3. Boot Options
Use this option to change the user interface the Raspberry Pi presents when it boots:
|Console||Provides a text Console, and requires a user to login before they can access the system.|
|Console (Autologin)||Provides a text Console, and the system is automatically logged in to as the ‘pi’ user.|
|Desktop||Provides a Desktop Graphical User Interface (GUI), and requires a user to login before they can access the system.|
|Desktop (Autologin)||Provides a Desktop Graphical User Interface (GUI), and the system is automatically logged in to as the ‘pi’ user.|
The default boot option for Raspbian Jessie is Desktop (Autologin).
The default boot option for Raspbian Jessie Lite is Console.
- Start at the raspi-config main menu.
- Select Boot Options. The Choose boot option page is displayed.
- Select the desired boot option, and press Enter.
The Raspbian Jessie Lite distribution does not include a pre-installed desktop graphical user interface (GUI). If you want to use the desktop boot options with Raspbian Jessie Lite, you will first need to install the lightdm package.
- To install lightdm, use the following package install command:
sudo apt-get install lightdm -y