Installing NOOBS on Raspberry Pi.




NOOBS is an easy operating system installer which contains Raspbian. It also provides a selection of alternative operating systems which are then downloaded from the internet and installed.


4gb or more MicroSD/SD card
Card Reader

Installing NOOBS on a Card

NOOBS Latest
Offline and network install

Once you've downloaded the NOOBS zip file, you'll need to copy the contents to a formatted SD card on your computer.

To set up a blank SD card with NOOBS:

  • Format an SD card that is 4GB or larger as FAT. See instructions on how to do this below.
  • Download and extract the files from the NOOBS zip file.
  • Copy the extracted files onto the SD card that you just formatted, so that this file is at the root directory of the SD card. Please note that in some cases it may extract the files into a folder; if this is the case, then please copy across the files from inside the folder rather than the folder itself.
  • On first boot, the "RECOVERY" FAT partition will be automatically resized to a minimum, and a list of OSes that are available to install will be displayed.



For Windows users we recommend formatting your SD card using the SD Association's Formatting Tool, which can be downloaded from You will need to set "FORMAT SIZE ADJUSTMENT" option to "ON" in the "Options" menu to ensure that the entire SD card volume is formatted, and not just a single partition.


The SD Association's Formatting Tool is also available for Mac users, although the default OS X Disk Utility is also capable of formatting the entire disk. To do this, select the SD card volume and choose Erase with MS-DOS format.


For Linux users we recommend gparted (or the command line version parted).

First boot :

Connect your Pi with a Display output , A controller (Mouse or Keyboard) and Power (2a 5v).
On boot it will install raspbian automatically.


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