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How to install RISC OS onto the Raspberry Pi


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If you have ever wanted to install RISC OS onto your Raspberry Pi, Martin Hansen has a guide to help you do it!


This is how his great guide starts:

In this article I’m going to explain how the Raspberry Pi can be made to run RISC OS. In a few months time it will be possible to buy an SD card with RISC OS already written on it. Once this is available, you’ll be able to simply slot the SD card into the Pi, switch on, and the set up will boot into the RISC OS desktop. From there you can run software, or write your own. This article is about getting to that point under your own steam. As such it embraces the Raspberry Pi philosophy of not being afraid to get “hands-on” and being DIY minded.

Here is how to write RISC OS onto an SD card.

In addition to the Pi you will need;
• Micro USB Power Supply (DC 5 Volts, 1 Amp output)
• Class 4 SD card of 4 GB
• USB mouse & keyboard
• HDMI monitor & connecting cable
I bought the Maplin N19HX power supply for £14.99, and an (Intenso) SDHC memory card for £3.99. I already had suitable keyboard, mouse, and monitor with cable. Class 6 SD cards are suitable but problems have been reported with class 10. Power supplies rated less than 1 amp (1000 mA) are a source of problems.

Check out what happened at the Q&A session with the Raspberry Pi Foundation

Have you tried it yet? Let us know by leaving a comment below.

Andrew Edney
I am the owner and editor of this site. I have been interested in gadgets and tech since I was a little kid. I have also written a number of books on various tech subjects. I also blog for The Huffington Post and for FHM. And I am honoured to be a Microsoft MVP since January 2008 - again this year as an Xbox MVP.

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