Raspberry Pi Hardware List
- Raspberry PII from Farnell.
- Power Supply for Raspberry PII from Amazon.
- Raspberry PII Transparent Case (Blue) from Amazon.
- A 2 meter HDMI to DVI Cable to connect the Raspberry PII to my Monitor (for setting up) from Amazon.
- 1x 32GB Sandisk SD SDHC Card With Raspbian Wheezy Linux Preinstalled from The Pi Hut.
Initial Software Setup
If you’ve already set up your pi and you need to get to this menu again, the command is.
Couple of assumptions I’m making here, your running Raspbian, you have a passing familiarity with Linux (you don’t have to be an expert) and the other, is that your Pi is already built and connected to your home network.
I’m going to be running DNS, DHCP, NTP and IPv6 Tunnel services on this Raspberry Pi, so I’m going to be running it headless (no keyboard, mouse or monitor). If this isn’t what you want to use your Pi for, then this howto probably isn’t for you.
Select expanding the root filesystem and press Return, this will expand the filesystem from 2Gig to the full size of your SD card.
I’m going to run this pi headless and secure shell into it over my home network, at the moment, memory is shared equally with the graphics card which is a bit of a waste. So I’m going to select memory split and release more memory from the graphic card to the operating system.
Select 16M, if you decide at a later date you want to run a GUI then you can go back and change it back.
Select Ok above, then select Finish.