Components needed for this step include:
- Raspberry Pi
- Micro SD memory card with SD card adapter
- Monitor with HDMI connection
- USB or wireless keyboard
- USB or wireless mouse
- Ethernet connection
- Computer to format and initialize your SD memory card
The first step is to format your micro-SD memory card. I use an application called “SD Memory Card Formatter” that can be downloaded <here> Install this application. Insert the micro SD card into the SD adapter and insert the SD adapter into your computer and format your SD using default settings shown below. Your SD card is now formatted and ready to accept the operating system.
Begin the next step by downloading a copy of the latest version of the NOOBS Raspberry Pi operating system to your desktop/laptop. This is a zipped file file that can be downloaded <here>. Download and unzip the file on your PC. Once the file is unzipped, copy the entire contents of the unzipped NOOBS operating system to the SD card using Windows Explorer.
Once all the files are transferred onto the micro SD, remove it from the computer and adapter,
Insert the following devices into your Rasberry Pi:
- Micro SD card
- HDMI monitor
- Ethernet connection
- USB/wireless keyboard
- Power cord
Provide power to your Raspberry Pi. You should begin seeing the boot sequence scrolling across the monitor. If the monitor doesn’t show the “raspberries” at the top left corner, something is wrong (although I’ve never had this not work successfully).
You should now see the raspberry pi desktop displayed on your monitor. Our next step is to configure the Raspberry Pi. We’ll change the delivered password, set the correct time zone, language, and Wi-Fi country.
sudo nano /etc/dhcpcd.conf
# A hook script is provided to lookup the hostname if not set by the DHCP # server, but it should not be run by default. nohook lookup-hostname
Immediately following these lines enter copy/paste the following lines. Change the static ip address to the desired values.
interface eth0 static ip_address=192.168.1.155/24 static routers=192.168.1.254 static domain_name_servers=188.8.131.52
sudo nano /etc/network/interfaces
iface eth0 inet manual
iface eth0 inet static
address 192.168.1.240 netmask 255.255.255.0 network 192.168.1.0 broadcast 192.168.1.255 gateway 192.168.1.254
sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade