Install Raspbian

Install Raspbian

In this tutorial, we will learn how to copy Raspbian on a SD card.

If you want to use your Raspberry Pi as a small server, I recommended using the official distribution Raspbian Jessie Lite
This distribution devoid of a graphical interface will be perfect for this usage.

We are going to:

  • Download Raspbian Jessie Lite
  • Download Win32DiskImager
  • Copy Raspbian Jessie Lite on a SD card
Needed Components
Components Price Links
MicroSD 8go $7.97 Amazon (us)
SD card reader $5.99 Amazon (us)
Total :
Download Raspbian Jessie Lite and Win32 Disk Imager

In order to copy Raspbian on our SD card, we need to download Win32 Disk Imager (Windows) and an image of Raspbian.

Copy the image on the SD card

Finally, we copy our image on the SD card

  • Launch Win32 Disk Imager
  • Click on the blue folder and select your l’image
  • On Device, select the letter corresponding to your SD card
  • And click on Write


About low-cost SD card and SD card reader

Save money on your card reader or your SD card can look like a good idea but I strongly advise you not to do so.

From my experience, a low-cost SD card can bring a lot of hard to diagnose errors like files disappearing or going back to a previous state which will make your Raspberry Pi unusable.

A low quality card reader can be an unnecessary burden, since they have a propensity to recognize badly SD card.

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