I just installed raspbian lite on my pi3 and don't have a keyboard to set it up with, I need some way of sending keyboard output to the pi so that I can configure SSH, I have a PC running windows 10 and an android Marshmallow Phone, is this possible? ps. I don't want to mod any kernels. if there is an app available for free, I'll try that. thanks

  • "keyboard output for RPI3" -- Input/output is referenced in relation to the CPU (in this case your RPi) rather than a peripheral device. So the keyboard would be an input to the RPi. – sawdust Apr 26 '18 at 8:08
  • That's true, yes. – Jacob Schneider Apr 26 '18 at 11:09

From the documentation, found via googling:

For headless setup, SSH can be enabled by placing a file named ssh, without any extension, onto the boot partition of the SD card from another computer. When the Pi boots, it looks for the ssh file. If it is found, SSH is enabled and the file is deleted. The content of the file does not matter; it could contain text, or nothing at all.

If you have loaded Raspbian onto a blank SD card, you will have two partitions. The first one, which is the smaller one, is the boot partition. Place the file into this one.

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