Building The Raspberry Pi: System Configuration Tool

Raspberry PiThis post is part of the series on building my new Raspberry Pi; this series is a sub-series of the Adventures with a Raspberry Pi.

The first time you start the Raspberry Pi, it will automatically load the System Configuration Tool; this is where you can change a number of settings like the password, language or network settings.

I’m going to run throuhg the settings I changed, starting with option 1; change the user password:

Raspberry Pi Software Configuration Tool menu with Change User Password selected

Hit OK on the confirmation dialog:

You will now be asked to enter a new password for the pi user

Enter your password and then click OK on the confirmation dialog:

Password changed successfully

Next, I’m going to change the Localisation options:

Raspberry Pi Software Configuration Tool menu with Localisation Options selected

Select Change Locale:

Raspberry Pi Software Configuration Tool Localisation Options menu showing Change Locale selected

Select your locale from the list and hit the right cursor key to move down to the OK button. I selected the following locale:

en_GB.UTF-8 UTF8

You will then be prompted to set a default locale for the system and then click OK:

Select default system locale

Scroll down and select Network Options:

Raspberry Pi Software Configuration Tool menu showing NetWork Options selected

Select Hostname:

Raspberry Pi Software Configuration Tool Network Options menu with Hostname selected

Click OK on the dialog explaining the valid characters for the hostname:

Valid characters for hostname dialog

Enter your new hostname and click OK; I’m planning to use this machine as a Pi-Hole so have used an obvious name:

Please enter a hostname

When prompted click Yes to reboot the Raspberry Pi:

Would you like to reboot now?

To access the System Configuration Tool again in future, you can use the following command:

sudo raspi-config

Full details of how System Configuration Tool works is available on the official site.

Adventures With A Raspberry Pi

Adventures With A Raspberry Pi
Building The Raspberry Pi: CanaKit Raspberry Pi 3 B+ Complete Starter Kit
Building The Raspberry Pi: Raspberry Pi Build
Building The Raspberry Pi: Install Operating System
Building The Raspberry Pi: First Run
Building The Raspberry Pi: System Configuration Tool
Building The Raspberry Pi: Enable SSH For Remote Access
Building The Raspberry Pi: Securing the Raspberry Pi
Building The Raspberry Pi: Conclusion
Installing Pi-hole On A Raspberry Pi: What is Pi-hole?
Installing Pi-hole On A Raspberry Pi: Install Pi-hole
Installing Pi-hole On A Raspberry Pi: Change Pi-hole Admin Password
Installing Pi-hole On A Raspberry Pi: Configure Network to use Pi-hole
Using Pi-hole On A Raspberry Pi: Blocked Adverts
Using Pi-hole On A Raspberry Pi: Admin Interface
Using Pi-hole On A Raspberry Pi: Disabling Pi-hole
Using Pi-hole On A Raspberry Pi: Whitelisting a Site
Using Pi-hole On A Raspberry Pi: Update Blocklists
Using Pi-hole On A Raspberry Pi: Maintain Blocklists
Using Pi-hole On A Raspberry Pi: Change DNS Servers
Using Pi-hole On A Raspberry Pi: Connecting With SSH
Using Pi-hole On A Raspberry Pi: Updating the Pi-hole
Using Pi-hole On A Raspberry Pi: Conclusion
What Else Can I Use It For?
Prepare New SD Card For Raspberry Pi OS: Download SD Card Formatter
Prepare New SD Card For Raspberry Pi OS: Install SD Card Formatter
Prepare New SD Card For Raspberry Pi OS: Format SD Card
Prepare New SD Card For Raspberry Pi OS: Download NOOBS
Prepare New SD Card For Raspberry Pi OS: Copy Files To The SD Card
Prepare New SD Card For Raspberry Pi OS: Conclusion

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