How to Setup Raspberry Pi (Part 2)

On my previous post, I have shown the first steps on how to get the actual operating system of Raspberry Pi on an SD card. Here I will show you how to get the lean mean Raspberry Pi machine up and running.

Step 2: Attach peripherals, network and power

  1. On your RasPi board (which should be in its clear case by now), there is one (1) slot for the SD card. So I want you to place your SD card, the one where the Raspbian image was written onto, into the SD card slot. It should be snug and does not wiggle or move around.
  2. Connect your RasPi to your display device, I used our Samsung UA40EH5300 TV, by attaching the HDMI cable on your RasPi to the TV. Do not forget to change the source of your display to the HDMI port. (If you have the same model as I have, just press the Input button on the remote and select the highlighter HDMI option.)
  3. Connect the keyboard and mouse (if you want to use the GUI) to the two USB ports.
  4. Next, attach your ethernet or network patch cable to the ethernet port. Perform this step if you need your RasPi to be accessible over the network via SSH.
  5. Lastly, attach the Micro USB to the RasPi and plug the power supply in to the power outlet.
  6. Cross fingers.
  7. If everything goes well, you should see some texts running on your screen. It will eventually stop at the Setup guide. At this point, you may want to change the root password first by selecting the Change Password option. Reboot.
  8. At the next boot, you should be able to login using the user ‘pi’ and typing the password of your choice.
  9. Once you are logged in, you now have a fully working RasPi.


In my next blog post, I will discuss how to setup DLNA on your RasPi for media sharing.

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