Setting up raspberry pi is a bit tedious when doing it over attached monitor, keyboard and mouse (I usually don’t have those around anyway, being laptop only at the moment), so here’s a good and easy way to get an installation directly from your laptop, making the pi automatically join your wifi and enable ssh:
I found that etcher.io is a very easy way to flash, in order to do so:
- Install etcher (available for linux/osx/windows)
- Download image: I chose the raspbian lite version from official
- Open etcher etcher (on linux just unzip the etcher.zip and open the executable therein)
- Insert sd card (don’t mount it yet!), watch that etcher now detects that new card in the middle
- Select image e.g.
~/Downloads/2017-11-29-raspbian-stretch-lite.zipand flash (for linux i3 users: you’ll get a polkit error. You’ll need to start a polkit agent, e.g.