So I got my RaspberryPi today, and would like to share my RaspberryPi setup plan. These are some steps that you can use to kick start your RaspberryPi journey!

First Boot

Raspberry Pi’s Quick start guide explains the steps that are necessary for the first boot.

Setting up a static IP

You will most probably require a static IP to your RaspberryPi so you can access it over the network. To set up a static IP,  open up the terminal and enter:

$ sudo nano /etc/network/interfaces

This will allow you to edit the file. Change

iface eth0 inet dhcp


iface eth0 inet static

Below it, enter the following lines


After entering these lines, save the file (Ctrl+O) and exit (Ctrl+X)

Then reboot by entering:

$ sudo reboot

To check your IP enter:

$ ifconfig eth0

Enabling Remote Desktop

You will probably need to remotely log in to your machine. I followed this post and successfully configured remote desktop:

Changing the default password

It is always good to change the default password (‘raspberry’). To do this enter the following on the terminal:

$ passwd

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