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  • Raspberry Pi unit.
  • Cabled USB keyboard.
  • PC monitor (or similar) with HDMI input.
  • HDMI cable.
  • Power supply.
  • Micro SD card with a minimum of 4 GB capacity.

Install from windows

You need to add 3 programs to a windows PC to install and work with the raspberry computer: a sd-card image writer a sftp client and a ssh terminal.

Here I assume that you have these programs installed:

Install from a unix

Most distributions with GNU package installed, has native programsto support the operations needen.

To write a SD-card image, use this command:

    dd if=<the downloaded image file> of=</dev/sd?>

To connect to the filesystem, open your filemanager and write in the address line:

   sftp://<IP address of the RPI>

To access the ssh terminal, open a command line terminal and write:

   ssh <IP  address of the RPI>

Install Raspberian OS

Download Rasberian Stretch lite (zip file) -

Format your SD-card with a file system (doesn't matter which). It is recommended that you have only a single partition on the card, or no partitions.

The Linux distribution you have downloaded in the above ZIP file is provided as an ISO image. To install the image on to an SD card you need to use Etcher, which is a tool to transfer ISO files (and other image files) to portable storage media such as SD cards.

Launch Etcher, select your Raspberian Stretch Lite, select your SD card as the target, and start the transfer. When the transfer has completed, you are ready to boot your Raspberry Pi device with the card. Put the SD card into the device.

Connect and boot the device

For the first launch you will need to connect the power, keyboard and monitor. When the OS has booted you will be presented with a log-in prompt. The default username and password is:

user=pi password=raspberry

(also sometimes denoted as pi::raspberry)

Configure WiFi

If your device only supports WiFi (Pi Zero) you must first configure the Wifi settings. (Otherwise you may skip this section)

   sudo raspi-config

This will open a text-based menu that allows you to alter the configuration of your device.

Select "Network options (2)"


Select "Wi-fi":


Enter your local Wifi SSID (press <OK>)

Enter your local wifi password (press <OK>)

Exit the confifuration.

Basic configuration

Check network configuration if using DHCP

You can check that your device is connected correctly to your network by typing the following command:


It will output something like this:

   eth0: flags=4163<UP,BROADCAST,RUNNING,MULTICAST>  mtu 1500
       inet  netmask  broadcast
       inet6 fe80::34f8:a96a:72b4:fc0b  prefixlen 64  scopeid 0x20<link>
       ether b8:27:eb:67:57:97  txqueuelen 1000  (Ethernet)
       RX packets 28691  bytes 7663250 (7.3 MiB)
       RX errors 0  dropped 2  overruns 0  frame 0
       TX packets 4552  bytes 475357 (464.2 KiB)
       TX errors 0  dropped 0 overruns 0  carrier 0  collisions 0
   lo: flags=73<UP,LOOPBACK,RUNNING>  mtu 65536
       inet  netmask
       inet6 ::1  prefixlen 128  scopeid 0x10<host>
       loop  txqueuelen 1  (Local Loopback)
       RX packets 147  bytes 60441 (59.0 KiB)
       RX errors 0  dropped 0  overruns 0  frame 0
       TX packets 147  bytes 60441 (59.0 KiB)
       TX errors 0  dropped 0 overruns 0  carrier 0  collisions 0

Note the IP address under the "eth0" network interface -> inet

If your network is using DHCP, you should see your current IP address, subnet mask, gateway address and DNS servers.

Enable SSH connections

To configure the device remotely from another computer, you must enable SSH connections. Type the following command:

   sudo raspi-config

This will open a text-based menu that allows you to alter the configuration of your device.

Select "Interfacing options (5)"


Select "P2 Enable SSH"


Select "Yes"


Select "OK" to the verification


You are now ready to connect to the device from another computer. The easiest tool to use from a Windows PC is Putty.


Set lokation:

vælg menupunkter [Localisation Options] -> [Change Locale] vælg da_DK.UTF-8 UTF-8 tryk [space]-> [tab] til "ok" og tryk [Enter] vælg default: da_DK.UTF-8 UTF-8 [tab] til "ok" og tryk [Enter]

Establish remote connection

Launch Putty. Enter the IP address of the device into the "Host name or IP address" field. ENsure that SSH is selected as the connection type, and click "Open" at the bottom of the program.

The first time you connect, a warning about encryption keys will be displayed. You can safely select "Yes" to proceed, and get the SSH terminal window.

Log in to the device using the default credentials again.

