Okay, we all know what’s Rasberry Pi, right? If not, here’s the official website. In short, it’s awesome little gadget with infinite potential. If you’re on a geeky side, do check it out.
If you buy an official SD Card, it comes with NOOBS which is basically Debian, you
can verify that with
So here are my first steps:
I’m running it headless, so I did
sudo apt-get remove x11-common which pretty much
removed all GUI packages. You might check if there’s something you need on that list.
Next I’ve upgraded, with
sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade.
After upgrade, I’ve created new user, see Users and Groups Management.
Root is disabled by default, if you want to use it, you can set password for it
sudo passwd root. If you’ve created a new user, add it to the
sudo nano /etc/sudoer and add bellow same line starting with
yourusername ALL=(ALL:ALL) ALL
(In example above, yourusername is a username of user you’ve created.)
Logout and login with a new username, then feel free to remove
pi user with
userdel -r username.
I have external drives, so I’ve edited
/etc/fstab and add them to the list.
I’ve also installed (
sudo apt-get install samba) and configured samba.
sudo raspi-config can be run to overclock and set i18n, or to change
pi password in case you’d rather use that account.
It’s really easy and does not take much time to have this lovely device up and running.