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Python Programming for Raspberry Pi, Sams Teach Yourself in 24 Hours by Christine Bresnahan, Richard Blum

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Appendix A. Loading the Raspbian Operating System onto an SD Card

In order to boot your Raspberry Pi, you need a properly created SD card with the Raspbian operating system loaded onto it. You cannot simply copy the file over to the card. You must use image burner software or another appropriate utility. This appendix will help you move your downloaded copy of the Raspbian operating system’s raw image from your computer to an SD ard.

Which section of this appendix you should use depends on the type of computer where the downloaded Raspbian operating system’s raw image file now resides. If you downloaded the operating system file to a Windows system, then go to the section “Windows: Loading Raspbian onto an SD Card” of this appendix. If you downloaded ...

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