This is a description on how to install Debian Edu / Skolelinux on a Raspberry PI using Raspbian and debian-edu metapackages.

The solution

There is no officially released version of Debian Edu for Raspberry Pi, but it can be easily installed manually. We need to install Debian on Raspberry Pi first, then transform it to a regular Debian Edu workstation. We will start by installing Raspbian. This is a version of Debian that is specially made for Raspberry Pi. After that we install the debian-edu metapackes using a script to transform the installation into a Debian Edu workstation (which needs a Debian Edu main-server to be useful..

Installation instructions

1. Download Raspbian. If you need older versions you can find them here Raspbian Desktop and here Raspbian lite. At the moment the suggested Raspbian version is Strech-lite.

2. Write the image to a SD card using either UNIX tool dd. or if you are Windows user Win32DiskImager. You can find detailed instructions also in this Raspberry PI offical guide. The installation with the complete meta-packeges set requires 11,2GB, so use 16GB SD card at least.

3. Boot up and Log in with username: pi and password: raspberry. Use raspi-config to change default password and set localisation options, typing at prompt:

sudo raspi-config 

4. Exit raspi-config and add password to the root user:

sudo passwd root 

and then

sudo reboot 

5. At next prompt, log in with username: root and password: what you chosed at step 4.

6. Update and upgrade the package database:

apt-get update
apt-get -y upgrade 

8. Install debian-edu-config:

apt-get install –y debian-edu-config

9. Now you will find several scripts in /usr/share/debian-edu-config/tools folder, so go in:

cd /usr/share/debian-edu-config/

DESKTOP=xfce bash -x tools/debian-edu-bless

10. Reboot.

11. Now you can access desktop, from lightdm, using pi or root users only.

ifconfig -a