The time has finally come – our new image is available. To download it please go to our shop.
Before you upload the new image on your RevPi Core, we recommend that you save all the data that are important for you. There are a number of ways to save your data. In this tutorial, we will which ones we feel are the most sensible.
- Your PC
- Mains adapter for the power supply
- USB 2.0 type A cable – connector on USB 2.0 type micro B – connector
- USB stick
Download these files/programmes and install the programmes on your PC:
Saving old image
- Connect the mini USB port of your RevPi Core with a USB A port on your PC.
- Open RPi Boot.
- Connect you RevPi Core with a power supply
RPi Boot will now search for you RevPi Core. The following window will open:
Your RevPi Core has now been recognised.
- Click on “Continue without check”
- Open Win32 Disk Imager.
The following window will open:
- Click on the folder symbol.
- Select the USB stick where the image is to be saved.
- Write the name of the file that the image should have at the end of the selection. The name has to end in “img”.
- Select your RevPi Core in the drop-down list. Only the drive initials are shown for selection. If you no longer know which one it is you can look it up in Explorer. Your RevPi Core can be found under “Device with removal media”. It is displayed as “boot”.
- Click on “Read”.
Your image will now be saved. The process may take a few minutes. You will be given confirmation that the file has been created.
- Download Jessie here
- Unpack the download
- Open WinMD5Free
- The programme begins with the calculation of the MD5 checksum
- The calculated checksum will be shown in a few seconds
- the *.MD5 file from the unpacked download with an editor. The file is called for example 2017-05-31-revpi-jessie.md5
- Copy the MD5 sum and enter it in the “Original file MD5 checksum value …” box and click on the “Verify” button.
- When the “Matched!” dialogue is shown then the image is correct.
- Should however “NOT Matched” appear then the image is not correct. On occasions, it can happen when downloading or copying. You will have to download the image once again before being able to continue. Start Install Jessie once again.
- Open Win32 Disk Imager
- Select your RevPi Core in the drop-down list. Only the drive initials are shown for selection. If you no longer know which one it is, you can look it up in Explorer. Your RevPi Core can be found under “Device with removal media”. It is displayed as “boot”.
It is possible that data will be destroyed if you mistakenly choose the wrong device.
- Click on the folder symbol.
- Select your image file.
- Click on “Write”.
Your image will now be downloaded onto RevPi Core. The process can take a few minutes. You will receive a confirmation when the file has been transferred:
If you are using Stretch as your image, you will be asked which RevPi device you are using the first time you log in.
- Specify that you are using a RevPi Connect. The data you need for RevPi Connect is then stored in the image. If you leave the wrong device, it is possible that your device is not working properly.
- You need to log in on your RevPi device once.
At the first login, the login name is pi and the password is raspberry. The German keyboard layout is set for your device. Since this layout changes regionally, you may need to change the user name:
|Keyboard layout by country||Username|
|Denmark, UK, USA||raspberrz|
If you are using Stretch, you will first be asked which RevPi device you are using.
- Enter the serial number and MAC address shown on the orange front Panel.
(1) MAC address, (2) Serial number
The password for the next login is automatically reset to the default password on the sticker on the side of the RevPi.
- Restart the RevPi with sudo reboot. It can only be used to its full extent after the restart.