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Getting ready for my Raspberry PI and installing Debian

I’ve ordered my Raspberry PI, so I’m planning how and what I’m going to be doing with it.

I have many small projects I’d like to get underway, but ones which spring to mind first are building a home Media Centre, Network Storage device that supports many drives, and one that is hot on my list is the ability to connect the Raspberry PI to my Arduino and build a small portable device that can tell me where and how to access Wifi while I’m out and about.

But before I do anything lets get a virtual machine up and running so we can start playing as if we were on the Raspberry PI:

It has been rumoured that Debian will be the preferred OS to use on the PI due to it small foot print, so let go and get it


I selected and downloaded small CDs and the kfreebsb-i386, mainly because I am running on a Mac and will be running my virtual machine inside of Parallels.

Thing to remember when creating your virtual machine is set your memory to 256mg as this is all you’ll have to play with inside your PI.

Here is a YouTube video that I made which goes through the installation of Debian in real time, as it takes under 15 minutes to install


So first steps complete.

The next Blog on the Raspberry PI will be to install a graphical user interface on to your Debian operating system.