Do you happen to have a situation where you have spare Raspberry Pi laying around and get some project in mind… but don’t have spare monitor/keyboard/mouse? Or you are simply lazy like me to get off desk to put things together Winking smile? I found out that it is really simple to actually do headless installation of Raspbian. And this is how you do that…

First you need to get current image of Raspbian. It can (and should) be downloaded from official site here. Next you need is a tool to flash that image into flash memory. My current favorite is Etcher. I find it’s interface very minimalistic and clean… And really easy to use. As far as storage medium, it is recommended to use good class 10 micro sd card. I usually use one from Sandisk or Samsung. It is advisable to use card that can withstand good amount of read and write cycle. This unfortunately is very important because Pi itself doesn’t have on board storage, meaning everything is stored on micro sd card. If it gets damaged or corrupted, you will lose your data. So quality of micro SD card is very important.

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