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ARPIC – Raspbian Light Stretch NTP

Whilst setting up a new APRIC I noticed that the time was not updating as expected, no update on boot.

I have not setup an RTC on this unit yet, but NTPD would need to be installed anyway to updated the RTC later.

It appears in the Jan 2018 release of Rasbian Lite Stretch does not have NTPD installed as default.

A quick way to check the time and date configuration is to use timedatect1

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ARPIC, Install Raspbian Lite onto a Raspberry Pi

ARPIC – Another Raspberry Pi Controller

Hardware  :

Raspberry Pi

4GB or larger Micro SD card

Network connection – cable or WiFi

PC with an SD card reader (Windows OS in this example)


For help getting Raspbian onto your SD card, take a look at these pages;



Lets get started!

  • Connect the Raspberry Pi to your network, you can either plug up a keyboard and monitor or SSH into the Pi using Putty.
  • Login to the Pi using the default credentials ( pi \ raspberry ).
  • Its always best to run a system update even on a new install;

sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get dist-upgrade

  • Once the system update has completed, restart and log back in.


  • Type the below code to access the raspi-config file;

sudo raspi-config

For this project, the changes to the raspi-config file are listed below, refer to official, easy to use documentation from RaspberyPi.org if you get stuck.

  • Under 7  Advanced Options, Select A1  Expand Filesystem
  • Under 5  Interface Options, Select P2  SSH and Enable
  • Under 5  Interface Options, Select P7  1-Wire and Enable
  • Under 4  Localisation Options, Select I2  Change Timezone & location and set
  • Under 2  Network Options, Select N1 Hostname and set your desired hostname
  • Under 2 Network Options, If your using a compatible WiFi dongle, the SSID and passpharase can be entered under option N2

Once completed, Select the Finish option and select Yes at the prompt to restart.