First launch Picroft on headless RPi3


I wanted to use the Picroft Image on my RPi3. I already have it on a MicroSD card and I now want to connect to it headless. I already got it a headless RPi working with the Alexa Voice Service and Raspian Jessie, by adding a wpa_supplicant.conf to the boot directory before the first boot.

I tried the same with the Picroft image but I can’t find it’s IP address with the Fing app for Android (which worked for the Raspian Jessie Image).

Any other things I have to do to get remote connection on the first boot, because won’t be able to establish a direct connection to a desktop with HDMI.

Ok, I solved it myself. Apparently, the wpa_supplicant.conf in the /boot directory doesn’t work with Raspbian Jessie Lite. So you have to use a program like Paragon ExtFS to get access to the /etc/wpa_supplicant folder on the SD card and edit the wpa_supplicant.conf in there.

Now I successfully have the SSH connection working.