This page contains a guide to installing an operating system on the Raspberry Pi.
Installing Raspbian Operating System
The kit came with an 8GB SD card with the NOOBS operating system (for beginners at raspberry pi) pre-installed. Nice touch, but I didn't want to use NOOBS, I wanted to use a Raspbery Pi version of Debian so that I can hack this thing up. I downloaded an image file from http://www.raspberrypi.org/ (it was a zip file, containing an img file).
Step 0: Plug the SD card in
You're going to be installing the operating system for the Raspberry Pi onto an SD card, so pick an SD card that you'll use, and plug it into your laptop.
Step 1: Find your SD card
I plugged my SD card into my Mac OS X (running 10.8), and ran this command to list all the devices:
$ diskutil list /dev/disk0 #: TYPE NAME SIZE IDENTIFIER 0: GUID_partition_scheme *250.1 GB disk0 1: EFI 209.7 MB disk0s1 2: Apple_HFS Cronus 249.2 GB disk0s2 3: Apple_Boot Recovery HD 650.0 MB disk0s3 /dev/disk1 #: TYPE NAME SIZE IDENTIFIER 0: FDisk_partition_scheme *7.9 GB disk1 1: DOS_FAT_32 NOOBS 7.9 GB disk1s1 /dev/disk2 #: TYPE NAME SIZE IDENTIFIER 0: Apple_partition_scheme *16.7 MB disk2 1: Apple_partition_map 32.3 KB disk2s1 2: Apple_HFS Flash Player 16.7 MB disk2s2
That means my sd card is at
Step 2: Unmount card
Now I unmount the SD card:
$ diskutil unmountDisk /dev/disk1 Unmount of all volumes on disk1 was successful
Step 3: Write image to SD card
For the last step, you use
dd (disk formatter utility) to write that image to your SD card:
$ sudo dd bs=1m if=2014-06-20-wheezy-raspbian.img of=/dev/disk1 2825+0 records in 2825+0 records out 2962227200 bytes transferred in 1571.202055 secs (1885325 bytes/sec)
The above command took 27 minutes on my system.
Understanding What's on the SD Card
In case you're wondering what's on the SD card and how that works: Kali_Raspberry_Pi/Installing#Kali_Linux_SD_Card
Installing Kali Linux Operating System
You can see installations for installing Kali Linux on a Raspberry Pi over at Kali Raspberry Pi/Installing
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