(Tested) Raspberry Pi Model B Board: Unboxing and First Boot

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3 – Preparation of the Raspberry Pi Operating System

The Raspberry Pi works with Raspbian wheezy, an optimized version for the Pi board of the Linux Debian distribution. Raspbian wheezy is a 32-bit operating system.

The creation of a bootable SD card is a simple operation:

  • 1 – Download the Raspbian wheezy raw image from this page and extract the *.img
    file somewhere.
  • 2 – Under Windows, download the Win32 Disk Imager utility.
  • 3 – Create the bootable SD card from the Raspbian wheezy image using Win32 Disk Imager. That’s all.

Under Linux / OS X, you can create a bootable SD card with the following command:

$ sudo dd bs=1M if=./2013-05-25-wheezy-raspbian.img of=/dev/your_sd_card_unit

I used the Windows method that worked very fine in my case.

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