Installing raspbian OS for raspberry pi using ubuntu pc

Installing raspbian OS using windows is very easy and its simple directions are easy for all to understand. However this article doesnt deal with it, rather it deals with using a linux tool named ‘dd’ or its modified version ‘dcfldd’.
Raspbian can be installed in 3 steps.

Step1: DOWNLOAD AND UNZIP THE RASPBIAN OS.
Download the latest version from and unzip it to the same forder. In my case it is the Home/Downloads folder.
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Step2: INSERT A CLEAN MicroSD AND INSTALL DCFLDD PROGRAM
Type the command
ls /dev/mmc* in terminal to ensure the sd card has been dectected.
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If the sd card is mounted, then it should be unmount. Use the following command
sudo umount /dev/mmcblk0 to unmount it.
later install dcfldd program with the command
sudo apt-get install dcfldd and enter the password when prompted.

Step3: INSTALL THE RASPBIAN OS ON TO THE SD CARD
Go to the directory in which the extracted file is present using the change directory command.
cd Downloads
Typing the following command will install the image file onto the sd card.
sudo dcfldd bs=1M if=2012-10-28-wheezy-raspbian.img of=/dev/mmcblk0 . Enter your correct version of raspbian wheezy.
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Power up the pi after reinserting the sd card back. and you are ready to go….

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10 Responses to Installing raspbian OS for raspberry pi using ubuntu pc

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  2. Rutger says:

    Thank you, super easy. Couldn’t get any of the recommended GUI programs on the forums working, and this would be easier to automate.

  3. Mihai says:

    u`r a genius !!! THANK YOU

  4. Anonymous says:

    At Last !!! clear instructions that worked. Thank You

  5. Anonymous says:

    That works. Thanks!

  6. Anonymous says:

    Thanks! Nice!

  7. Anonymous says:

    Great!! Thank you man! Lot of forum with bla bla bla… and you helped us..

  8. I know this is old post, but I don’t have a card reader. I was going to attempt this through live usb boot and then image the MicroSD from there. I believe it should work! Will be attempting retropi this afternoon.

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