Stuart Hayes (mongopi)

/Update 25 Sept – some handy links/

My 4th Pi arrived today, with an SD card pre-loaded with the O/S. Gave me the opportunity to try a ‘fresh’ config, after making several botched attempts not fully knowing what to do previously.

Write the Raspian Operating System to the SD card

Copy the latest O/S from the R Pi website.
If you haven’t already, get the image writer software for Windows
Download the binaries, not the source)
Extract the zipped O/S archive. Find the image file from within the image writing software. Write to the card (takes 5 mins or so).

Modify initial config settings

On 1st boot, I changed the following default settings. I also repeated some of these below, manually. Following great advice from Chris Elsmore, and his blog

  • Expand rootfs – expand the root partition to fill the SD card
  • Overscan – enabled
  • memory_split – how…

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