Sam Hooke

These are rough notes from whatever I was working on, interested in or thinking about at the time. They vary greatly in quality and length, but prove useful to me, and hopefully to you too!

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Following this guide:

https://learn.adafruit.com/raspberry-pi-zero-creation/

Connected Raspberry Pi Zero W to my laptop via USB. (The data port, not the )

$ sudo dmesg | tail -5
[   45.277610] usb 1-2: new full-speed USB device number 5 using xhci_hcd
[   45.418166] usb 1-2: New USB device found, idVendor=0a5c, idProduct=2763
[   45.418172] usb 1-2: New USB device strings: Mfr=1, Product=2, SerialNumber=0
[   45.418176] usb 1-2: Product: BCM2708 Boot
[   45.418180] usb 1-2: Manufacturer: Broadcom

Download torrent of “Raspbian Stretch with desktop and recommended software”:

https://www.raspberrypi.org/downloads/raspbian/

Use Fletcher to install the image:

https://www.balena.io/etcher/

It can install the image from ZIP, no need to manually extract!

It failed verification the first time, but I tried again and it was successful.

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