Installing Raspbian on a SD card via Ubuntu/linux is rather simple here are the steps, software, and equipment I used to install the Raspbian image onto an SD card.
Note: This post is part of my magic mirror series click here to see all the posts in this series
Sabrent SuperSpeed 2-Slot USB 3.0 Flash Memory Card Reader (Note: my laptop had a card reader built in so you my not need this if you computer already has one)
- Standard Linux Drive Viewer (comes with all linux distributions)
- Raspbian OS (Note: I downloaded RASPBIAN JESSIE WITH PIXEL not RASPBIAN JESSIE LITE)
- Insert the micro SD card (16 GB or 32 GB) into the SD card adapter
- Insert SD card adapter into SD card reader
- If you are using a external SD card reader, plug that into an open USB port on your computer
- On the computer open a browser window and go to www.raspberrypi.org/downloads/raspbian
- download the image file
- Once downloaded, simply double click on the image file and a pop up window will appear
- if you can not find where the file go downloaded type CTRL+J and open the file loaction
- The window will ask you for a destination to write to. (be sure to choose your SD card you want to use) This will erase everything on the destination drive you choose
- if you do not know what your SD card is called open a folder and navigate your drives till you find the one you want to use
- Once you have chosen the right SD card click start restoring.
- Wait a sec and your done. Now take the micro SD card out of the adapter and insert it into the Raspberry Pi.