We will now install Raspbian on our Raspberry Pi. This step should be familiar to those that have previous experience installing operating systems such as Windows or macOS. The Raspbian operating system will be installed and will run off of our microSD card.
To install Raspbian onto our microSD card, do the following:
- Start by inserting the microSD card into the appropriate slot on the Raspberry Pi. Be sure to install it so that the label side (opposite side of the exposed contacts) is facing up. Insert it with the metal contacts facing the board. The microSD card should have a slight ridge at the top of the label side, which is good for easy removal using a fingernail.
- Insert a keyboard and mouse into the USB slots ...