Different from pcDuino, Raspberry Pi doesn’t have an on-board flash, so we need to create a bootable SD card and installed it in Raspberry Pi before we can do anything.
To prepare the SD card, we need to follow the instructions:
1. Insert an SD card that is 4GB or greater in size into the PC. We recommend to use a USB card reader as the inbuild SD card write in PC may have compatibility issue.
2. Download and install the formatting tool that can be used to format the SD card so that RPi can read it:
3. Download the New Out Of Box Software (NOOBS) from: http://downloads.raspberrypi.org/noobs
4. Unzip the file downloaded in step 3, and copy to the formatted SD.
5. Install the SD into RPi, and power on RPi with HDMI connected to a HDMI monitor:
6. It will boot first into a command line:
The default user name is pi, and password is raspberry.
After log in, we can start the GUI by typing: $sudo init 5