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Raspberry Pi Networking Cookbook - Second Edition by Rick Golden

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Downloading new SD cards

The following recipes explain how to create bootable SD cards from downloaded disk images using Win32DiskImager.exe, dd, and diskutil.

The Raspberry Pi does not come with an operating system. Before the Raspberry Pi can boot, it needs an SD card with the operating system installed. Preinstalled SD cards are available for purchase. However, downloading and installing an operating system image is not difficult.

Once you've completed this recipe, you will know how to download a Raspberry Pi operating system. The following recipes will show you how to write it to an SD card.

How to do it…

Perform the following steps to write an image to the SD card:

  1. Download a Raspberry Pi image.
  2. Write the image to an SD card.

How it works…

The easiest ...

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