I bought the Raspberry Pi Model B (Raspberry Pi Ultimate Starter Kit off Amazon) thinking this would be my first and final purchase for a while, but have been unsuccessful in getting the computer running without a keyboard. I followed the endless tutorials online about a "headless setup" and want to avoid buying more if I don't have to, especially just starting out.
Here is what I did.
I downloaded the zip file for Raspbian.
I formatted my SD card using tutorial on elinux.org titled "On Mac OSX--Using system tools mostly graphical interface". There are some nice videos that I watched in tandem (Keith's Pi Tutorial).
ATTEMPT 1 - Use the console cable (as suggested by the YouTube video cited above) and written down in the Adafruit tutorial (Lesson 5 on their site). Unfortunately, I got an error elaborated in this post, Using a Console Cable, Error "Could not find PTY", MAC.
Question for Attempt 1: Where is the
/etc/inittab file elaborated in the post above and numerous online forums? Does this directory exist even if I haven't booted up and configured my Raspberry Pi? If it does exist, how do I access it?
ATTEMPT 2 - I tried plugging in my Raspberry Pi to a router, but did not find its IP address. On the terminal, I used:
I got a list of IP addresses as shown in the picture of my terminal.
I then tried to SSH into the Pi using the command:
and each time got
connection refused. Then I accessed my router by navigating to
http://192.168.0.1/. However, still no new IP addresses was listed there. I then tried downloading the application "Pi Finder". But again, no luck. I then thought maybe the Wi-Fi USB accessory included in the kit might improve my chances. But it did not.
Question for Attempt 2: Where is the IP Address for my Pi? Again, am I experiencing difficulties since I haven't configured my Pi yet? Why is the IP address not showing up?