This guide uses Raspbian Lite as the starting point. Download the latest version from here:

You will get a .zip file. Unzip that and you should get a .img file. Then follow these excellent instructions to burn the OS image to an SD card:

You live in a world where an entire operating system can fit on a wafer thin piece of plastic smaller than your finger tip. And you can run this on a $5 (or $10) computer that is small enough to give away on the cover of a magazine. You should be amazed, excited, and happy about this.

This guide was first published on May 17, 2017. It was last updated on 2021-09-03 12:47:41 -0400.

This page (Install OS on to SD Card) was last updated on Aug 16, 2022.

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