Raspbian Wheezy first boot

February 18th, 2014 Categories: Ultimate Raspbian

After a few seconds of checkings, the configuration tool raspi-config will appear. In order to select the options we’ll use the keyboard arrows, and the tabulator key to access the options at the bottom, such as Select or Finish. Then will appear the following options:

  1. Expand Filesystem. Expand the SD in order to fill the unused space. Since the stock rom has only 3gb, if we dump it to a SD it’ll only take up 3gb no matter its size and it would be recommended to expand the partition in order to fill the whole space in the SD, but we’ve installed the operating system inside the USB, not SD, so we won’t touch this option.
  2. Change User Password. User:pi password:raspberry by default.
  3. Enable boot to Desktop/Scratch. Boot straight to the console, desktop or Scratch app:
    1. Console. Boot to console. I recommend this option if we want to load xbmc kodi or emulationstation.
    2. Desktop. Boot to Raspbian Desktop. We can also start it with the command startx in the console.
    3. Scratch. Boot to Scratch application. We can also start it with the command scratch in the Raspbian Desktop.
  4. Internationalisation Options. Configuring language and region.
    1. Change Locale. Select language and country.
    2. Change Timezone.
    3. Change Keyboard Layout.
  5. Enable Camera.
  6. Add to Rastrack. Add your Raspberry Pi to Rastrack. It’s a Raspberry Pi tracker. You can see them around the world from their website.
  7. Overclock. Overclock profile. It’s 700Mhz by default (Raspberry Pi 1), it should be safe to overclock it to 1Ghz without any troubles, but i didn’t need it, so i rather don’t touch it.
  8. Advanced Options.
    1. Overscan. Configure screen edges. If you see two black stripes at the top and bottom of the screen and you want to see it at fullscreen, you’ll change the horizontal overscan values.
    2. Hostname. Set a name for this device in the local network where it’s connected.
    3. Memory Split. Change the amount of RAM that it’s sharing with the GPU. I recommend 192 for the GPU (Raspberry Pi 1).
    4. SSH. Enable or disable remote acces by SSH. I recommend this option in order to get a raspberry shell from any device connected to it by SSH, such as mobile phone, tablet, etc.
    5. SPI. Enable or disable the SPI kernel boot by default. It’s “no” by default.
    6. Audio. Select the audio output. (Auto, jack or hdmi).
    7. Update. Upgrade this tool to the last version.
  9. About raspi-config. Information about this tool. Keep in mind that it can be opened from the shell anytime with the command raspi-config

Next step: Installing RetroPie

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4 Responses to “Raspbian Wheezy first boot”

  1. pino
    May 4th, 2014 at 12:38

    Vas a mostrar aqui el tutorial completo con todo el proceso de instalacion?

    me refiero a raspbian+retropie+xbmc

    Enhorabuena por tu trabajo

    • cerb
      June 3rd, 2015 at 21:03

      Si, ahora que tengo mas tiempo completare y actualizare la informacion 🙂

  2. Eigiem
    March 3rd, 2015 at 13:10

    Estoy con “pino”.
    ¿Cómo hacemos para tener retropie y xbmc en raspbian sin tener que teclear comandos cada vez que queramos entrar a uno u otro?

    • cerb
      June 3rd, 2015 at 21:05

      Te refieres estando en el entorno grafico de Raspbian? Puedes poner launchers en el escritorio con permisos de ejecucion.

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