Brett Klamer

Raspberry Pi

Setup instructions for a raspberry pi.

Create bootable micro sd card

  1. Find sd card with sudo fdisk -l.
  2. Transfer raspbian with sudo dd bs=4M if=2017-11-29-raspbian-stretch.img of=/dev/mmcblk0 status=progress. If that fails, then you can use gnome-disk-utility to restore the image to the sd card.

First boot

  1. Change default password raspberry to your own password.

  2. Update the OS and firmware.

    sudo apt update
    sudo apt full-upgrade
    sudo apt-get autoremove
    sudo apt-get autoclean
    sudo apt-get install rpi-update
    sudo rpi-update
  3. Disable autologin in system preferences.

  4. Disable anyone from using sudo without a password prompt by commenting out line in /etc/sudoers.d/010_pi-nopasswd.

Format micro sd card to F2FS

# run on pi and main computer
sudo apt-get install f2fs-tools
# insert micro sd into other computer
# check for locations
# remount for consistent naming
sudo umount /dev/mmcblk0p1
sudo umount /dev/mmcblk0p2
sudo mkdir /media/boot
sudo mkdir /media/root
sudo mount -t vfat /dev/mmcblk0p1 /media/boot
sudo mount -t ext4 /dev/mmcblk0p2 /media/root
# make backup
sudo cp -a /media/root /home/user/backup-root
# create f2fs file system
sudo umount /dev/mmcblk0p2
sudo mkfs.f2fs -f /dev/mmcblk0p2
# restore root
sudo mount -t f2fs /dev/mmcblk0p2 /media/root
sudo cp -a /home/user/backup-root/* /media/root
# Modify boot files
## /dev/mmcblk0p2  /      f2fs    defaults,noatime,discard  0       1
sudo nano /media/root/etc/fstab
## rootfstype=f2fs
sudo nano /media/boot/cmdline.txt


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Published: 2017-11-30