Headless Boot Of Raspberry Pi Using A Static IP Address

(Looking for headless boot using DHCP?)

If you don’t have a DHCP server running on your home network, or you want to allocate a specific ip address for your Pi – maybe because you want to access it via a second network port on a local machine, or via a standard hub – you can still headless boot by setting the ip address on the SD card beforehand.

You will need:

  1. A computer running Linux (mine is Fedora 20).
  2. A Raspberry Pi and compatible power adapter.
  3. An ethernet cable.
  4. An SD card for the Pi OS

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Headless Boot Of Raspberry Pi Using DHCP

I’ve been meaning to do something with this amazing little machine for a long time. It really appeals to me because you can use it just like an embedded target device – in other words, you can do embedded programming at home for very little cost.

This tutorial walks you through the set-up of your Pi without all those pesky peripherals, like a keyboard and monitor.

This is known as a headless boot, and it’s a basic embedded technique for dealing with target devices.

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