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Raspberry Pi Home Automation with Arduino by Andrew K. Dennis

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Pre-installed SD card versus a blank one

Since the Raspberry Pi has been released, a number of websites are offering preloaded SD cards that come installed with one of the operating systems that are available for the Raspberry Pi.

These are a good option for amateur enthusiasts looking to get started with the Raspberry Pi, who do not want to go through the setup process and are happy with a pre-loaded single operating system.

For our project though, we are going to suggest that you purchase a blank SD card and follow the instructions in this chapter. After you have finished formatting the card, you will be introduced to an application called BerryBoot. BerryBoot allows you to choose which operating system you would like to install. This will set ...

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