Once you download the image it would be a good idea to verify the SHA-1 checksum
SHA-1 Checksum c43178ea18063928de21daf441aa10152d4ce4f9
$ sha1sum pidora-18-r2c.zip
Then extract the image from the archive
$ unzip pidora-18-r2c.zip
Then just to be safe verify the md5 checksum
$ cat pidora-18-r2c.img.md5sum 9e2d83c0f1572d65b60554227583b35c pidora-18-r2c.img
$ md5sum pidora-18-r2c.img
Now we are safe to write the image to our SD card. Mine is at sde but be sure to check yours before proceding.
$ sudo dd if=pidora-18-r2c.img of=/dev/sde bs=512k
3418+1 records in
3418+1 records out
1792275456 bytes (1.8 GB) copied, 100.527 s, 17.8 MB/s
Now just throw the card in your raspberry pi and boot it up.
There will be a few setup screens to create your account and root password etc… Just normal housekeeping stuff… nothing serious.
and in no time you will be at your desktop
I added firefox 17 just to see how it would run… it ran but boy was it slow… I will stick to Midori
and now its time for updates… and there are a lot of them… 360 to be exact.
And we are still installing updates… but today is a new day!
At any rate, if you like fedora you are going to feel right at home with Pidora. This is a great little distro for your raspberry pi. I ran this on a model b that was not overclocked and I feel that the performance was acceptable except for doing updates. Download it and give it a try and let my know what you think!
- piCore 5.1 released
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