When you first start a 3B+, there is a configuration application that runs. How can I restart that from the CLI? I need to start that application to simulate the initial start.

  • look at the cmdline.txt before first boot ... that should give you a clue ... it's dwc_otg.lpm_enable=0 console=serial0,115200 console=tty1 root=PARTUUID=7ee80803-02 rootfstype=ext4 elevator=deadline fsck.repair=yes rootwait quiet init=/usr/lib/raspi-config/init_resize.sh – Jaromanda X Jan 6 '19 at 6:41
  • @JaromandaX I think OP is talking about the GUI config wizard that was introduced not too long ago. Can't remember the name ATM – Dirk Jan 6 '19 at 16:39
  • that's the problem with vague questions, there's more than one vague answer, @Dirk – Jaromanda X Jan 6 '19 at 20:53
  • @JaromandaX true. BTW the name of the GUI wizard is piwiz. Needs admin privileges. See raspberrypi.org/blog/raspbian-update-june-2018 – Dirk Jan 7 '19 at 8:21

The answer, which i discovered quite quickly after posting the question is:

$ piwiz &

which does NOT require root/sudo.

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