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Im a total noob...

Link to this post 02 Jun 12

I have just purchased a raspberry pi, and i believe i should put linux on it. However, i am a total noob to doing this stuff myself. Iv downloaded and ISO file containing the Zorin version. however iv no idea how to get it onto the SD card properly, do i need to do something to it for it to be read?

Any help appreciated!

Claire

Link to this post 05 Jun 12

I will warn you that Zorin would probably not work as it is not compiled for the ARM architecture. You'll probably be better off using a distro listed on this page here. The link points towards downloads of the distros already supported as well as instructions for installation. I believe Fedora 17 will also be available if it isn't already. Just remember that the Raspberry Pi uses the ARM architecture as opposed to x86.

Link to this post 05 Jun 12

dd if=/path/to/iso of=/path/to/sdcard

(if the iso is compatible with raspaberry-pi that is)

Link to this post 06 Jun 12

I just read on the wiki site Raspberry Pi, that this board can use Debian, Arch Linux and Fedora for arm architects. I recommend using Debian.

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