Raspberry PI install with no monitor

Follow these steps to install a Raspberry Pi with no monitor:

1) Format SD Card:

Format your SD Card using the SD Formatte 4.0 for SD/SDHC/SDXC:

Click on the the “Option” button and change the Format Type to “FULL (Erase)” and Format Size Adjustment to “ON”:

Click “OK” and the click “Format”

2) Download  Raspbian:

Download the Raspbian file from the following link. Download the Wheezy-Raspbian file.

Extract the zip file on your computer.

3) Copy software onto SD Card:

Use the Win32DiskImager program to extract the img file onto the SD Card (make sure your select the right device to extract the image to):

Confirm that you are writing to the correct drive and click “Yes”:

4) Insert SD Card and connect to the network:

Insert SD Card into Raspberry Pi and connect to the network:

Turn on Raspberry Pi:

5) Discover the IP address of the device:

Find out the IP address of the Raspberry Pi. In this case, my local BT DSL router is set up as a DHCP server and is allocating IP addresses as follows.

Otherwise use a port scanner like Angry IP Scanner to discover the device.

6) SSH to Raspberry Pi:

If connecting across the network, download putty and then open a SSH session to the Raspberry PI:

Login with the default username and password:
Username: pi
Password: raspberry

We now have access to the Raspberry Pi:

To get a nice GUI interface, please see my blog entry “Installing VNC on Raspberry Pi”

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These days I am involved in some exciting SDN and OpenFlow projects involving the HP VAN SDN Controller, HP ProVision and HP Comware switches. These new developments in the networking world combine my passions of networking and application development. I hope to write some interesting blog entries on these exiting topics. I am both a Cisco CCIE #11023 and HP MASE as well as a Cisco Certified Systems Instructor (CCSI #22787) and Certified HP Instructor. I have been training networking courses for well over 10 years teaching on a wide range of topics including routing and switching, VoIP, OpenFlow and SDN. I have delivered instructor led courses all over the world. I started working with Cisco Unified Communications Manager when it was still called Cisco Call Manager and have been deploying, troubleshooting and teaching Unified Communications products since version 3.0. I have developed various network utilities such as the VPN Config Generator and others to help engineers in their day to day jobs. I also develop software, training materials, EBooks, videos and other products which are used throughout the world. I have designed, implemented and managed networks ranging from single sites to those that span 50 countries.

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