Install Raspbian on Model 2B

In this Instructable you can learn how to install Raspbian on a Raspberry Pi 2 B using Windows.

Things you'll need:

  • A PC with windows
  • A Raspberry Pi Model 2 B
  • A 4GB or larger SD Card
  • A Micro-USB cable
  • A HDMI cable or a Composite cable
  • Any power supply (phone charger, powerbank, laptop, etc.
  • A Screen or a TV
  • USB keyboard
  • LAN cable

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Step 1: Downloading Raspbian and Win32 Disk Imager

  1. First of all start downloading the Raspbian image from the Raspberry Pi site (this could take some time)
  2. Download Win32 Disk Imager.
  3. Click on the downloaded file and follow the installation procedure.
  4. Now wait till Raspbian is downloaded and extract the image using any program (Explorer, WinRAR, 7-zip, etc.)

You have now installed Win32 Disk Imager and downloaded Raspbian

Step 2: Flashing Your Image

  1. Put your SD card in your SD card slot or any other SD card reader.
  2. Open Win32 Disk Imager if you haven't done that already.
  3. Change your device to the letter from your SD card.
  4. Click on the blue folder and navigate to the extracted image.
  5. Click on the Write button
  6. After the writing is done you can remove the SD card

Step 3: Starting Your Raspberry Pi

Now it's time to connect everything up.
  1. Put your micro SD card in the slot
  2. Connect the HDMI or the Composite cable to the Raspberry Pi and your TV
  3. Select the right source on your TV
  4. Put your micro-USB cable in your power supply and your Raspberry Pi
  5. If you done everything right it should now start up.

Step 4: Configuring Basic Settings

  1. First select option you want to change using the arrow keys
  2. Press Enter

List of options you may want to change

  • Expand filesystem (So you can use all the space)
  • Internationalisation Options -> Timezone
  • -> Locale (Use space to select locales)
  • Advanced -> SSH

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