This recipe explains how to install an operating system image on an SD card using the
dd standard Linux utility.
You should have already downloaded a Raspberry Pi disk image, and you should now be ready to write the disk image onto an SD card using a Linux PC.
Most versions of Linux and Mac OS have the
dd command installed. This powerful version of the copy command (
cp) can be used to write blocks of data to devices such as an SD card.
Once you've completed this recipe, you will be able to write an SD card from a Linux computer.
Here are the ingredients: