Booting up Raspberry Pi

Once you’ve formatted a Raspian SD Card you’re ready to boot up your Raspberry Pi (RPi). You have a few options:

  1. Plug a keyboard, mouse and monitor to your RPi to get the full affect.
  2. Run RPi ‘headless’ without monitor or keyboard.

    Either way you’ll need to plug an ethernet cable to RPi and your network router.

Once RPi is up and running, you’ll need to find its IP address, this is easy if you’ve got a monitor installed, just run “ifconfig” in the terminal window and you’ll get the following listing with your IP address:

raspberry-pi-ip-ifconfig

If you’re running RPi headless, you’ll need to find the IP address by scanning the network to find the IP address. Here’s a handy free OS X tool for scanning networks called Fing.

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