Download the Raspbian image
Download the latest Raspbian image from the official download page. As of writing this, the latest Raspbian OS is
Raspbian Buster (based on Debian 10). I chose the
Raspbian Buster lite as it doesn’t include any UI and and the size is less.
Unzip the downloaded file with the following command.
cd ~/Downloads && unzip "*raspbian-*-lite.zip"
Flash the image to SD card
etcher tool from the official website.
Unzip the tool with the following command
cd ~/Downloads && unzip "balena-etcher-electron-*linux-x64.zip"
Make the etcher AppImage executable
chmod +x balenaEtcher-*-x64.AppImage
Run the etcher tool
Insert SD card into card reader slot. Follow the on screen instructions of the etcher tool and flash the extracted Raspbian image to SD card.
Boot the image
Monitor, mouse and keyboard are required for the first time to enable the SSH. By default SSH is disabled.
After connecting raspberry to monitor, run the following command to enable SSH.
Navigate to Interfacing Options -> SSH and then enable the SSH by pressing Enter.
WiFi can also be configured by going into Network Options -> Wi-Fi and then entering SSID credentials. I prefer connecting RaspberryPi to ethernet port of a router.
Assign a fixed IP address to your raspberry Pi device. This can be done by using DHCP bind or DHCP static bind feature or similar in your router settings web page. This feature will always assign the same IP address to your Raspberry Pi device.
Login to RaspberryPi
Reboot the device so that it gets the IP address bound to it’s MAC from the router.SSH into the raspberryPi using the following command
ssh pi@ip_add_ress # Replace the ip_add_ress with raspberryPi IP address.
Change the default password using the following command
Update the OS
Run the following commands to update the system
sudo apt update
sudo apt -y upgrade
That’s it. The Raspbian OS is installed on Raspberry Pi and ready to access over network for further development like creating web server, hosting or accessing applications.