How to prepare Raspberry Pi

 

What we do
What we need
How we do
What we do

In this post, we're going to cover how to prepare Raspberry Pi.

 

This includes several steps like the followings.

 

How to format (micro) SD card

How to get Raspberry Pi OS Image (such as Raspbian)

How to write (micro) SD card with that image

Basic settings  

 

How we do

We actually need some programs to format/read/write SD card for Raspberry Pi.


  • How to format (micro) SD card

Please click here to download SD Card Formatter.

Then click SD Memory Card Formatter for Windows.

Downloaded file should be named 'SD_CardFormatter0500SetupEN.exe' (at current date, 29/06/2018)

 

 

Once you're ready, we can start format your SD card.

 

  1. Run SD card formatter program
  2. Choose card drive
  3. Tick Quick format
  4. Specify Volume label
  5. Click Format button

 


  • How to get Raspberry Pi OS Image (such as Raspbian)

Please click here to download recent Raspbian OS Image.

Raspbian is one of famous Operating System running on Raspberry Pi.

Then click Raspbian Stretch with desktop with 'Download Zip'.

 

Downloaded Zip file should be named '2018-04-18-raspbian-stretch.zip' (at current date, 29/06/2018)

 

 

Once you finished downloading, unzip it.


  • How to write (micro) SD card with that image

Please click here to download Win32DiskImager.

Then click Download the recent program for windows.

 

Downloaded file should be named 'win32diskimager-1.0.0-install.exe' (at current date, 29/06/2018)

 

 

Now, it's the time to write downloaded Raspbian Image into your SD card.

 

  1. Run Win32diskimager program
  2. Browse the downloaded Raspbian Image file ('2018-04-18-raspbian-stretch.img')
  3. Please make sure the correct drive you want to write
  4. Click Write button and wait
  5. Complete message and all the job finished.

 


  • Basic settings

Once you proceeded all above steps, you're fully ready to start your Raspberry Pi with SD card.

Just Insert your SD card into Raspberry Pi's card slot and give it power.

 

Don't forget to connect Monitor or TV's HDMI port to Raspberry Pi's HDMI output.

Otherwise you can't see anything what's going on in your Raspberry Pi. 🙂 and then you will be able to see this.

 

 

At this time, we need to configure Wifi settings and also enable SSH settings.

 

There are two ways to do it, via Raspbian Desktop (GUI) or Command Line.

 

  1. 'Raspberry Pi Configuration Tool' in Desktop

This can be accessed 'Preferences option in the Desktop menu.

SSH Setting :

 

WIFI Setting : This option can be found in the up and right hand corner of desktop.

 

just configure your Wifi Access point and password like what you're doing as usual.

 

    2. Old raspi-config Tool via Command line

 

This method might be a bit harder for newcomers, but which can still be accessed through the terminal.

 

 

sudo raspi-config

 

The above command fire up 'Raspberry Pi Software Configuration' tool.

 

 

Choose 7 Advanced Options , then

 


 

Choose SSH and enable it!  

 

so, now we can connect to our Raspberry Pi via SSH connection and this means we don't need to use monitor to see desktop or further tasks.

 

 

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