This article explains how to install a downloaded Backroad Raspberry image onto a micro SD card. After the image is installed, the card is inserted into the memory slot on the board where it will run.
Copy to SD Card
- Download and install the Raspberry Pi Imager.
2. Your laptop may have uncompressed the downloaded image automatically for you. If the file name ends with .img, it did and you a ready for the next step.
If the fiile ends in .img.gz then you need to uncompress it. On macOS you only need to double-click the file to uncompress it.
3. Insert a 64GB micro SD card into your laptop’s card reader. If you don’t have one see the links below for a suggestion.
4. Open the Raspberry Pi Imager you just installed and:
- Under Operating System select Use custom.
- In the file-popup open the uncompressed image you downloaded. Remember it should end in .img.
- Under SD Card select your card.
- Click the WRITE button, follow the instructions, and wait for it to finish.
1. Remove the micro SD card from your laptop and insert it into the Backroad Raspberry.
2. Connect power to the Backroad Raspberry.
3. You need to expand the filesystem so you can use all the storage in your card.
The following requires entering some text. I recommend using a physical keyboard. If you don’t have one, I like the mobile wireless keyboard in the links below.
- Open a terminal window by touching the black square icon the bar across the top of the screen.
- After it opens, enter “sudo raspi-config” and press enter.
Configurator page will pop and you navigate with the tab key or arrow keys.
- Highlight 7 and press enter
- Highlight A1 and press enter.
- Press enter to acknowledge the <Ok>.
- Tab to <Finish> and press enter.
- Press enter to accept the <Yes> to reboot now.
You are finished! Ready to become acquainted with your new device? This is a nice introductory tour of the Raspberry PI OS.
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