I know that a lot of stories have been written about Raspberry Pi and a lot of content is available, but I just want to write down my experiences.

  • Windows as a starting platform is a little bit challenging – what you really need are two tools for Windows:
  • 1.) Win32 Disk Imager
  • 2.) MiniTool Partition Wizard Home Edition (because I killed my partition under Raspberry by overloading it within seconds Trauriges Smiley – and using the native Windows Tool DISKPART is really dangerous for your hard disk (it is too easy to destroy disk0 = [C:])

On Raspberry Pi I used the recommended distribution Wheezy-Raspbian a Debian Distribution Derivate first.

Of course I connected my Raspberry to the private router already.

Don’t ignore the Raspi-config and be patient after selecting a topic!
1.) expand_rootfs (then you will have all GBs of your SD Card available and you will need it)
2.) overscan (depends on your screen) – I’d to disable to use the complete screen
3.) Keyboard – good luck I know where to find the keys with UK layout on a GE keyboard, but it is much better to choose the correct layout before doing any next steps. I also activated Control+Alt+Backspace to terminate X server
4.) change_pass: oh yeah really important
all other configurations are more or less optional

strongly recommended is to set also the root Password in a Terminal Session:
sudo passwd root

If you want to change partitions – use gparted – to get it again Terminal Session:
sudo apt-get install gparted

for execution of software you will need root privileges:
sudo su

and now:

For today I updated only the PI Store and installed LibreOffice.