How to Install and Configure Raspberry Pi OS

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How to Install and Configure Raspberry Pi OS

In this tutorial you will learn how to download, install, and configure Raspberry Pi OS. Since the Raspberry Pi foundation created their own imager (rpi-imager) it’s become quite easy to install Raspberry Pi OS (or other distributions including Ubuntu, Manjaro, Apertis, RetroPi and many more). Let’s get started.

Contents

Prerequisites

Install and Configure Raspberry Pi OS

  1. Download and install the latest RPi Imager (scroll down until you see the links): www.raspberrypi.com/software/
  2. Open RPi Imager, then click “Choose OS”
    Click Choose OS
  3. Choose an operating system, for this tutorial I will choose Raspberry Pi OS (32bit)
    Choose an operating system to install
  4. Click “SDHC Card”
    Click SDHC card
  5. Choose your SDHC card from the list
    Choose your SD card to install OS
  6. (Optional) If you need SSH access, click the settings Gear icon
    Click the Gear icon
  7. Check “Enable SSH”, select “Use password authentication”, then enter your password
    Enable SSH, use password authentication, enter password
  8. (Optional) Check “Configure wireless LAN”, Enter SSID (network name), password, then choose your country, and click “Save”
    Enter your Wi-Fi SSID, password and country
  9. Click “Write” then “Yes” to the alert box
    Click Yes to install OS
  10. RPi Imager will begin to install the operating system. It should only take 5-10 minutes
    The rpi-imager will begin installing the OS

Conclusion

I hope everything went well and your Raspberry Pi is up and running. Why not try one of the other operating systems in the RPi Imager like Ubuntu or Manjero. If you had any issues, hit me up in the comments, or socials/email.

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Further Reading

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