The rasbberry pie 3 sports a :
- 1.2GHz 64-bit quad-core ARMv8 CPU
- 1GB RAM
- 802.11n Wireless LAN
- Bluetooth 4.1
- 4 USB ports
- Ethernet port
- VideoCore IV 3D graphics core
In this post we'll look at how to setup the raspberry with Ubuntu 16 server.
When you buy a new raspberry, only the board is included, so to get started you will need (at minimum): an Ethernet cable, a power adapter (microUSB),
Extract the file (you can use 7-zip for this) and you'll end up with an .img file that can be placed on an empty SD card -
To burn the image to the sd-card get the Win32DiskImager program, run it as administrator and select the image extracted earlier:
Now select the drive to write the image to:
Make sure you don't accidentally choose your harddrive as this will wipe the drive completely.
Click on 'write' and wait for the process to finish - this might take a while aprox. 10 minutes on usb-2
Once the write is finished exit the disk imaging program and eject the device.
Next up is inserting the SD-card, attaching the network interface to a port on your router, and connecting power.
When the unit has successfully booted up, you can connnect to it using putty, - add the pi's ipadress in the adress field, and connect, accept the unknown hostwarning - and login using 'ubuntu' as username and 'ubuntu' as password, - once you get logged in - you are prompted to change your password, choose something complex (we'll set up public-private key based auth later on).
Once you've changed your password you will be logged out - log in again, and you are ready for setting up your raspberry pie.
We'll start by adding a costum PPA and update and upgrade the system
[email protected]:~$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntu-raspi2/ppa-rpi3
[email protected]:~$ sudo apt-get update
[email protected]:~$ sudo apt-get dist-upgrade
This process might take a while to complete,
Now we have a base system.