hi all. as from what i can see, the 'Absolute Beginner' topic is closed now, i hope it's ok to post here for the help i need, and boy, do i need help! if ever there were an 'Absolute Beginner', i am he!
anyway, this is what i have.
got the new version 'B' Pi with 512mg ram, got the power plug and cable, got the hdmi cable, got a usb hub, got a 16gb sdhc Sandisk class 10 card and did the windows install for raspbmc, which as far as i can see has used about 50mb of a 70mb partition, leaving the rest untouched. now the fun starts. i dont have a 20foot ethernet cable, i do have a little wireless dongle. that came with a mini wireless keyboard and touch pad i got with an android dongle (which dont work!). i dont have a usb keyboard or usb mouse. so first questions are, can i go ahead and connect everything up to the tv? will the bits i have be recognised and be useable or must i get the ethernet cable, the usb mouse and the usb keyboard before i can do anything?
did say i was the absolute beginner and the 'beginners info' posts i have read dont give this info or at least, i haven't seen it. so, a massive plea for help, please people