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Base Setup

Fundamental setup after first boot/reboot.

Pro Tip

## Upgrade Packages

``` bash

apt update
apt upgrade
systemctl reboot

Install Useful Tools

apt install htop nload iotop tmux screen vim nano links wget exfat-utils ntfs-3g gdisk lvm2 cryptsetup busybox

ENABLE Automatic Update Download

Note: this is for more persistent/permanently online lollipops


  • Change APT::Periodic::Enable "0"; to APT::Periodic::Enable "1";
  • Change APT::Periodic::Update-Package-Lists "21"; to APT::Periodic::Update-Package-Lists "1";

DISABLE Automatic Update Downloads

Note: this is to save bandwidth, time, etc when travelling


  • Change APT::Periodic::Update-Package-Lists "1"; to APT::Periodic::Update-Package-Lists "0";
  • Change APT::Periodic::Unattended-Upgrade "1"; to APT::Periodic::Unattended-Upgrade "0";

Tweak OpenSSH Config

Edit /etc/ssh/sshd_config

Make sure the following are set and/or adjusted.

  • PermitRootLogin no

Restart the service

systemctl restart sshd


See for details on getting online after running the above commands for how to get online and configure routing.