Installation Quick List

  1. Download Raspbian. Jessie is the latest stable at the moment, based on debian.

  2. Unzip it and write it down to a sdcard.

     sudo dd if='/path/to/file.img' of='/dev/sdcard' bs=1024
  3. Boot! Attach network cable, sdcard, power. :tada:

Make it yours

After the installation, it is highly suggested to change the auth for accessing the pi.

  • Change the password
    You definitely do not want the default password to access a passwd-less sudo account.

      $ sudo passwd pi
  • Increase ssh security :key: The /etc/ssh/ssd_config file contains all the configurations for the ssh daemon.

    • Change auth method (repeat step 1-2-3 for every machine, use always different keys for each one)
      1. Do a ssh-keygen -t rsa -b 4096 on the host machine and follow the instructions to generate a new key.

      2. Copy the freshly generated public key

         $ cat .ssh/ | pbcopy
      3. Add it to the raspi authorized keys

         $ sudo nano .ssh/authorized_keys
      4. Edit the sshd_config PasswordAuthentication parameter

         $ sudo nano /etc/ssh/sshd_config
         PasswordAuthentication no
      5. Restart ssh

         $ sudo service ssh restart
      • Change default sshd port

        1. Edit the ssd_config port

           $ sudo nano /etc/sshd_config
           # Package generated configuration file  
           # See the sshd_config(5) manpage for details  
           # What ports, IPs and protocols we listen for
           Port 1234
        2. Restart ssh

           $ sudo service ssh restart