The Raspberry Pi B+ came with an 8GB MicroSD card. This had the NOOBS operating system package already installed on it. The MicroSD card got upgraded to 64GBs. This had to be formatted to FAT32 in order for it to run on the Raspberry Pi. Overview of this process is given below. There is also some general discussion about the Pi and its place in British Computing.
File Allocation Table (FAT) is file a structure dating back to 1977. It is a lightweight format commonly used for portable storage devices, such as SD cards and UBS sticks. SD and MicroSD cards above 32 GB will need to be formatted to FAT32 in order to run on the Raspberry Pi.
The MicroSD card was formatted using Windows and FAT32 Format.
The latest NOOBS package was then installed onto the MicroSD card.
Reduced Instruction Set Computing
The RISC OS operating system is directly linked to Acorn computers, which was responsible for the ARM architecture now used in devices like mobile phones. The original meaning of ARM was Acorn RISC Machines.
RISC OS and Acorn were closely tied to the Cambridge computing scene. Acorn also played an integral role in the BBC Computer Literacy Project in the 1980s. This was after it won the contract to produce the BBC Micro for schools.
Drop and drag the NOOB files onto the MicroSD card. Do not put them into a folder. The Raspberry Pi is then ready to boot.
The options menu will then be presented. RASPIAN is the standard operating system.
The system setup process goes through a largely automated process of setup commands.
The easy to use desktop environment option means anyone can use the Raspberry Pi from setup.