Booting Raspbian Linux for the first time

This recipe explains how to boot the official Raspbian Jessie Linux distribution and use the raspi-config command to complete the installation of the Raspberry Pi remotely.

When the Raspberry Pi boots for the first time, it automatically boots into the graphical user interface (GUI) mode—the Raspberry Pi Desktop. The Raspberry Pi also starts a secure shell server on the initial boot. Therefore, the installation can be completed without a display attached to the Raspberry Pi.

In this recipe, the raspi-config command is run from a remote shell (SSH or PuTTY) to complete the installation of the Raspberry Pi. Details of the use of raspi-config can be found in Chapter 2, Administration.


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