The Raspberry Pi 3 is the reference platform for SatNOGS. You can try using various distributions for this (eg. Arch, Fedora), but the one we suggest is our custom image based on latest Raspbian.
You can download the latest Raspbian SatNOGS image following the links from the latest tag on GitLab. Click on the cloud icon and then click "Download release". You will get an Artifacts.zip file:
The current artifacts list consists of:
- A Zipped image file
- An Image info file
- A SHA256 checksums file
Data integrity verification
You should verify the data integrity of the artifacts by checking the SHA256 checksums. On Linux, run
sha256sum -c sha256sums in the directory where the artifacts are downloaded
$ sha256sum -c sha256sums 2017-09-29-Raspbian-SatNOGS-master-lite.info: OK image_2017-09-29-Raspbian-SatNOGS-master-lite.zip: OK
Follow the usual Raspbian flashing instructions, and boot your Raspberry Pi.
If you are using wired Ethernet you should get connectivity right away. If you are using wireless then see this doc for network configuration instructions.
Once your Raspberry Pi is booted, log in with username "pi" password "raspberry" and run:
You will want to be sure to do the following:
- Set a strong, unique password
- Change localization settings:
- by default the rpi locale is configured for EN-GB, change as appropriate (ie: to EN_US.UTF-8)
- set timezone (we recommend UTC so your logs match the times in Network)
- set keyboard layout, again this is defaulting to a UK layout
- set wifi country
- expand filesystem
- Finish and reboot
SSH to the Raspberry Pi with user "pi" and password "raspberry" (no quotes).
Follow SatNOGS Client Setup instructions to configure the system.