This is my first time using a pi, and first time using ssh, so please be patient and clear. Thanks for the help!
I am trying to run my pi headless, using my laptop's monitor and keybaord. I already have Raspian installed on a mini sd card, which is in the pi. The pi is powered on and connected via ethernet cable to my wireless router. I logged into the router and discovered the pi (which is labeled "recovery" for some reason) and its IP address.
I installed openssh-server on the laptop with which I'd like to control the pi, which currently runs Ubuntu 15.04:
sudo apt-get install openssh-server
I ran a few other commands I'd found related to using ssh for the purpose of pi:
systemctl enable sshd.service systemctl start sshd.service matt:~$ systemctl status sshd.service ● ssh.service - OpenBSD Secure Shell server Loaded: loaded (/lib/systemd/system/ssh.service; enabled; vendor preset: enabled) Active: active (running) since Sun 2017-02-12 16:11:38 EST; 1min 27s ago Main PID: 9424 (sshd) CGroup: /system.slice/ssh.service └─9424 /usr/sbin/sshd -D Feb 12 16:11:38 <MY COMPUTER> systemd: Started OpenBSD Secure Shell server. Feb 12 16:11:38 <MY COMPUTER> systemd: Starting OpenBSD Secure Shell server... Feb 12 16:11:38 <MY COMPUTER> sshd: Server listening on 0.0.0.0 port 22. Feb 12 16:11:38 <MY COMPUTER> sshd: Server listening on :: port 22.
However when I try to open the pi using ssh, I get this:
matt:~$ ssh pi@<PI IP from router> ssh: connect to host 192.168.1.4 port 22: Connection refused