Raspberry PI setup

A quick guide to RPI setup

Below is a quick guide to how I set up my Raspberry PI.

As an introductory note. It took several attempts to get the Raspberry PI (RPI) to work, the steps below are the ones that ended up working for me, but may not work for you. These steps were performed on a MacBook pro running Lion and using a SanDisk Ultra II 4 GB SD card.

1.) I downloaded the Debian Squeeze version of Linux from here: http://www.raspberrypi.org/downloads

2.) I grabbed a copy of RasPiWrite for Mac from here: http://exaviorn.com/raspiwrite/

3.) Next I put my SD card into my MacBook and removed the existing partition.

SD Card

SD Card

4.) I ran the RasPiWrite script. This requires python to be installed on your machine.  You may want to follow along with the instructions on the website as well.

5.) Once done I plugged in the spare keyboard I had into the Raspberry PI and using a USB to wall power supply, plugged this into the RPI.

6.) I plugged the HDMI cable from my TV into the Raspberry PI. Note – this did not work, I got a flickering green + red light.

7.) I switched over from the HDMI  cable to the yellow comp cable – this worked.

The RPI booted up and presented me with the login screen. The login credentials can be found on the downloads page of the RPI site, next to the OS version you have selected to use.

My RPI is now ready for me to setup network support and install an HTSQL server on it.

I’ll be going into more details on HTSQL in my next post.

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