Thanks for the article. I followed your instructions and got my first Pi project up and running without a hitch. Headless, of course, because it’s being used as a shared network file and media server.
A few details and observations:
1. raspberrypi.org has excellent instructions on how to install the raspbian img to an SD card using any host, including Linux. Yes, I use a Linux host for stuff like this.
2. Finding your Pi on the network. Sure you can show us how you find your Pi using your router. But there are so many different routers out there. A more universal way to go about this would be to install a network scanner tool on your phone, make sure it is connected to your network, and run the scanner.
an other possibility would be to set a static IP address by editing the interfaces file while the SD card is still mounted to the host.
3. Change the default password. Your Pi will tell you this (and why) when you first SSH into it with your default password.