Raspberry Pi OS, a new update and name change for the classic Raspberry Pi operating system Raspbian, was recently announced by the Raspberry Pi Foundation. The Raspberry Pi OS is immediately installable and includes everything you’ll need to support the new Raspberry Pi 4 8 GB module. There are several options for installing the new operating system.
Before you update to the new OS, make a backup of your current Raspberry Pi image in case something goes wrong. For assistance with this operation, see our guides on how to back up your Pi image on Windows or Mac.
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Install using Raspberry Pi Imager
Using third-party imaging software
1. Install using Raspberry Pi Imager
Using the Raspberry Pi Imager, you may quickly install Raspberry Pi OS. This is an official imaging application that makes flashing a microSD card considerably simpler and more pleasant to novice users. A detailed description of how to use the Raspberry Pi Imager here.
You can also write the Raspberry Pi OS image to a microSD card using third-party imaging software. Connect the Raspberry Pi to your computer after turning it off and removing the SD card.
When it comes to imaging software, there are various possibilities. Etcher is a popular tool that is known to function well with Raspberry Pi images. This program can be used to flash any image compatible with your Pi’s microSD card.
Choose an imaging application to download and install.
While trying to set up the new Raspberry Pi OS, you’re likely to run across a few snags.
OS Not Loading
If the Raspberry Pi OS image fails to boot, reformat the SD card and try again. If the computer still won’t boot, make sure the SD card is big enough. You could try reinstalling Raspbian Buster to see if the problem is with the OS or the Pi hardware.
Some software may be incompatible with the new operating system. You can either wait for the program’s makers to upgrade it to work with the new changes, or you can go back to an older edition, such as Raspbian Buster.
In this tutorial, we are gonna show you how to install Retropie on your Raspberry Pi 4:
If you get an error when trying to image the microSD card, look up the error code online to figure out what the issue is. If you can’t locate anything related to your problem, make sure your microSD card can handle the Raspberry Pi OS. Before attempting to reimage the card, you might want to try formatting it.