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September 1, 2015

Raspbian (Jessie) netinstall on Raspberry Pi

I came across this project and managed to sucessfully use it to install a minimal Raspbian installation.If you are like me and looking to skim the fat out of the original SD card installation of Raspbian then this blog walks you through how to go about doing it.

Pre-installation step

Installation steps - Insert the above created SD Card into Raspberry Pi and power it on. Since its a fully automated installation wait until it completes and come up with a login prompt.

Post-install steps - Create wireless network for Edimax EW-7811UN (skip this step or adopt it to your hardware) - Check if your wireless card has been detected executing iwconfig. If you found wlan0 from the above command then you are good to go. If there was no wlan0 entry then check your respective wireless driver module is added and inserted into the kernel.

Use “wpa_passphrase” command to obtain your network password in ASCII passphrase

Raspbian is unofficial distribution of Debian compiled specifically for ARMv6 found in Raspberry Pi Models A, A+, B, B+.

If you are using Raspberry Pi 2 you can bootstrap into official Debian 8 using a custom kernel. I would write up how to go about doing that in a future blog.

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