How to install Banana Pi?


Get your Banana Pi:

Banana Pi

Banana Pi is utilized as a server. A complete frivolous sharing based on Debian Wheezy, which is formulated for use as low resource, speed and security. A Perfect server, without any frills, GUI, nothing but pure OS. Download the image and mount it onto your SD Card. After the installation of image on the SD card is over, plug your SD Card to your Banana Pi and hook up your network cable and give power to it.

You should be cautious that the Banana Pi possesses two Micro-USB connectors. In the middle SATA power connector and SATA connector, connector for power is located; therefore when at other Micro USB port, power is connected, the computer will not start.

Depending on the SD card booting will takes place. When the spigot of green LED light is visible the booting of the computer gets finished.

Currently, you have to login, the router will dispense the computer an IP address by the means of DHCP, when the computer is started for the foremost time. But, you need to find out the IP address, if the computer is not joined with the monitor. You can have a look at which IP- address is assigned to the computer by logging in to your router along with a browser and then you can have a look at the router. With the IP address you can log in to your Banana Pi, „bananapi“.

Log on to Banana Pi with the given command by opening a shell, program putty needs to be installed with the windows users.

ssh -l root IP-ADDRESS

„pi“ is the default password for user root.

Enter the given command to finish the installation and to customize the computer’s layout.


A script is accomplished, where you can modify the subsequent scenery:

the keyboard layout

the root password

the time zone

the character set

the hostname

the video acceleration – by default this is disabled.

If you wish to run the Banana Pi as a simple server devoid of connected monitor, you can depart this disabled. So, the operating system requirements only about 25 MB of memory.

The USB OTG status

The size of the root files system (Which ought to be prolonged to the bulk of the SD card)

You are done with the installation. But prior to restarting the computer, we give him a stationary IP. Hence, you need not have to hunt for it after resuming yet again.

This is set in the file /etc/network/interfaces and is previously organized.

You mere include comment out the line „iface eth0 inet dhcp“ and uncomment „iface eth0 inet static“ and the subsequent lines.

The file ought to appear somewhat like this:

root@bananaserv ~ # nano /etc/network/interfaces

# interfaces(5) file used by ifup(8) and ifdown(8)

auto lo

iface lo inet loopback

auto eth0

# dhcp configuration

# iface eth0 inet dhcp

# static ip configuration

iface eth0 inet static




The Internet Protocol address in „address“ plus „gateway“ have to be of course modified to your personal settings.

You are done after saving the file. You can login to the new address and the new password, after the reboot.


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