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Raspberry Pi Networking Cookbook by Rick Golden

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Preparing for the initial boot

This recipe explains which components are needed in addition to the Raspberry Pi before it can be powered on for the first time; that is, the components needed for the initial boot.

The Raspberry Pi is shipped without a case and without a power supply. There is no keyboard. There is no monitor. Depending on how you intend to use the Raspberry Pi, you will need additional components. As a minimum, you will need a power supply, an SD card, and a network cable.

An HDMI cable (or composite video cable), a USB keyboard, and a USB mouse are needed if you'd like to use the Raspberry Pi as you would use a desktop computer. You may wish to attach additional peripherals depending on how you intend to use the Raspberry Pi. This ...

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