Booting the Raspberry Pi for the first time

You are now ready to connect your Pi to a screen, keyboard, mouse, and a suitable power supply or USB hub. After inserting the Micro SD Card, you have one more decision to make—are you connecting to a network cable?

If you purchased an SD Card with a full copy of NOOBS or have just built the full copy (700 MB NOOBS install), then you don't need a network connection yet; you are ready to go.

If you built NOOBS Lite, you will need an Ethernet cable to connect to the network. Plug this cable into an Ethernet port on your network. The WAP or network needs to support DHCP, which is normally the way most home networks are configured. The IP address is allocated automatically when the Pi boots up and starts the ...

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