I'll be using it at a later date to create a simple PHP-based To-Do list type system, which I'll cover in later posts.
Download and install the latest version of Raspbian from the Raspberry Pi website.
As I'm using linux, the command I needed was:
sudo dd bs=4M if=2014-01-07-wheezy-raspbian.img of=/dev/sdh
Boot up the Pi and go through initial setup:
- Expand filesystem
- Change user password
- Boot to console
- Enable SSH Server
- Force audio through 3.5mm
- Update tool to latest version
- sudo apt-get update
- sudo apt-get upgrade
Install the LAMP stack:
- sudo apt-get install apache2 php5 mysql-client mysql-server
(Optional) Install PHPMyAdmin
- sudo apt-get install phpmyadmin
This should boot the PHPMyAdmin installer tool:
- In the first screen select the web server to configure (apache2).
- Select yes to configure database for phpmyadmin with dbconfig-common.
- Enter the root MySQL password. Create a phpmyadmin password for the sql server.
sudo shutdown -h now
Once the systems shutdown, remove the memory card and make a backup of the cards data. I use the
ddcommand again to create a gzipped image
- dd if=/dev/sdh | gzip > /path/to/backups/backupname.img.gz
This allows backups to be restored just as easily, using the command
- gunzip -c /path/to/backups/backupname.img.gz | dd of=/dev/sdh
If you want to run the Pi 'headless' - without screen or keyboard, now would be a good time to disconnect them.
Once the backup is done, put the SD card back in the Pi, and reboot.
Give it a little while to reboot, and then from your P, connect to it via SSH. On linux this is a command like
- ssh HostnameOrIP -l pi
Once logged in, you can control the Pi from the command line as you were able to previously.