Replicating Netflix Part 1: Installing Raspbian Lite using Etcher
This is the pilot post for building a Raspberry Pi cluster that I intend to use for building a Nextflix replica at home for research purposes, the goal of the post is to install a Raspbian Jessie Lite on a Micro SD card that I plan to install on a Raspberry Pi 3 Model B Motherboards.
Most stores nowadays would sell Raspberry Pi 3 Model B Motherboards that have pre-installed SD Cards and OS (Most of the time outdated). This is definitely OK and convenient but it is prone to two major problems:
- Guys who buy Raspberry Pi 3 Model B Motherboards with pre-installed SD cards and OS don't understand how to install things on their own.
- The pre-installed OS is often outdated from what is available from the internet.
Stuff you need
- An SD card with at least 48 MB/s transfer speed. For me I've used a Samsung 32GB 80MB/s EVO Select Micro SDHC Memory Card (MB-ME32DA/AM) because faster cards are better!
- An image of Raspbian Jessie Lite.
- Etcher (An SD Card Burner). It's an open source software that leads the competition!
What is Raspbian Jessie Lite?
Raspbian Jessie Lite is an operating system based on Debian Linux named after the Toy Story cowgirl (Debian is notorious for naming its family members under the toy story series). I had picked the Lite variant so I can achieve efficiency.
Start like a boss
Step 1: Install Etcher on your machine.
Download and install Etcher from https://etcher.io.
Step 2: Open Etcher
Step 3: Select the Raspberry Image file from your drive.
Step 4: Flash your Samsung 32GB 80MB/s EVO Select Micro SDHC Memory Card (MB-ME32DA/AM).
Step 5: Wait for it to finish.
Step 6: Task Complete.
Installing Raspbian Jessie Lite. in a SD card is quite manageable and should not discourage people from buying Raspberry Pi 3 Model B Motherboard that don't have pre-installed OS and SD card. Installing it on your own lets you save money and offers you the learning opportunity.
- Replicating Netflix Part 2: Casing up our tiny kick-ass cluster nodes (Raspberry PIs)
- Replicating Netflix Part 3: Setting up a network for Raspberry PI Clusters