I’m trying to set up a balenaDash web frame with a Raspberry Pi and have hit a snag trying to install CLI. Up to this point, the instructions have been rather good and clear (and my device looks like the one pictured under the “Assembling the display and the case” section of https://www.balena.io/blog/make-a-web-frame-with-raspberry-pi-in-30-minutes/), but I’m now stuck.
The documentation ( https://www.balena.io/docs/reference/cli/#install-the-cli) speaks of two methods for installing CLI; the first is through npm and there is a screen capture of a command line with the necessary commands. However, there are no directions on how to get to that specific command prompt ($). When I try to use the terminal from the device page, I’m put into a bash shell.
Similarly, I can’t SSH into a terminal on the device itself using the Raspberry Pi Finder; the connection is refused.
The second method is to download the CLI as a standalone binary. I followed the instructions, downloaded the ZIP file, unpacked it to a balena-cli directory on my C: drive and added the path as instructed. However, when I open a command prompt in Windows, navigate to the directory and issue a “balena” command I get an error message that says:
‘balena’ is not recognized as an internal or external command, operable program or batch file.
I’ve also tried using the “balena login” command in the bash shell, and logged in using Docker credentials, but still can’t seem to figure out how to get CLI installed.
I’m REALLY confused and don’t know what to do to get past this step. Any help would be appreciated.