(Tested) Raspberry Pi Model B Board: Unboxing and First Boot

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3 – Preparation of the Raspberry Pi Operating System

The Raspberry Pi works with Raspbian wheezy, an optimized version for the Pi board of the Linux Debian distribution. Raspbian wheezy is a 32-bit operating system.

The creation of a bootable SD card is a simple operation:

  • 1 – Download the Raspbian wheezy raw image from this page and extract the *.img
    file somewhere.
  • 2 – Under Windows, download the Win32 Disk Imager utility.
  • 3 – Create the bootable SD card from the Raspbian wheezy image using Win32 Disk Imager. That’s all.

Under Linux / OS X, you can create a bootable SD card with the following command:

$ sudo dd bs=1M if=./2013-05-25-wheezy-raspbian.img of=/dev/your_sd_card_unit

I used the Windows method that worked very fine in my case.

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3 thoughts on “(Tested) Raspberry Pi Model B Board: Unboxing and First Boot”

  1. foo

    You will want to cross compile the 3D framework rather than compiling on the device as it cpu is only 700mhz, although it can be over clocked and volted to over 1ghz when using the Governor CPU scaler.

  2. JeGX Post Author

    Thanks lolo for the info. I didn’t know that board and indeed it seems more powerful than raspberry pi. More info about odroid HERE.

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