Step 4: configuring Linux on my Raspberry PI

Once the Raspbian image is written on the SD disk, it can be inserted into the Raspberry PI SD port. Just connect the power supply and Raspberry PI will boot for the first time. On the HDMI display, login and password will be required: the Raspbian image has already defined an user named “pi” (having password “raspberry”) with root privileges. A step by step configuration tool will be shown for the first time (where you can set minimal configurations like machine name, etc.). Following boots will require login and password only.

The operating system image sees two pre-configured partitions of the SD:

  • 1st partition (100MB) with mount point /boot
  • 2nd partition (7.4GB) with mount point /, containing the operating system

LAN connection

Once the Ethernet cable is connected to the LAN router, we can get the IP address provided by DHCP to our Rasbperry and take note of it. Then we can logout from the open session, remove the HDMI display, keyboard and mouse, and try to connect via ssh from another computer.

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