There are several helper programs to get an OS on to a disk to boot an IT Device. We will not go in to all the details, hopefully you understand what it is to burn an OS to disk for use. This is the process for using RPi imager to burn pretty much any OS for use.

Raspberry Pi Imager

Use RPi Imager to burn the os to the SD Card:

Erase the SD Card unless it’s new.
Choose the correct sd card.
Click write to start the erase procedure.
Click YES
Click Continue
Choose OS again then
Raspberry Pi OS or Other (Ubuntu Server is located under here).
Choose RPi OS Lite (Highlighted is Buster)
Choose your storage
Choose the Customisation tool on the right
Give the device your hostname
Enable SSH
Set the username and password
Set your timezone here
Uncheck Telemetry and Click Save button, Then Click write to start.
Click YES
Click Continue

Remove the SD Card and plug it back in we have some things we need to do before we boot the pi with it.

Open File Explorer

Open cmdline.txt with a text editor

The Above can be copied and pasted into this file I always put it at the start of the line:

ip= cgroup_enable=cpuset cgroup_enable=memory cgroup_memory=1 swapaccount=1

Next we need to open the config.txt

sudo nano -c config.txt
### This will disable WiFi and Bluetooth ###
# dtparam=audio=on
### Add on the last line after the [all] section This makes sure 64bit is used ###

note: Plug the SD Card back into the Pi and power it on. After it boots; SSH in to the Pi. Use the back arrow to get back to the article you were following if it was on this site.

By Michael Cooper

30 years in IT last 15 as a Senior Systems Engineer. GO BUCKS!

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