Raspberry Pi Setup, Tips, Hints and Tweaks

Grab a fresh copy of Raspbian Jessie Image and write it to SD Card (A non graphical UI installation is fine)

Step 1: Basic Setup/Tweaks

  • sudo raspi-config
  • Option 8: Update the config tool
  • Option 2: Hostname: set as required
  • Option 1: Change User Password
  • Option 4/I2: Change Timezone: set to appropriate timezone
  • Option 7/A1: expand Filesystem
  • Option 7/A3: Memory Split: Set to 16M since we don’t need a graphical environment
  • reboot on exit or ent  “sudo reboot” at the cli

Step 2: Base Updates

  • sudo apt-get update
  • sudo apt-get upgrade
  • sudo reboot

Step 3: Update Pi firmware

  • sudo apt-get install rpi-update
  • sudo rpi-update

Step 4: