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Installing motionEyeOS on Raspberry Pi Zero W

13 Apr 2017 . category: linux . Comments
#linux #raspberry pi #motioneyeos

What you need:

  • Raspberry Pi Zero W
  • Power cord
  • owered USB hub (Might be able to use non-powered)
  • USB to micro USB for Keyboard
  • USB to Ethernet
  • MicroSD Card

What to do:

Load the right image

Go to the release page and get an image from at least 20170326 or later.
Download the image for the Rasberry Pi
Load that image on to your MicroSD Card. More Info

Plug in all the things.

Hook up your ethernet to you USB hub
Hook up your keyboard to your USB hub
Plug in your USB hub to your RPiZW using the USB to micro USB
Insert your MicroSD Card in to the Pi.
Plug in your power cord and let it initialize.

Make some changes to enable wifi

Log in as root with no password
Run these commands:

mount -o remount,rw /
mount -o remount,rw /boot

Edit this file:

vi /data/etc/wpa_supplicant.conf

With this data:


    psk="<WiFi Password>"
    ssid="<WiFi SSID>"

Now edit this file:

vi /data/etc/static_ip.conf

With this data:


Finish up

You can now reboot by typing reboot or unpluging your Pi and plugging it back in.
As it is rebooting you can unplug the ethernet cable from you hub.
You should see it start up and connect to your WiFi connection.

You can then go to the IP address in your web browser that you set in yor static_ip.conf file.
The default login should be admin with no password.

For further configuration please visit the motionEyeOS Wiki


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