Setting up an SD Card for your Raspberry Pi

This guide will show you how to set up a blank SD card (at least 2GB big) with the Raspbian operating system for your Raspberry Pi, along with all of the sample code available in our course. This guide assumes that you have Win32DiskImager and the disk image, both of which are available on the pendrives given out on our courses.

This guide will show you how to set up a blank SD card (at least 2GB big) with the Raspbian operating system for your Raspberry Pi, along with all of the sample code available in our course. This guide assumes that you have Win32DiskImager and the disk image, both of which are available on the pendrives given out on our courses.

 

1) Navigate to the Win32DiskImager folder or wherever you extracted the zip file to.

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2) Open Win32DiskImager.exe

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3) Select your SD card from the Device drop down menu.

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4) Click the Highlighted button

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5) Browse to your disk image. This is available on the pendrive handed out at our courses.

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6) Click the highlighted button

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7) You will receive a warning pop up telling you that if you write to the wrong device you can corrupt it. Ensure that the drive shown is indeed your SD card and click 'Yes'.

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8) Wait for the disk imaging process to complete

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9) When you see the following pop up you're done! Put the SD card in your Raspberry Pi and fire it up.

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