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Raspberry Pi first start

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In this tutorial we’ll see how to install Raspberry Pi OS on your Raspberry Pi, starting from a micro-SD card preloaded with NOOBS. Once you have completely followed this tutorial, Raspberry Pi OS will be running on your Raspberry Pi and you will be ready to start working on it.

Preparation

Connect all components to your Raspberry Pi (end with the power supply):

  • USB keyboard
  • USB mouse
  • Insert the micro-SD card (already preloaded with NOOBS)
  • A monitor or TV (supporting HDMI video)
  • An ethernet cable (optional)

When all components are connected:

  • plug in the power supply to start (make sure it’s powerful enough : minimum 2500mA)

If necessary, have a look at our tutorial ” Raspberry Pi 3 B+ hardware setup” for more information.
And if you miss one of the components, do not hesitate to visit our shop .

Selecting the OS

With a connection to the internet

To have an extended list of Operating Systems to choose from, you can connect your Pi to the internet with an ethernet cable or via your WiFi network. To establish a WiFi connection , click at the “Wifi networks” button to enter your credentials before continuing this tutorial.

So, if you have an internet connection (optional), you can choose among more operating systems and should see following window :

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Without a connection to the internet

In our case we want the full Raspberry Pi OS and thus don’t need an internet connection. Once the power supply connected, after a few seconds, you should see the following screen :

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We select “Raspberry Pi OS Full” (first of the list) and click on “Install”.

Launching the installation

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In the next screen you’ll have to confirm: click “Yes”

This launches the installation procedure which takes several minutes.

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You can follow the progress on the screen. Don’t worry if the system gets stick a while at “100%”. Just be patient.

When the installation is completed, a message box confirms a successful installation :

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Click OK and your Raspberry Pi reboots automatically.

After the reboot you should see the following screen:

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Congratulations, you made it! In the next tutorial we’ll see how to setup the basic configurations.