No PC required: Install Raspberry Pi OS over the Internet

As any experienced Raspberry Pi user can tell you, the popular single-board computer doesn’t come with a preloaded operating system. Unless you buy a third party kit/card that comes with Raspberry Pi OS on it, you will need to download the OS on a PC or Mac and write it to a microSD card or USB storage device for the Pi. We have articles about how to set up a raspberry pi and how? make a headless Raspberry Pi that show you how to do this.

But what if you don’t have access to a computer (or a card reader)? A new version of the Raspberry Pi bootloader, now available in beta, lets you download the operating system and write it to a microSD card using the BIOS and an Ethernet connection.

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