Setting up your RaspberryPi

Raspberry Pi’s run Linux. (Note: You can windows on the newest version) If you’re new to Linux, if my be confusing to find out how many flavors are available to you. My favorite Linux for the Pi is DietPi . So for this tutorial, we’ll use it. I find it to be very user friendly and come with the ability to add software easily.

Step 1. Obtain the latest version, goto >download>RaspberryPi. If you are running windows for your computer, you will need a SD formating program.

Step 2. Get an SD card formatting tool. The most popular is SD Formatter. And also an image writing tool. Download it, scan it for viruses and install it.

Step 3. Get an IMG and ISO to SD card writing tool. For Windows, I like win32diskimager. (I’ll include Gparted and Image Disk Writer for Linux if I get enough requests. Download it, scan it for viruses and install it.

Step 4. Insert your your SD card into your computer, Format it with the SD Formatter we downloaded and installed in step 2.

Step 5. Use Win32DiskImager to write the image to the SD card. When done, make sure you safely eject.

Step 6. Put the SD card into the RaspberryPi, and plug it in/turn it in.

Step 7. DietPi will run it’s startup/setup script. It may reboot more than once and or the screen may flicker.

Step 8. After it’s done running, DietPi will display the Log On Screen. By Default Log on is username: root password: dietpi

Just as when it first booted up, a few command prompts may pop up after some time. For example a notice that DietPi is Free Software. (I’ll add Images later )

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