp, requests and a few others
- Configure Git
- Configure Avahi
- Enable autologin on the console and run ~/login.sh for every user at login
- Configure VSFTP, Apache (though it doesn’t properly configure SSL yet), etc…
- Seriously loosen security settings in Lynx - I need this for the Google Voice stuff in my Home Automation stuff, so use this piece with extreme caution!
There you go - you’re Raspberry Pi disk image is ready to go!