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Raspberry Pi For Dummies by Mike Cook, Sean McManus

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Using Raspi-config to Set Up Your Raspberry Pi

The first time you use the Raspberry Pi, it goes into a program called Raspi-config, which you use to change some of the settings on your Raspberry Pi. Figure 3-6 shows Raspi-config in action, although the options available are changed from time to time, so you might see additional options here.

warning_bomb.eps Note that you can’t use the mouse to move through these menus. You use up and down keys to select different options on the screen, and left and right (or Tab, which is usually above the Caps Lock key) to select actions such as OK, Cancel, Select, and Finish. Press Enter to confirm a choice. There is often a short delay between pressing Enter and the next menu appearing.

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Figure 3-6: Raspi-config, which is used to set up your Raspberry Pi.

The options available are

check.png info : This provides a short paragraph explaining the purpose of the tool. After you’ve read it, press Enter to return to the menu.

check.png expand_rootfs : When you flash your SD card, an exact copy of the operating system and its disk formatting is copied to the card. As a result, the SD card ...

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