Tried Raspberry Pi 3 : Setting it up
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I got a Raspberry around Dec 2019, took it to my college and there it was kept for more than 2 years, partly because of academic commitments and partly due to my college shifting to online mode due to Covid-19 pandemic I never got a chance to use it.
Recently after coming back to campus for my final semester and with a lot of time in hand I decided to use my RPi for script automation. As y'all must be aware, RPi 3 is history , with the advent of RPi 4 there were very few articles about how to set RPi 3. Nonetheless I found a very good article whose link I will provide below and followed all the steps. Soon I had installed Raspbian lite .
One of my dexterous also suggested to use zsh instead of bash and he insisted on installing tmux and his custom dotfiles which are indeed really helpful.
So the OS is installed and I SSHed into the RPi
Next I wanted was to create a disk image of current installation as a backup just in case I mess this up. Again the same website came handy.I created a disk image using this article.
Now I wanted to tinker more and tried to mount a USB pendrive to my RPi. To my horror, it was showing up I did
and I couldnt find it .
Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on /dev/root 29G 1.6G 27G 6% / devtmpfs 326M 0 326M 0% /dev tmpfs 455M 0 455M 0% /dev/shm tmpfs 182M 704K 182M 1% /run tmpfs 5.0M 4.0K 5.0M 1% /run/lock /dev/mmcblk0p1 253M 30M 223M 12% /boot tmpfs 91M 0 91M 0% /run/user/1000
Then I tried
and there it was showing sda1
NAME MAJ:MIN RM SIZE RO TYPE MOUNTPOINT sda 8:0 1 7.5G 0 disk └─sda1 8:1 1 7.5G 0 part mmcblk0 179:0 0 29.6G 0 disk ├─mmcblk0p1 179:1 0 256M 0 part /boot └─mmcblk0p2 179:2 0 29.3G 0 part /
I then headed back to Internet and found an automatic way to mount the USB using this article.
Finally I rebooted my RPi and now the pendrive was mounted properly. This has been my experience with Raspberry till now.
PS: First article ever.
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