Connect the ethernet cable, the external harddisk and power up the Pi.Your Pi should get its fixed IP-address assigned by your router.The Pi will boot up and immediately log you in as the new user.If it didn't, log-in with your newly created user's details (i.e., don't log in as 'pi'). Type: This will take a little while and spit out a lot of lines of text - eventually it will say 'Done'.
That step is described at the bottom of Matt's guide. As Matt describes it's a good idea to change the user Pi. Make sure you type it all on one line (if you're seeing the line wrap here that's just to make things readable for you). The latest Raspbian Jessie changed the automatic login of the Pi.
Find the MAC address of the Pi Set the router to always assign the same IP to any device with that MAC address To find your Pi's MAC address type: At this point I shut down my Pi.
Removed the Pi from the television and moved it to the room with my routers and external harddisks.
This is how I made my secure Raspberry Pi Webserver, TLS/SSL email server and https secured Owncloud hosting in one.
This very website you're viewing is actually served from the Raspberry Pi this guide is all about. I just like to tinfoil about cloud based personal data and experiment with creating self-hosted stuff in my spare time. And my mail server security looks pretty decent too! Raspberry Pi has some excellent guides for the initial installation of an operating system on your Raspberry Pi. Using a computer with an SD card reader, visit the Downloads page.