Flint OS for Raspberry Pi installation instructions

    Modern way

    A new tool for SD burning has been released into beta called etcher. We use it here to test our builds and absolutely love it! It is multi platform and runs on Windows , macOS and major Linux operating systems. It has an elegant look and a self-explanatory interface, as illustrated below:

    etcher in action

    You can download etcher for your Windows / macOS / Linux at https://etcher.io.

    Please select the .xz format of Flint OS RPi to download. Once you have downloaded, open it within etcher there is no need to rename or extract the image. Select the SD card you want to use (we recommend a class 10 card as a minimum) and click Flash! etcher will do the rest and will prompt you once everything has been taken care of. Take out the SD card and you are ready to turn your Pi into a powerful browsing machine.

    If you like more traditional installations, you can follow the platform specific instructions below.

    Windows

  • Download the Flint OS for RPi image in either .zip or .xz format from https://flintos.io/download and unarchive using a reliable unzip program such as 7zip. It should give you a .img file, however if you get a .bin file instead, don’t panic! This should work in the same way as a .img file.

  • Then format your SD card of choice that is 4GB or above in size using the system formatting functions under My Computer.

  • Using Win32 Disk Imager select the image and SD card you want to use. Please be careful here to select the correct drive so you don’t destroy any valuable data!

  • Click write and eject the SD card when the process is complete. Slip the card in your Raspberry Pi and enjoy!

    macOS

  • Download the Flint OS for RPi image in either .zip or .xz format from https://flintos.io/download and unarchive using a reliable unzip program such as 7zip. It should give you a .img file, however if you get a .bin file instead, don’t panic! This should work in the same way as a .img file.

  • Then format your SD card of choice that is 4GB or above in size using “Disk Utility”.

  • You can then follow the instructions on the fantastic Raspberry Pi site, it offers many different types of installation technique depending on how comfortable with the command line you are.

  • Slip the card in your Raspberry Pi and enjoy!

    Linux

  • Download the Flint OS for RPi image in either .zip or .xz format from https://flintos.io/download and unarchive using a reliable unzip program such as 7zip. It should give you a .img file, however if you get a .bin file instead, don’t panic! This should work in the same way as a .img file.

  • Format your SD card of choice that is 4GB or above in size. The Gnome disk utility works well if you’re not comfortable with the terminal.

  • You can then follow the instructions on the awesome Raspberry Pi site.

  • Slip the card in your Raspberry Pi and enjoy!