Quick Deployment

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The instructions, configuration files and scripts referred to in this section can all be found in the peach-config repo.

Prerequisite Steps

Download the latest Debian Buster preview image for RPi3 and flash it to an SD card.

Note: Be sure to use the correct device location in the dd command, otherwise you risk wiping another connected USB device. sudo dmesg | tail can be run after plugging in the SD card to determine the correct device location:

wget https://raspi.debian.net/verified/20200831_raspi_3.img.xz
xzcat 20190628_raspberry-pi-3_buster_PREVIEW.img.xz | sudo dd of=/dev/mmcblk0 bs=64k oflag=dsync status=progress

On Mac OS, use the following command to flash the SD card:

xzcat 20190628_raspberry-pi-3_buster_PREVIEW.img.xz | sudo dd of=/dev/sdcarddisc

Alternatively, use Etcher.

Note: if the above image link stops working, you can find the complete list of Raspberry Pi Debian images here.


Quick setup commands to connect to a local WiFi network over the wlan0 interface (assuming eth0 connection is not possible):

# username
# password (by default raspberry debian requires no password, so we set the password for root here)
# set interface up (run command twice if you receive 'link is not ready' error on first try)
ip link set wlan0 up
# append ssid and password for wifi access point
wpa_passphrase <SSID> <PASS> > /etc/wpa_supplicant/wpa_supplicant.conf
# open wpa_supplicant.conf
nano /etc/wpa_supplicant/wpa_supplicant.conf

[ Add the following two lines to top of file ]


[ Save and exit ]

# open network interfaces config
nano /etc/network/interfaces

[ Add the following lines to the file ]

auto lo
iface lo inet loopback

allow-hotplug wlan0
auto wlan0
iface wlan0 inet dhcp
    wpa-conf /etc/wpa_supplicant/wpa_supplicant.conf

[ Save and exit ]

reboot now

[ Pi should now be connected to the WiFi network ]


The setup_dev_env.py script can be executed once your Pi is internet-connected and git and python have been installed. It takes a <USER> argument to create a new system user. You will be prompted to enter a password for your newly created user. The script will install system requirements and copy configuration files relating to networking, I2C and RTC.

TODO: Add flags to (de)select I2C, RTC and Rust install & config. Flags should also be added which allow the installer to choose between development environment and release environment configuration.

apt update
apt install git python
git clone https://github.com/peachcloud/peach-config.git
cd peach-config
python scripts/setup_dev_env.py <USER>