Raspberry Pi Zero W Bought for Testing



  • I have bought the raspberry Pi Zero for testing. I have to start the os installation through SD Card. Any raspberrians here ?

    https://www.silverlineelectronics.in/index.php?route=product/product&product_id=54



  • I have two model b driving two tv's but I use ubuntu mate



  • Whether used Noobs?Installation will be easy to SD card of 16GB?



  • @gjacobse is one.



  • @lakshmana said in Raspberry Pi Zero W Bought for Testing:

    I have bought the raspberry Pi Zero for testing. I have to start the os installation through SD Card. Any raspberrians here ?

    https://www.silverlineelectronics.in/index.php?route=product/product&product_id=54

    The sketch Lite is pretty simple to install,.. the one I have is in an IMG file format. Format your SD card, then write the image to the SD Card using Etcher or similar software.



  • Pi 3 running home automation. B+ running motion, temp, and light sensors with a nginx reverse proxy to my dog cams. 3 Zero Ws will be running temp, light and motion sensors in various rooms. Pi 2 hooked up to official display soon to be dashboard and camera.



  • RPis are good for education purposes because there's a large community behind. But they are expensive.

    Use OrangePi if you need more than two or three later on.

    "Installing" is pretty much always the same: Grab an image, write it to an SD card. There are dozens of tools for the job, ranging from dd to Win32DiskImager. As said before, there are dozens of tools out there. Rufus is another widely used option. Haven't used Etcher, but it looks pretty simple (in terms of "noob"-compliance).

    Tip: Get a good SD card. Class 10 / UHS from a well known brand like Sandisk, for example. And keep in mind that the SD card will die at some point, they really don't like random writes. Best to avoid them whereever possible, e.g. redirect logs to a rsyslog server, move /var/run and /var/tmp to a RAM-disk if possible etc.



  • @thwr said in Raspberry Pi Zero W Bought for Testing:

    RPis are good for education purposes because there's a large community behind. But they are expensive.

    Use OrangePi if you need more than two or three later on.

    "Installing" is pretty much always the same: Grab an image, write it to an SD card. There are dozens of tools for the job, ranging from dd to Win32DiskImager. As said before, there are dozens of tools out there. Rufus is another widely used option. Haven't used Etcher, but it looks pretty simple (in terms of "noob"-compliance).

    Tip: Get a good SD card. Class 10 / UHS from a well known brand like Sandisk, for example. And keep in mind that the SD card will die at some point, they really don't like random writes. Best to avoid them whereever possible, e.g. redirect logs to a rsyslog server, move /var/run and /var/tmp to a RAM-disk if possible etc.

    Etcher is the easiest one to use, no installation necessary. I prefer dd myself, but I know a lot of people just won't know how to use dd.



  • @travisdh1 said in Raspberry Pi Zero W Bought for Testing:

    @thwr said in Raspberry Pi Zero W Bought for Testing:

    RPis are good for education purposes because there's a large community behind. But they are expensive.

    Use OrangePi if you need more than two or three later on.

    "Installing" is pretty much always the same: Grab an image, write it to an SD card. There are dozens of tools for the job, ranging from dd to Win32DiskImager. As said before, there are dozens of tools out there. Rufus is another widely used option. Haven't used Etcher, but it looks pretty simple (in terms of "noob"-compliance).

    Tip: Get a good SD card. Class 10 / UHS from a well known brand like Sandisk, for example. And keep in mind that the SD card will die at some point, they really don't like random writes. Best to avoid them whereever possible, e.g. redirect logs to a rsyslog server, move /var/run and /var/tmp to a RAM-disk if possible etc.

    Etcher is the easiest one to use, no installation necessary. I prefer dd myself, but I know a lot of people just won't know how to use dd.

    dd if=/dev/sdb1 of=/dev/sdc1

    Is that correct?



  • @dustinb3403 said in Raspberry Pi Zero W Bought for Testing:

    @travisdh1 said in Raspberry Pi Zero W Bought for Testing:

    @thwr said in Raspberry Pi Zero W Bought for Testing:

    RPis are good for education purposes because there's a large community behind. But they are expensive.

    Use OrangePi if you need more than two or three later on.

    "Installing" is pretty much always the same: Grab an image, write it to an SD card. There are dozens of tools for the job, ranging from dd to Win32DiskImager. As said before, there are dozens of tools out there. Rufus is another widely used option. Haven't used Etcher, but it looks pretty simple (in terms of "noob"-compliance).

    Tip: Get a good SD card. Class 10 / UHS from a well known brand like Sandisk, for example. And keep in mind that the SD card will die at some point, they really don't like random writes. Best to avoid them whereever possible, e.g. redirect logs to a rsyslog server, move /var/run and /var/tmp to a RAM-disk if possible etc.

    Etcher is the easiest one to use, no installation necessary. I prefer dd myself, but I know a lot of people just won't know how to use dd.

    dd if=/dev/sdb1 of=/dev/sdc1

    Is that correct?

    Almost, you need to get the boot sector as well, and I always add the bs=4k option as well when working with any block storage too speed things up. Oh yeah, the if= is going to point to the downloaded file, not a device.

    sudo dd if=/home/user/Downloads/filename of=/dev/sdc bs=4k
    

    Who else is tempted to make a joke about dd calling bs?



  • @travisdh1 bs=4k is read and writes up to bytes at a time. Spinning off of yours, this is how I write mine.
    sudo dd if=/home/user/Downloads/filename of=/dev/sdc bs=1M status=progress
    status=progress gives you a nice little progress output without having to pipe it into anything.