Serious top tip for working with headless Raspberry Pis - if you don't happen to have a handy HDMI monitor kicking around to diagnose boot issues, a cheap HDMI to USB video capture dongle and your computer's camera app is all that is needed.

h/t Alan Garfield on :birdsite:

Since creating a ssh file on rootfs isn't enabling ssh for me, this is a useful tool for getting the thing set up without a network connection.

@grumpysmiffy I did not know HDMI -> USB capture dongles were a thing, this is very cool!

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@jimbob Well worth the $19. I thought I was going to need special software, but it just gets treated like a webcam. On a Mac, I can only find Photobooth, which flips the image, so just used Camera on Windows. amazon.com.au/gp/product/B08B7

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