System Preparation

The following section will explain how to setup a normal Raspberry Pi. It will not cover every detail but will give a good overview on the important steps.

For the next steps you must connect a display, mouse and a keyboard to your Pi.


For the Raspberry Pi we use the normal NOOBS Installer (actually version 1.3.9). You can download it from here:

System Installation

Place the extracted files on a clean SD card, put it into the Raspberry and boot it up. Now you can install different Operating Systems with the installer.

We install the recommended Raspbian System.

System Preparation

After the installation finished and the Raspberry has rebooted it will show you the configuration (raspi-config). Here you can tweak some settings.

Expand the File system in order to use the whole SD card (may not needed with NOOBS)
Change the User Password (if you like)
Don't change the Local (Translation of the System). This will cause trouble during compilation.
You can switch the Local after LogView Studio is running fine.
To get some more power set the Overclocking (900MHz is safe, 950MHz should work, 1000MHz often results in errors)
If the system is busy you can check the result with
watch -n 1 cat /sys/devices/system/cpu/cpu0/cpufreq/scaling_cur_freq
Ensure that SSH is enabled (Advanced options)
We will use SSH to connect to the Raspberry after the installation is done.

Reboot the system to activate the changes

From this point we will use SSH to connect to the Raspberry. You can disconnect any keyboard, mouse and display if you like.

We only need the Raspberry powered up and connected with a network cable.

Software Install / Update

Update the software package lists
sudo apt-get update
Update the installed software packages (this may take a while)
sudo apt-get dist-upgrade
Install some additional useful packages (maybe some are preinstalled)
sudo apt-get install sudoku htop git build-essential autoconf automake screen curl binutils  
(It's always a good idea to have Sudoku installed :-)
Install the latest Raspberry Pi Firmware
sudo rpi-update
sudo reboot

Additional Information

German Information about Raspberry installation

Raspberry Pi Firmware-Update

General Information about Debian software installation / updates


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