After following these instructions you will have a bootable microSD card which can be inserted into a Raspberry Pi 3 to load up the Raspbian Lite image, configured to auto-connect to your wifi network, with a server you can SSH into. For good measure, we will also enable the UART serial console.

All the work is being done on a traditional x86-based Linux laptop - the Pi won’t be needed until you actually want to boot the image!