Getting Started with Raspberry Pi – Configuration

In previous session, we have learned about Raspberry Pi board, its ports, its hardware and software requirements and learned to install OS on SD card for PI.

Once the OS (Raspbian Jessie) installed SD card is inserted into the Raspberry Pi with the screen, keyboard and mouse connected, we are ready to boot the Jessie first time. For this particular OS you don’t need Ethernet connection.

getting started with raspberry pi configuration
Getting Started with Raspberry Pi

Once the power is started ON, you will see the power RED LED glowing.  The BLUE LED will start blinking at this stage, this means the OS (Operating System) is loading and the PI is checking all the drivers.

As told its just PI is loading all the drives. You have to wait until all the drivers are checked, in case of error, turn off and on to restart PI. If there is still trouble try installing the OS on to the SD card again by following the steps described in first session.

If everything goes successfully, you will be asked for authorization. This authorization is predefined, with Username “pi” and password “raspberry”,

USER:  pi
< Press enter>
PASSWORD:  raspberry
< Press enter>

Once you enter these details, you will be entered in CLI mode (Command Line) of Raspberry Pi. For entering into the DESKTOP of PI you need to type,

< Press enter>

BIOS settings:

Now you have entered into the screen of Raspberry Pi and you are ready to go. Before going for the programming,

1. You need to configure the BIOS settings of PI.

2. You need to configure the keyboard, you have chosen.

If you don’t do these two things first you get lot of errors, while programming and operating the PI.

For configuring the BIOS of PI first open the ‘LX TERMINAL” of PI and enter this

sudo raspi-config
< Press enter>

The BIOS options are as,

bois getting started with raspberry pi configuration

For more detail: Getting Started with Raspberry Pi – Configuration

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