Setting up Raspberry Pi with Raspbian OS

Learn Setting up Raspberry Pi with Raspbian OS to SD Card. Also, learn about ways to connect Raspberry PI to the internet.

Required Components

Raspberry Pi x 1
HDMI cable x 1
Monitor or TV x 1
Micro USB Power supply x 1
USB Keyboard (wired/wireless) x 1
USB Mouse (wired/wireless) x 1
SD card (8GB preferable) x 1
Power Supply (5V/2.5A) x 1

Installing Raspbian OS on SD card:

  1. Download official image of Raspbian from here. You can download other official images for Raspberry Pi from here.
  2. The image will be in .img format inside the Zip file. So, extract Zip file first.
  3. To write an image on SD card you will need image writing tool. Etcher is open source image writing tool. To download Etcher, Click here. (Etcher supports .zip and .img file format for image writing)
  4. Insert SD card in card reader and insert it into the computer.
  5. Open etcher and select your .img file.
  6. Select SD card on which you want to write the image to.
  7. Click “Flash!” to begin writing to your SD card.
  8. After writing has completed you can insert SD card in your Raspberry Pi.

Flash Raspbian OS with Etcher


Setting up Raspberry Pi for the First Time:

  1. Insert OS installed SD card into Raspberry PI.
  2. Plug in keyboard and mouse into USB ports in Raspberry Pi.
  3. Connect HDMI cable from Raspberry Pi to Monitor or TV.
  4. Now, go ahead and plug in micro USB power supply. Raspberry PI will start with Raspbian OS.

Plug-in components to Raspberry PI

Connecting Raspberry Pi to Internet:

There are two possible ways to connect Raspberry Pi to internet.

  1. Using Ethernet cable
  2. Using WiFi

If you are using versions older than Raspberry Pi 3 (which don’t have inbuilt WiFi) than you can connect to internet via Ethernet cable or USB WiFi dongle.

After you connected to the internet via Ethernet cable or WiFi, you can start browsing the internet.

For Basic hardware details about Raspberry PI 3, Click here

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