Manual Installation Instructions

Graphical Unified Installer

Note: Try using the graphical installer first.

Before you download

Please remember it runs best on a Raspberry Pi Model B 2 but also runs on a 512MB Raspberry Pi B or B+. For best results, you should run pre-caching on first boot as detailed in our faq section.

You will need

  • A Raspberry Pi Model B 512MB or Model B+ 512MM or a Model B2 1024MB
  • A case to protect your Raspberry Pi (optional)
  • A 4GB Class 10 SD (Model B) or MicroSD (Model B+ and B2) card with compatible reader
  • A USB micro power supply (should be at least 2A at 5v, if you experience crashing it’s probably because you have a bad power supply or poor quality USB power cable)
  • An HDMI cord

You will probably want:

  • A remote control

Mac OSX / Linux

Grab your desired image (img.gz) file from github, and flash it with the following commands:

Linux

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gunzip image_name.img.gz
blkid # find out what device you want to flash to, /dev/sdX
dd if=image_name.img of=/dev/sdX bs=1MB #BE VERY CAREFUL you select the right value for X

OS X

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gunzip image_name.img.gz
diskutil list # find out what device you want to flash to, /dev/diskX
diskutil unmount /dev/diskX
dd if=image_name.img of=/dev/rdiskX bs=1M #The "rdisk" will make it flash much faster

Windows

Step 1 - Get the flasher program

To do this, download and run win32 disk imager 

Step 2 - Get the image and flash it

Get the latest build like from github releases, unzip it (may need Winrar to handle gzip files), and select the file using win32 disk imager. Insert the SD card, select it, and flash it. A more detailed guide is available here.

To get the latest build manually

Get the latest gzip image (img.gz file) from the Github releases Extract it (may need winrar or something, not sure if windows handles gzip files), and flash it to an SD card using disk imager like here