The new Raspberry Pi B+ was released on July 14th 2014. The following link does all justice to explaining the improved features of B+. Please refer it here : Raspberry Pi B+
The moment I had this credit card sized thing on my palm, I was so excited to get started with it. I downloaded Raspbian from Raspberry Pi Downloads Page and unzipped it. This is the image file you get after the unzip operation: 2014-06-20-wheezy-raspbian.img. I used the SanDisk 8GB Class 4 Micro SD card and dd tool to write to it. Refer Installing images on Linux here ( Please note, I did bs=1M with dd tool while writing). This was one of the guide I was following Quick Start Guide
But then, wait! Do you need a HDMI TV or display monitor, USB keyboard and a USB mouse to connect to it? Oh really!? I was not interested to invest any further.
Here is what I did:
- I inserted the Micro SD card into the slot behind.
- I had a micro USB cable my for Nexus 5. I used the same for the 5V power supply
- I had an Ethernet crossover cable already with me for some VPN stuffs. I took one of them and connected one end to the router and the other end to the Pi Ethernet Port (next to 4 USB Ports)
- Next, I used my laptop to connect to my Pi in the same network.
- On my laptop,
- Opened Terminal. Typed in $ ifconfig to get to know the IP address.
- For ex: if inet addr:192.168.0.101 then our Pi should have inet addr:192.168.0.*
- Execute $ nmap -T4 -F 192.168.0.* on the terminal ( as per the example considered ) This will scan all the hosts which are up and then lists out the open ports. You will find Pi as one among them.
- After installing, type $ sudo zenmap
- Type Target as 192.168.0.*
- Choose Profile as Quick Scan
- Click on Scan
- This will list the Raspberry Pi MAC Address and the IP Address