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I would like (using Ubuntu 18.04) to save my Wifi password and a static IP on an OSMC disc image before "burning" this image to an SD card to be used in my raspberry pi 3.

The reason is that I have a fairly long and not particularly human legible Wifi password and a rather terrible keyboard on the pi.

I have done this before on a raspberry 2 and XBMC, but I do not remember how...

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Network passwords are stored in /etc/NetworkManager/system-connections and you can create a static IP for your device by changing your /etc/network/interfaces file to something like below:

# The wifi network interface
auto wlan0
iface wlan0 inet static
    address 192.168.0.87
    netmask 255.255.255.0
    network 192.168.0.0
    broadcast 192.168.0.255
    gateway 192.168.0.1
    dns-nameservers 192.168.0.1, 8.8.8.8
    wpa-ssid <Your wifi network SSID>
    wpa-psk <Your hex encoded wifi WPA password>

Then you can create your image of the system.

  • That's not correct for wifi. You haven't specified the SSID and, if needed, WPA2 password. It is unlikely that the wifi interface is eth0. – chili555 Mar 16 '18 at 19:43
  • Oh, yeah, sorry, I misread that. I updated it to show what a wifi interface might look like. – Rob Mar 17 '18 at 0:13
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    The interfaces file expects to see the WPA2 password in clear text, not hex encoded. Also, network and broadcast are not needed. – chili555 Mar 17 '18 at 1:06
  • I need to do this on the image before burning it to the sd card. So how do I modify the image? – Bruni Mar 19 '18 at 9:45

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