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Setting Up Your Raspberry PI

A step by step guide into how to setup your pi

This Guide will show you how to setup the raspbery pi

You Will Need

  • Raspberry Pi
  • A Micro SD Card (at least 8 GB)
  • USB Keyboard and Mouse
  • Micro USB charging cable
  • HDMI Cable
  • ethernet cable (optinal)
  • Monitor or TV
  • A Computer with an internet connection
  • SD card Reader and Micro SD card Adaptor

Getting Started

Before you power up the Raspberry pi, an operating system is needed to make the Raspberry Pi Work. To do this you will need to visit the Raspberry Pi Website and Download one of the operating systems. The Two best Operating Systems are “Raspbian” and "Ubuntu Mate".

Raspbian

Raspbian is based if Debian and is Optimised for the Raspberry Pi.

Download

* Links to www.raspberrypi.org


Ubuntu Mate

Ubuntu mate is based if Ubuntu and uses the Mate Desktop envioment. It also has a build for the Optimised for the Raspberry Pi.

Download

* Links to www.ubuntu-mate.org


Setup the SD card

When you have downloaded the OS you will need to write the file to your Micro SD card. To do this you will need some Disk Imaging Software.

✻ TIP - Remove all USB Flash Drives from your computer so you don’t accidentally format them

GNU/Linux

  1. Extract the file you have just downloaded
  2. Right Click on the “.img" file you just extracted
  3. Depending on your Distribution choose image writer or bootable USB
  4. Select the SD Card (Warning This will fomat your SD Card )
  5. Write the image to the SD Card
  6. Safely remove the SD card

MS Windows

Before you Start you will need to download 7-Zip and Win32 Image Writer

✎ NOTE - If the download is a .zip file you will dont need 7-Zip

7-Zip Win32

* Links to www.7-zip.org & www.sourceforge.net

  1. Extract the file you have just downloaded with 7-Zip
  2. Open Win 32 writer
  3. Select the ".img" file you just extracted
  4. Select the SD Card (Warning This will fomat your SD Card )
  5. Write the image to the SD Card
  6. Safely remove the SD card

Install the OS

When This is done you can now put the SD (Micro SD) Into your raspberry PI. When you plug in the power the Raspberry Pi should Boot into Linux (Remember to plug in the USB keyboard and Ethernet cable)

When the Pi boots up you will be prompted to logon. To do this just type the words in the "quotes".

Username: "pi"

Password: rasberry

✎ NOTE - Linux will not show a * symbol when you type in the password

You Now have a fully working Raspbery Pi.