In today's tutorial, we are gonna have a look at How to Install Raspbian on SD Card for Raspberry Pi 3. In our previous tutorial Introduction to Raspberry Pi 3, we have seen the basic overview of this board, along with what it is capable of doing.
Hello friends, I hope you all are doing great. In today's tutorial, we are gonna have a look at How to Install Raspbian on SD Card for Raspberry Pi 3. Today, I am going to start this new tutorial series on Raspberry Pi 3. In this series, we will first cover the basic tutorials for beginners and in the second phase, we will interface raspberry Pi 3 with different sensors and modules etc. In the third phase, we will involve cloud computing and will upload different data over to web server. I will take it step by step from basics to pro. I hope you will enjoy it. You should first have a look at Introduction to Raspberry Pi 3, where I have discussed the basic overview of this board, along with what it is capable of doing. Consider it a zero tutorial of raspberry Pi series.
So, now its time to get this beast ready for the coming battles. ;) Raspberry Pi is like a mini computer and the SD card acts as a hard drive for it. As we all know, we have to install some operating system like Windows or UBuntu etc. on our computers in order to operate them. Similarly, we have to install some operating system on our mini computer Raspberry Pi 3 and this operating system of Raspberry Pi 3 is called Raspbian. You should also have a look at this video tutorial for better understanding:
So, let's get started with How to Install Raspbian on SD Card for Raspberry Pi 3:
How to Install Raspbian on SD Card for Raspberry Pi 3
First of all you will need an SD card, officially they recommend to use minimum 8GB card but I would suggest you to have at least 16GB SD card.
You will also need SD Card Reader, which we will use to transfer our Rapbian OS from computer to SD Card.
So, now insert your SD Card into your SD Card reader and plug it with your laptop or computer via USB.
Some laptops have builtin SD card reader in them, so if you are lucky then you don't need to buy separate SD card reader.
First of all, we need to Format your SD card:
1. Formatting of SD Card
In order to Format the SD Card, you will need to download this great software SD Card Formatter.
It's a free tool and you can quite easily download it from their official site by click above link.
After download this software, install it on your computer and open it.
If everything goes fine then it will look something as shown in below figure:
Select your SD Card drive at top and then click on the Format Button.
You can also change the name of your SD Card Drive, by default it changes the name to BOOT.
It will format your SD card and will give the end results as shown in below two figures:
Click OK Button and close this SD Card Formatter as we have successfully formatted our SD Card.
Next thing we need to do is, we need to install Raspbian OS on our SD Card. So let's do it:
That's all for today. I hope you guys have enjoyed today's tutorial. If you have any problem in Installation of Raspbian on SD Card for Raspberry Pi 3 then ask in comments or the Forum and our team will surely help you out. Thanks for reading, have fun. :)
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