First connection and configuration of your Raspberry Pi [Full Guide]


If you followed my previous article , you now have your Raspberry Pi 2 functional with an operating system installed on the SD card Micros. As I said earlier, I have personally selected for OS Raspbian (which is a special version of Raspberry Pi Debian).

First login

To manage and administer your Raspberry Pi, you have several solutions.

Either you have a screen / keyboard / mouse and in this case, simply plug it then of use it as any computer using the desktop shortcuts and applications already pre-installed.

Either you connect remotely SSH from your computer. If you are running Mac OS X, you can use the Terminal and Windows, you can use PuTTY . For this, we will assume that your Raspberry Pi is connected to the network and has an IP that you can join. In my case, it is now simply on the box with the IP


Once connected, to identify you use the following information:

  • Login (default): pi

  • Password (default): raspberry


You are connected to your Raspberry Pi.

We now made some circumstances settings.

Setting up your Raspberry Pi

Fortunately, for this, Raspberry Foundation has thought of us and created a command to handle most basic configurations, simply type the following command to start the wizard:

 sudo Raspi-config 

You should see the following window:


Overall, it will touch most settings so start already by the first of the list, namely re-configure the storage space to use our entire SD card (using the Expand Filesystem ).


Exit wizard to perform a Raspberry Pi restart automatically.

Now all my 32GB card is used and available on the root partition.


now Change your password by any-thing more staff via the option . 2: Change user password

in 4: Internationalization Options , you can set your language and keyboard type you are using (the latter does not matter if you log in remotely SSH).


Consider changing your other hand timezone in depending on where you reside.


Finally, to change the hostname your Raspberry Pi, visit vouys in Advanced options and select A2 Hostname . Then type the new name of your Raspberry Pi and perform a reboot for the change to take effect.

Finally, finally, we will update our Raspberry Pi. As with any machine running Linux (debian-based), the following commands are used:

 sudo apt-get update 

 sudo apt-get upgrade 


After these basic settings, it’ll just find a use for your Raspberry Pi (web server, media center, dev …). And then it’ll just install what you need! 🙂

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