Step 1: Materials
USB Power Adapter
SD Card(At least 4GB)
Soft-float Debian "wheezy"( Can be found here: http://www.raspberrypi.org/downloads )
Imaging software (ex: Win32DiskImager: http://sourceforge.net/projects/win32diskimager )
SSH Client ( ex: Putty: http://www.chiark.greenend.org.uk/~sgtatham/putty/download.html )
Step 2: Development Environment
Additional wired Internet connection
Extra USB Keyboard
Monitor (with HDMI port, or adapter)
HDMI cable (and adapter, if necessary)
Step 3: Download and Burn Linux Distribution Image to SD Card
Linux distribution used: 2013-05-29-wheezy-armel
Obtain imaging software that will support SD cards
Ex: Win32DiskImager, http://sourceforge.net/projects/win32diskimager/
Burn an image of the linux distribution to SD card:
1. Open Win32 Disk Imager
2. Click on Directory icon and navigate to downloaded and unzipped image (.IMG) and select ‘Write’ … confirm “Yes” when prompted
3. When complete, a window will pop up saying “Write Successful”. Click OK. Click Exit.
4. Remove SD card.
Step 4: Initial Boot and Configuration of the Raspberry Pi
2. Ensure that HDMI, keyboard and mouse are connected properly
3. Connect the 5V power supply
4. The Pi should boot as a list of processes and applications begin filling the screen
5. A blue screen appears with ‘Raspi-config’ and several menu options
6. Arrow down to Select ‘expand_rootfs’ and press Enter
7. ‘Root Partition has been resized’, press Enter.
8. Arrow down to ssh
9. Enable SSH
11. If all boots correctly then you are ready to start the install.