Hello and welcome back. In this tutorial, we will learn how to install Raspberry Pi OS on the Raspberry Pi board. For that, I used the Raspberry Pi 2 Model B board. You can use any other board. The process is the same. Use this link to learn what are the Raspberry Pi boards and the specifications of these boards.
Just as we need an OS (Operating System) to work with the computer we use day to day, we also need an OS to work with a Raspberry Pi computer. It was previously called the Raspbian and it’s now known as Raspberry Pi OS. It also has a good GUI (Graphical User Interface). So we can easily work on it. If you want, you can use the terminal for any task on the Raspberry Pi computer. Also, it includes the different IDEs and library files you need to work with the Python language, and especially the Thonny IDE is included. We can use this IDE to program the different types of Raspberry Pi-based projects. But, Don’t worry. We will make the raspberry pi based projects using this IDE in the future tutorials. In this tutorial, we will learn how to install the Raspberry Pi OS on your Raspberry Pi board. For that this tutorial will guide you step by step.
- If you want, you can install this Raspberry Pi OS on your PC or laptop. (Not requires the Raspberry Pi board). For that, use this link.
Ok, let’s install the Raspberry Pi OS on the Raspberry Pi board step by step. The required components are given below.
- Raspberry Pi board — Amazon
- SD card Reader — Amazon / Banggood
- SD card — Amazon / Banggood
- HDMI cable — Amazon / Banggood
- 5VDC power adapter — Amazon / Banggood
- Computer (Desktop or Laptop)
Firstly, identify these components.
Secondly, insert the SD card into the card reader and connect it to your computer.
Thirdly, go to the Raspberry Pi official website and install the Raspberry Pi Imager file on your computer. For that, use the pictures below.
Now, open this file and install it on your computer.
Then, run it and select the OS file.
Now, select your SD card storage and click the write button. It’s take 5 to 10 minutes. (It depend on your computer performance)
Next, remove the SD card from your computer and insert it into the Raspberry Pi board.
And then, connect the mouse, keyboard and monitor to the Raspberry Pi board. Finally, connect the Power supply to the board.
Now, let’s set up the Raspberry Pi OS step by step.
- First, select your country and language. Next, enter your username and password. Finally, click the Restart button.
- Now, you can see the Raspberry Pi OS interface. If you want, you can change the background image and other settings. To do this, follow the steps below.
Ok, now let’s write the first python program using the Thonny IDE.
- First, open the Thonny IDE and type the code “Print (Hello world)” on the IDE. Then save as you like. Finally, click the Run button. Wow, you can now see the output on the print screen.
Now, you can shutdown your Raspberry Pi computer. We will make the Raspberry Pi based projects in our future tutorials. Ok, enjoy this tutorial. So, see you in the next project or tutorial.