Setup Domoticz on a Raspberry PI with a Windows machine.
Before we start, make sure that you have the following appliances and software :
- Raspberry PI & powering unit
- Micro SD card (Minimal Class 10 & minimal 4 GB) & Micro SD card reader
- Free network port on router
- Windows PC
Preparing the Micro SD Card
- Plug the MicroSD card in a card reader and plug this in a free USB port on your Windows machine.
- Make Note of the the Disk number( In our case E: ).
- Download the Win32DiskImager and install it ( https://sourceforge.net/projects/win32diskimager/ )
- Download and save the Meek-Domoticz on an easy accessible location
- Open Win32DiskImager
- Select the correct Disk as noted in bullet 2)
- Select the Meek-Domoticz file
- Press Write
- Grab a cup of coffee and wait till the image is completely written on the MicroSD card.
- This Image is been created as as follows :
- Download and and write image “
RASPBIAN STRETCH LITE 2017-11-29” on SD card with Win32DiskImager
- If you encounter errors writing the above image :
- open “diskmgmt.msc” (Windows start button and type : diskmgmt.msc ) to see what might causing the error.
- Please make note that if you make changes in the wrong partition, you may corrupt your Windows system and/or lose data on your storage devices !!!
- In my case, removing all the partitions on the SD card, and make a complete new FAT32 partitions, give me a good results of writing the above mentioned image without an issue.
- Enabled SSH by placing an empty file named SSH on the root partition
- Power up and attach Raspberry on your local network and scan for the IP address of Raspberry with Advanced IP Scanner
- Point Putty with SSH to the IP address found above
- Login with user : pi
- Password : raspberry
- Type : sudo raspi-config
- Expand file system by selecting <7 Advanced Options> – <A1 Expand Filesystem>
- Change Time Zone by selecting <4 Localisation Options> – <I2 Change Timezone>
- Update <8 Update>
- If you like, you can make additional changes.
- Select <Finish>
- type “ sudo reboot “
- Re-Login with Putty (just like above)
- Install Domoitz by typing “ curl -L install.domoticz.com | sudo bash “
- afterwards type “ cd domoticz “ followed by typing “ ./updatebeta “
- Install mosquito (MQTT) by typing “ sudo apt-get install mosquitto mosquitto-clients ”
Obtaining the IP address of Raspberry PI/Domoticz instance
- Plug the MicroSD card in the Raspberry PI
- Connect the Raspberry PI to your rooter
- Power on the Raspberry by connecting the power unit
- Download and install/Execute Advanced IP Scanner ( https://www.advanced-ip-scanner.com/ )
- Press Scan button and make note of the IP of the “ raspberrypi “
- Open your browser and point to the IP address obtained in the previous step with the addition of the port number :8080. In our situation 192.168.0.63:8080
- Never power off a Linux system without properly shutting it down. To shutdown the RPI with Putty “sudo poweroff“ or in Domoticz Goto – – , wait for a minute and (till the lights completely stop blinking) and only then, unplug the power cable from the Raspberry.