Raspberri Pi Installation

My Raspberri Pi arrived yesterday.


Linux System Instructions to Create Boot SD Card


  1. Download the zip file containing the image from a mirror or torrent at http://www.raspberrypi.org/downloads
  2. Verify the zip file using SHA-1
    • Filename:


    • SHA-1:


    $ sha1sum -c 2013-02-09-wheezy-raspbian.zip.sha1

    2013-02-09-wheezy-raspbian.zip: OK

  3. unzip
  4. determine SD card device name
    • mine is /dev/mmcblk0p1
  5. dd the image to the SD Card – change mmcblk0p1 !!!

    dd bs=4M if=2013-02-09-wheezy-raspbian.zip.sha1 of=/dev/mmcblk0p1

    • check progress:
      • find pid

        ps aux | grep dd

        • my pid is 4149

          $ kill -USR1 4149

          77+0 records in 77+0 records out 322961408 bytes (323 MB) copied, 45.8116 s, 7.0 MB/s

  6. Optional check what’s written to the SD card by dd-ing back to HD and comparing
  7. sync &
  8. umount SD card and insert in Raspberry Pi