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Banana Pi Cookbook by Ryad El-Dajani

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Chapter 1. Installation and Setup

This chapter will cover the following recipes:

  • Downloading an operating system for the Banana Pi
  • Setting up the SD card on Windows
  • Setting up the SD card on Linux
  • Booting up and shutting down the Banana Pi

Introduction

The Banana Pi is a single-board computer, which enables you to build your own individual and versatile system. In fact, it is a complete computer, including all the required elements such as a processor, memory, network, and other interfaces, which we are going to explore. It provides enough power to run even relatively complex applications suitably.

In this chapter, we are going to get to know the Banana Pi device. The available distributions are mentioned, as well as how to download and install these ...

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