Raspberry Pi Setup (Linux)

Setup SD Card on another linux machine to install headless

I use Desktop Raspberry Pi OS distro. This is tested on a Pi Zero and a Pi 4 in Feb 2020.

Insert a new SD card (e.g. /dev/sdc/). The check the install script or wget and run it:

wget https://gist.githubusercontent.com/brettbeeson/62fa0298667e5bdb2eeb87d768ecc57a/raw/9d30fcbc29e6812dc80a1c2364cbd691a7a605e1/write-pi-sd.sh
chmod write-pi-sd.sh
./write-pi-sh /dev/sdc

Login and configure

Firstly interactively configure:

# first run - interactive
sudo dpkg-reconfigure tzdata
sudo raspi-config nonint do_hostname YOUR_HOSTNAME
sudo reboot

Then after reboot run this raspi-config-auto.sh

wget -O raspi-config-auto.sh https://gist.githubusercontent.com/brettbeeson/45faf0a8248ec805a2f0da7b6bf671f0/raw/raspi-config-auto.sh
chmod 755 raspi-config-auto.sh

Make an Access Point

Other stuff

  • Samba is easy to install to get file sharing. See various tutorials. Might have to open the firewall:
# install 
sudo apt install smb
# configure
sudo vim /etc/samba/smb.conf
    path = /var/path/
    read only = yes
    public = yes
    writable = no
# and restart
sudo systemctl restart smbd

# ufw firewall
sudo ufw allow proto udp to any port 137 from
sudo ufw allow proto udp to any port 138 from
sudo ufw allow proto tcp to any port 139 from
sudo ufw allow proto tcp to any port 445 from
  • mDNS / Bonjour is a bit of a pain. I hacked through various changes. Try the following in order
    • Pray
    • In HyperV, use a “External Network” to let the VM connect to your real LAN. The default is a VM-Host network with the Host acting as a Nat Gateway
    • In Windows disable IPv6 (via adapter settings)
    • In Windows install Bonjour V2.
    • Maybe? fuck ’round with avahi-daemon.conf on the linux side (no ipv6, etc).
    • Maybe? install Samba
    • Maybe? add wins to /etc/nsswitch.conf

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