Raspbian Install

Load Raspbian Image onto SD Card

Installation was done using OSX terminal and a 16 GB SD Card (class 10).

  • Download latest Raspbian
  • Insert SD Card and open terminal
$ df -h
Filesystem      Size   Used  Avail Capacity  iused    ifree %iused  Mounted on
/dev/disk2s1    15Gi  2.1Mi   15Gi     1%        0        0  100%   /Volumes/UNTITLED

$ diskutil unmount /dev/disk2s1
$ unzip 2013-09-25-wheezy-raspbian.zip

$ sudo dd if=2013-09-25-wheezy-raspbian.img of=/dev/rdisk2 bs=1m
# note: dd does not output anything until it finishes just be patient
2825+0 records in
2825+0 records out
2962227200 bytes transferred in 295.230490 secs (10033609 bytes/sec)

$ diskutil eject /dev/disk2s1

Thats it stick the sd card into the raspberry pi and turn it on.

For those who are curious:

Why am I using /dev/rdisk2 and not /dev/disk2? rdisk is a raw path, which is faster.

I tested it to see how much faster (it wasn’t worth the wait):
5 minutes using /dev/rdisk2 vs 25 minutes using /dev/disk2

Initial Config

Now that we have the raspberry pi booted up time to ssh in and configure a few basic things.

$ ssh pi@

# set your local time.
$ sudo dpkg-reconfigure tzdata

# update package list and upgrade to latest
$ sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade

# configure raspberry
$ sudo raspi-config
# expand filesystem to fill sd card
# change the default password (raspberry) to something else

# reboot
$ sudo shutdown -r now && exit

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