Simple Getting Started with Raspberry Pi Home › Forums › Single board computers › Raspberry Pi › Simple Getting Started with Raspberry Pi Tagged: getting started, raspberry pi This topic contains 0 replies, has 1 voice, and was last updated by PMB 6 years, 4 months ago. Viewing 1 post (of 1 total) Author Posts October 12, 2012 at 2:18 pm #1816 PMBKeymaster You need a SD card, 2GB minimum preferably 4GB and as fast as you can get (speeds up writing). Get a couple. Download the operating system file from raspberry-pi.org Start with Raspbian “wheezy”. It’s easy enough to change later on. Unzip the download and you get a image file (.img) that has to be loaded onto the SD card. Not simply copied over. I use Linux and this worked for me (change the img file location and SD card designation to suit): sudo dd bs=4M if=/home/paul/Downloads/apps/raspberry_pi/2012-09-18-wheezy-raspbian.img of=/dev/sdd This will take a few minutes or a long time if you have a slow SD card. Put the SD card in the R-Pi, connect a TV, keyboard and mouse. Power up the R-Pi using a 700mA or greater phone charger or similar 5V DC power supply.You should see the boot up on the TV leading to a setup menu that only appears on first time boot. Add a new User To add a new user sudo adduser paul To make the new user a super-user: adduser paul sudo Author Posts Viewing 1 post (of 1 total) You must be logged in to reply to this topic.