Category: Debian

Installing Python cleanly on a minimal headless Raspberry Pi Debian Buster

So you have installed Debian Buster on your headless Raspberry Pi and you want to use Python and you want to make as few system changes as possible? Let’s do it. Python You want to install Python. Who am I kidding? You don’t want to install Python, but for some reason you need to. Could be that you’re going to install a Django-based application or service. Could be that you just want to experiment with […]

Installing Debian on a headless Raspberry Pi

EDIT: if you are planning to install Debian on a Raspberry 4 on an (USB) SSD by following this page, then make sure the Pi 4 bootloader is up to date first, because older bootloader versions won’t boot from USB. The simplest way to achieve this is by flashing the Raspberry Pi OS on an SD card, booting it on the RPi 4 (with the USB SSD unconnected), and running a full upgrade (which will […]