(Tested) Raspberry Pi Model B Board: Unboxing and First Boot




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4 – Raspberry Pi: First Boot

Now the most important moment: the first boot. I connected an USB keyboard and mouse, a RJ45 ethernet connector, a LCD monitor connected via the HDMI port, the SD card and the micro USB power supply:

Raspberry Pi Model B board

If the card is not damaged, the LED indicators should turn on like that:

Raspberry Pi Model B board

And you should quickly see this screen:

Raspberry Pi Model B, first boot screen

I validated Finish and Raspbian finally started up:

Raspberry Pi Model B, Raspbian loading

Raspberry Pi Model B, Raspbian loading

Once the boot of Raspbian is over, you should have this screen:

Raspberry Pi Model B, Raspbian loading ok

The nice thing is that you have now a fully functional Linux system: you can immediatly browse the Net:

Raspberry Pi Model B, Raspbian, Internet browser

Here is some information about the Linux kernel as well as the GCC version:

Raspberry Pi Model B, Raspbian Linux kernel and GCC versions

My first contact with the Raspberry Pi board is a success. Now the next step is to update and compile my new 3d framework… Stay tuned!

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3 comments

  • foo

    You will want to cross compile the 3D framework rather than compiling on the device as it cpu is only 700mhz, although it can be over clocked and volted to over 1ghz when using the Governor CPU scaler.

  • lolo

    you should get an Odroid-U2/X2 instead that crappy raspberry :p

  • Thanks lolo for the info. I didn’t know that board and indeed it seems more powerful than raspberry pi. More info about odroid HERE.