Friday, 4 July 2014

Banana pi: Enhanced Quick start (Headless enabled image)

Currently, the standard Banane Pi Lubuntu image doesn’t come with a ssh server installed. Lacking this package it is impossible to boot your Banana pi out of the box in headless mode. I took the latest Lunbuntu image (version 3.0), did a quick updated and installed some extra packages to allow you to boot up without a screen or keyboard attached, as an extra I added an new user with sudo privileges. Enjoy…


  • Download the image (zip) here
    • MD5: c8e1b7b6f496a726b8c2e610e0dabe46
    • SHA1: 673883bf7533167784ff4516f1b78d79e80a80d5
  • Download the image (rar) here
    • MD5: b634d2eff57e4d5eb655fc47076e2a6f
    • SHA1: eac00468155cba821f023a9d544df4686762c7da

Image login:

  • root/root!
  • pi/raspberry
ssh pi@bananapi.local


Extra packages - vim - htop - screen
Summary of the commands
> sudo apt-get install vim htop screen openssh-server
> useradd pi -m -s /bin/bash
> passwd pi
> adduser pi sudo
Renamed the hostname to bananapi
> vim /etc/hostname
> vim /etc/hosts