i have problems with my raspberry pi 3.

I use windows 10 on my laptot and it is ethernet connected. I have installed centos 7 into a micro sd through Universal-USB-Installer (centos is without any graphic interface). I put the micro sd inside the raspberry pi and connected it with ethernet to the router. I found the ip address of the raspberry pi in the router configuration page (it is automatically set to static).

Tried a ssh connection with putty but i have the connection time out error. Now i'm trying to ping it from my laptot prompt and the error is "host unreachable"

Can you help me?

  • Any reason you didn't use Raspbian?
    – CoderMike
    Apr 4, 2020 at 19:14
  • @CoderMike just because i already used centos
    – Desmond
    Apr 4, 2020 at 19:36

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To the best of my knowledge (its a few years out of date for RH/Centos), SSH is not even installed by default on 6 (7+ you should be able to skip this step):

You need to use yum to install it first:

sudo yum –y install openssh-server

Then start it (not sure if enable auto-starts or not):

sudo systemctl enable sshd
sudo systemctl start sshd

This does mean that the first boot has to be with a keyboard and screen.

TBH - as per CoderMike I would use Raspbian as lots more support is available on the net for this.

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