Boot up Rasbian Wheezzy correctly

With a touch of here and there information here my step to boot up the pi to a convenient setup ready for more action.
I use  Raspbian “wheezy”

Fix raspi config

  • Upon the first boot or using sudo raspi-config
  • Simply fix the needed
    • add the region language,
    • set location,
    • timezone
    • pi (root) password
  • Do not extent the partition yeat or overclock or memory split…..

Tethering (Samsung Notes 10.1, maybe othes too…..)

In case you want to tether an internet connection from a phone and tablet simply connect to usb and boot your pi.(Be sure the tethering options in active in your phone or tablet setting)

  1. sudo su
  2. ifconfig (Check if usb0 is in the list… else reboot)
  3. dhclient usb0
  4. ifconfig (Confirm that usb0 have an ip address)… Voila your tethering is working upon receiving an Ip addresse.. You can ping the address to be sure…

Add gparted to help partition edition with GUI and swap adding

  • sudo apt-get install gparted
  • Now create the swap 1024+512=1036meg and move the swap partition to the end of the SD card. (S0 later we can increase the /root partition using raspi-config )
  • create a new directory to be mounted call /swap
    • sudo mkdir /swap
    • sudo chmod 600 /swap
  • Using nano edit the /etc/fstap
  • sudo nano /etc/fstab
    • add the below line at the end
    • /dev/mmcblkOp3               /swap                    swap    defaults        0     0
    • sudo raspi-config and click expand_rootfs
    • Simply follow the instruction and reboot

Add slim (display manager) and a new user without admin right

  • sudo su
  • apt-get install slim
  • adduser display
    • simply add password or not in my case the new user is call display.

Install the missing  pi Store and others defaults pi store app

Add the gnome Network Manager for a better fluidity in the process

  • sudo su
  • apt-get update
  • apt-get dist-upgrade
  • apt-get install network-manger
  • apt-get install network-manger-gnome

Add other defaults app

  • sudo su
  • apt-get install filezilla vlc chromium-browser
  • (Use the 224MB memory split in raspi-config, Use a fast SD card )


  • Edit the files  .bashrc for all created user so you get to set your desired alias or uncomment some defaults one

Updates in case you change setting

  • sudo apt-get update

Fix squeak

  1. sudo apt-get install zip
  2. Download the wget
  3. nzip
  4. If you haven’t started Squeak before, you won’t have the directory structure (/home/pi/squeak) needed to make this easy, so go ahead and start Squeak. Click the “Okay” button, and then close it out or kill the process.
  5. Copy the resource files into the Squeak directory. In the terminal window… Type: cp /home/pi/* /home/pi/squeak
  6. Start Squeak from the menu, and all should be good to go. has a number of resources to learn Smalltalk. There’s a good book on the subject at



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