My Pi arrived today, so I've brought it into the lab here at work (i'm a network engineer type) and ran into an immediate snag. While the SDcard borrowed from my camera should be compatible, I've no way of getting a screen onto it as I've only a Laptop at home, no TV, and of course all displays here are DVI not HDMI.
Rather than waiting for a connector to arrive via the post, I ploughed on regardless figuring it would all be fine.
Stage1 - Prep the SDcard:
I used the instructions here
and win32diskimager'd the default debian install.
Before trying to boot, renamed the file boot_enable_ssh.rc --> boot.rc on the FAT partition (readable by windows).
Stage2 - Let there be Lights
Attached Ethernet onto a DHCP enabled network segment, inserted my SDcard then applied Power via a blackberry MicroUSB Adapter (exactly 5v).
after about 30 seconds, checked the DHCP server for active leases, and lo and behold, there was one. This is exciting.
Stage3 - Is there anyone in there?
tl;dr: yep: http://onebit.us/x/i/7929204051223840889.png
Nmap that IP address: ports 22 and 111 alive (111 wat?)
ssh in as pi - easy as
run startx (for testing!)
Stage4 - let there be X
add a new user
use sudo dpkg-reconfigure x11-common to change the default X permission to anybody
download & run Xming if you are windows
ssh in as the new normal user enabling X11 tunneling
run xclock to prove it's working
declare victory, be home in time for tea and medals.
instant headless X/sshd server.
All in all, day1 of pi is a resounding success. Now i'm off to toys'R'us to buy some Lego to house it.