Over the past 2 years a lot has changed in this guide. As of February 13th 2017 really big parts of this guide have been rewritten. I am sure there are people who can do this a lot better than I. Click on the Download ZIP button under 'NOOBS (offline and network install)', and select a folder to save it to. It is best to format your SD card before copying the NOOBS files onto it.
The following part comes from Matt Wilcox' guide I use later on. We won't be using the desktop (we're going to run headless), and disabling the boot to desktop option will free up some system resources so the Pi performs better.This specific part from his guide I will use right now. If raspi-config isn't open yet, type: Do the following: We'll be deleting the default "pi" user account later (for security) but right now, if you were connected to the internet your Pi would be susceptible to someone SSHing into it - because every Pi has the same default password. If you're in the UK then it's already set to use UK English in UTF8 - if not, pick the best choice for your location and if you can, a UTF-8 version of your locale. I used US-UTF8 and my timezone is in Amsterdam Your 'hostname' is simply the name of the Pi itself, you can choose anything but don't use special characters or spaces.We have to tell Raspbian to no longer automatically login with user Pi.We're gonna make a little change in a file called: /etc/systemd/system/getty.target.wants/[email protected] Type: The system will ask you for a password. Use the password you made for this user during the raspi-config configuration in the previous chapter.G:/ In SD Formatter, select the drive letter for your SD card and format it.
Once your SD card has been formatted, drag all the files in the extracted NOOBS folder and drop them onto the SD card drive.After hours of updating settings and getting nowhere, I stumbled across a blog post that set me in the right direction.Rather than do this process again when Apple releases a new upgrade, I decided to document the steps I took to get this working (more for a reference for myself, but also to help those with the same issues).I personally use Google Apps, so this process is for those also trying to authenticate through Gmail.This process is much simpler if you don’t need SSL encryption when sending mail.I would recommend backing up this file in case anything happens.