Set up my Raspberry-pi

Set up my Raspberry-pi:combination
1.SD card       
-Minimum size 4Gb; class 4 (the class indicates how fast the card is).
-We recommend using branded SD cards as they are more reliable!

sd card

2.HDMI to HDMI / DVI lead
- HDMI to HDMI lead (for HD TVs and monitors with HDMI input).OR HDMI to DVI lead (for monitors with DVI input).


2.1 RCA video lead
-A standard RCA composite video lead to connect to your analogue display if you are not using the HDMI output.

rca video
 3.Keyboard and mouse
-Any standard USB keyboard and mouse should work. You may need a powered USB hub.

4.Ethernet (network) cable or Wi-Fi
-Networking is optional, although it makes updating and getting new software for your Raspberry Pi much easier.


Wi-Fi USB dongle

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5.Power adapter
-A good quality, micro USB power supply that can provide 1A at 5V. Many mobile phone chargers are suitable—check the label on the plug.
-If your supply provides less than 1A and 5V then your Raspberry Pi may not work 100% as it should be.

6.Audio lead

-If you are using HDMI then you will get digital audio via this.
-If you are using the analogue RCA connection, stereo audio is available from the 3.5mm jack next to the RCA connector.


If the Raspberry-pi is stationed near your TV, very good combination  is to connect external HDD to the Raspberry-pi in one USB port, while in another USB port Wi-Fi dongle so you could transfer files over the wireless and watch high quality movies via HDMI, without moving your PC and connect HDD with USB on the PC. In ths case you could also get a USB Hub for additional USB ports.

-Camera module – Add on for Raspberry-pi which is connected on the on board CSI.

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Additionally, for extra protection you can get a case for your Raspberry-pi


Installing OS:
-OS (Operative System) is the software that makes it work, like Windows on a PC or OSX on a Mac, Android on most mobile phones, etc.
1.Recommended OS is called Raspbian, download it for free here. Also you could try with Debian

2.Unzip downloaded file:
-Right click on the file and choose “Extract all”;
-Follow the instructions—you will end up with a file ending in .img;
This .img file can only be written to your SD card by special disk imaging software, please follow the steps…

3. Download the Win32DiskImager software
-Download win32 here
-Unzip it in the same way you did the Raspbian .zip file;
-You now have a new folder called win32diskimager-binary;
-Write the Raspbian image to your SD card;

4. Writing Raspbian to the SD card
-Plug your SD card into your PC;
-In the folder you made in step 3(b), run the file named Win32DiskImager.exe;
(in Windows Vista, 7 and 8 we recommend that you right-click this file and choose “Run as administrator”). It should be similar to this:


-If the SD card (Device) you are using isn’t found automatically then click on the drop down box and select it;
-In the Image File box, choose the Raspbian .img file that you downloaded;

 -Click Write;
-After a few minutes you will have an SD card that you can use in your Raspberry Pi;

5. Booting your Raspberry Pi for the first time
-On first boot you will come to the Raspi-config window;
-Change settings such as timezone and locale if you want;
-Finally, select the second choice:
expand_rootfs and confirm  reboot;
-The Raspberry Pi will reboot and you will see raspberry-pi login:
-Type: pi
-You will be asked for your Password;
-Type: raspberry
-You will then see the prompt: pi@raspberry ~ $
-Start the desktop by typing: startx
-Welcome Raspberry-pi user, now you are in  a very  familiar, but also new desktop environment.


-If you ever need to access the Raspi-Config menu again, drop into a Terminal and type: sudo raspi-config, and press Enter.
-Now, double-click the ‘LX Terminal’ icon to drop into the Terminal, and type the following:
sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade
Then press Enter. This will search the various repositories for software and system updates and upgrades, if it finds any, then you’ll be asked if you wish to apply then by answering ‘Y’ and pressing Enter. After a while the updates will be installed, and it’s recommended that you reboot once more to start the system with the applied updates.

6. Configuring Wi-Fi Settings in Openelec XBMC
-Once the Raspberry-pi has booted up, go to Programs > Openelec OS Settings and select Network tab
-In the Network tab, set the Network Technology as WLAN (if you use Wi-Fi), Network Interface as wlan0 and WLAN SSID as your network’s name
-Scroll down and set WLAN security and WLAN Passprase according yo your home network’s settings.
-Click OK and reboot the system.
That’s it, now you have successfully setup Wi-Fi connection and RPi will automaticaly connect to the Internet when booted up.
Have fun :-)

7. Copy files from Windows environment to Raspberry-pi
No doubt that you will have sometimes to move, copy, transfer files from PC running Windows, to your Raspberry-pi. In order to avoid USB stick from one machine to other, you could use WinSCP on your Windows. Get it from here, and install it.
After install set it up like this:

File Protocol: SCP
Host name: The IP address of you Raspberry Pi
User name: pi
Password: raspberry

Save your setup:
Menu > Session > Save Session

For the next time, just connect and transfer files by dragging and dropping, or choose copy-paste, F5, F6 commands… you will get it, its no big deal :-)

Owncloud on your Raspberry pi
How to install owncloud on your Raspberry pi with usb hdd?
Follow the instructions here.
Have fun!


In the Search box bellow search for your copy of ownCloud Server.

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Raspberry-Pi User Guide

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Download the above file to build your Supercomputer!

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by University of Southampton
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