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Raspbian Notes

Install Raspian

Using BerryLan

BerryLan makes connecting a Raspi running Raspbian to wifi really easy.

Using OSX

  • Download the Raspbian distro.

  • Burn the .img file to a SD card with Etcher.

  • Important: Remove and reinsert SD card and add a file named ssh to the SD card boot partition. This will enable ssh on the Raspi.

    touch /Volumes/boot/ssh

  • Eject the SD card from the Mac, connect an ethernet cable to the Raspi, and power up the Raspi.

Login to Raspbian

Instructions on how to connect directly to your Raspi from OSX via an ethernet cable sare here. Alternatively, you connect your Raspi to your routher via ethernet.

Login to Raspbians with ssh using the username pi and password raspberry:

$ ssh pi@raspberrypi
Are you sure you want to continue connecting (yes/no)? yes
Password: raspberry
pi@raspberrypi:~ $

If you get a Host key verification failed error when using ssh, remove the raspberry.local entry from ~/.ssh/known_hosts on the Mac with:

nano ~/.ssh/known_hosts

Resize root partition

Resize the root partition with raspi-config. Choose "Expand Filesystem", tab to and then reboot.

pi@raspberrypi:~ $ sudo raspi-config

Enable a camera

Enable a Pi camera with raspi-config. Select the Interfacing Options and then the Camera option. Tab to and then reboot.

pi@raspberrypi:~ $ sudo raspi-config

Capture an image

Capture an image from the camera with:

raspistill -o image.jpg

View an image

View an image on a headless Raspi with:

sudo apt-get install feh
feh image.jpg

Useful Raspi Commands