Raspberry Pi

The Raspberry Pi is a credit-card sized computer that plugs into your TV and a keyboard. It’s a capable little PC which can be used for many of the things that your desktop PC does, like spreadsheets, word-processing and games. It also plays high-definition video.

The Raspberry Pi measures 85.60mm x 53.98mm x 17mm, with a little overlap for the SD card and connectors which project over the edges. The SoC is a Broadcom BCM2835. This contains an ARM1176JZFS with floating point running at 700Mhz, and a Videocore 4 GPU. The GPU is capable of BluRay quality playback, using H.264 at 40MBits/s.

SD Card Creation

  1. Download the zip file containing the dd image:
  2. Extract the zip file to your hard drive, giving you the dd image archlinux-hf-*.img
  3. Write this image to the target SD card. The SD card will need to be 2GB or larger.
    1. Replacing sdX with the location of the SD card, run:
      dd bs=1M if=/path/to/ArchLinuxARM*.img of=/dev/sdX
    1. Download and install Win32DiskImager
    2. Select the ArchLinuxARM*.img image file, select your SD card drive letter, and click Write
  4. Eject the card from your computer, insert into the Raspberry Pi, and power it on.
  5. If your keyboard, mouse, or other USB device doesn't appear to be working properly, try using it through a POWERED USB hub. The Raspberry Pi's USB ports are limited to 140mA. This limitation has been fixed in newer boards; however, you may still run into power issues.
  6. The default username is 'root' with a password 'root'




Broadcom BCM2835 700MHz




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