How to install a Raspberry Pi operating system on an SD card

Before you start, you (obviously) should have a microSD card and a computer with an SD card reader. 

SD card

SD card

sd card reader

SD card reader


Step 1:

Now you should download the latest version of Raspberry pi from its official website here


Step 2:

Note: the Raspbian with Raspberry Pi Desktop image contained in the ZIP archive is over 4GB in size and uses the ZIP64 format. To uncompress the archive, a unzip tool that supports ZIP64 is required. The following zip tools support ZIP64:


Step 3:

Now you should download software which allows you to write on your SD card.

Step 4:

Writing an image to the SD card

  • Connect an SD card reader with the SD card inside.
  • Open balenaEtcher and select from your hard drive the Raspberry Pi .img or .zip file you wish to write to the SD card.
  • Select the SD card you wish to write your image to.

In this video, you can see the following steps.

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