Configure network parameters manually

If you need to configure the network settings manually in order to fit the device to your network, use the following commands:

   sudo nano /etc/network/interfaces

This will open a text editor with the network parameters. Append the below text to the end of the file. Adapt the addresses to fit your own network. Click [CTRL][X] to exit. Select [Y] to save the changes. Your file should look something like this:

   auto lo
   iface lo inet loopback
   auto eth0
   iface eth0 inet static

Add nameservers

   sudo nano /etc/resolv.conf.head

Disable dhcp:

   sudo systemctl disable dhcpcd.service

Disable IPv6:

   echo "net.ipv6.conf.all.disable_ipv6=1" | sudo tee -a /etc/sysctl.conf

Restart network:

   sudo service networking restart

You will loose the connection. So noew you have to connect to the new address, to continue the installation.

Create new user account

Create an administrator account for SmartCore:

   sudo adduser --ingroup www-data admin
  1. Press [Enter] to use default values or Specify values you prefer.
  2. Type and re-type a password when prompted
  3. At the end, type 'Y' to commit and exit.

Add groups to the new user

   sudo usermod -a -G sudo,dialout,audio,video,input,i2c,gpio  admin 

Add groups to the SmartCore user account

   sudo usermod -G gpio www-data

Set file permissions to allow sharing of files with the smartCore server:

   sudo nano /etc/profile
   # insert this line at the bottom
   umask 002

Login with the new administrator account:

   sudo login

Delete pi default account:

   sudo deluser pi

Set FTP file creation rights

Edit the the file /etc/ssh/sshd_config:

  sudo nano /etc/ssh/sshd_config

find the line: Subsystem sftp /usr/lib/openssh/sftp-server (At the end of the file)

Change it to (or insert):

   Subsystem sftp /usr/lib/openssh/sftp-server -u 0002

Save the file with: [ctrl]+[x] Then press [y],[enter] to confirm

Restart the SSH server:

   sudo service ssh restart

Set timezone

Set the timezone to UTC

   sudo dpkg-reconfigure tzdata

Choose other->UTC

Install software

Install linux packages needed:

   sudo apt-get update
   sudo apt-get install npm php-cgi postgresql postgresql-contrib php-pgsql
   Do you want to continue? [Y/n]

Install node version manager

   sudo -s
   cd /home/admin
   apt-get install git
   git clone nvm
   rm -R nvm
   . nvm/
   nvm install 10

Answer "Y" and press [Enter] Make sure there are no error messages.

Create SmartCore directory: Type the below

   sudo mkdir /home/smartcore
   cd /home/smartcore
   chown www-data:www-data .
   chmod 775 .

Connect with SFTP

You will need to know the IP Address of your smartcore

To find the Ip address of your smartcore:

   Please consult the section #Basic configuration
   Note the eth0 line highlighted in bold letters
   In our example the IP Address is

Open the file manager of windows

   In the search bar:Type in: sftp://admin@  - replace with your IP address.

A password prompt will open

   Type in: [Password you set earlier]
   You should now see the root directory of the raspberry
   Futu-rum: Please show a screenshot of the root folder

From Windows using WINSCP PROGRAM

We are using the Winscp program to access the Raspberry PI

You will be prompted when activating the winscp program


Login details User:

   Type in admin


   Type in [Password you set]


IP Address Check the #Basic configuration section for finding your IP address

Once you are logged in, you should see the /home/smartcore folder


We now have access to the Raspberry PI's smartcore folder

From Ubuntu

Open the filemanager and type the following in the address line:


It will prompt you for the password. You can now access the filesystem on the smartcore.

Copying the Smartcore files onto the RaspBerry Pi


   Find the link named
   Download it, unpack and copy to the PI

Install database tables

****** Jesper todo :<) ******************

   sudo -u postgres psql 

Copy and paste the followin SQL to the command postgres prompt:

Set administrator password:

   ALTER USER postgres WITH PASSWORD '<The password you use for the admin user>';

Create SmartCore database

   CREATE DATABASE smartcore;

Create SmartCore user:

   CREATE USER "www-data"  WITH PASSWORD 'the secret database password';
   ALTER DATABASE smartcore OWNER TO "www-data";

Create tables etc:

   \c smartcore
   \i /home/smartcore/public/context/system/operation/database/DBregenerate.sql

If no errors occurred, exit the SQL terminal by typing:


Edit Postgres settings:

   sudo nano /etc/postgresql/9.6/main/postgresql.conf

Find the the line with autovacuum and change it to:

   autovacuum = on

Press [Ctrl] + [X] confirm and press enter to exit the editor

Configure startup script

Smartcore uses init.d method to initialize startup script. (Soon to be Deprecated)

 sudo ln -s /home/smartcore/smartcore.d /etc/init.d/smartcore 
 sudo chmod 755 /home/smartcore/smartcore.d
 sudo update-rc.d smartcore defaults

Install node modules

Install node packages: express express-session ws body-parser cookie-parser ini pg serve-favicon winston wildcard sphp timexe

   cd /home/smartcore
   sudo npm install

Set file permissions

   sudo chown root:root /home/smartcore
   sudo chown www-data:www-data /home/smartcore/public
   chmod 777 /home/smartcore/public/var