How to burn RPi SD card imageΒΆ

You can download the SD card image here.

Recommended size: 8 Gb (this is also the minimum size)

Follow these steps:

  1. Download the image from the link above

  2. Unzip it. One of our Windows users recommends using 7-Zip ( to unzip the file.

  3. Inset an 8 Gb SD card into your computer (most computers will require an SD card adapter to accomplish this)


    Linux users can use:

    $ sudo dmesg -T

    to look for the last sdX devices that have been recognized (e.g., sdb [but not sdb2, for example]), confirm the correct SD and see the amount of space available

  4. Burn it to an SD card (this can take a while ...).

    For Linux Users use dd command:

    $ sudo dd if=raspberryshakeSD.img of=/dev/sdX

    For example,

    $ sudo dd if=/home/branden/Desktop/raspberryshakeSD.img of=/dev/sdb
    $ 15523840+0 records in
    $ 15523840+0 records out
    $ 7948206080 bytes (7.9 GB) copied, 4072.25 s, 2.0 MB/s

    For Windows Users download Wind32Diskimager here.

  5. When the process of burning your SD card has finished, unplug it from your computer and, if your are on Linux, replug it into your computer. Now proceed to confirm that the partitions are mounted correctly by opening and exploring the file content as if it was a conventional SD memory card (it will appear as “boot” and as “7,9 GB Volume”). In Windows this is not possible because Windows cannot recognize Linux-formated partitions and that is exactly what this is. If the mount is correct and no errores are seen using “sudo dmesg -T”, then your SD card is ready to go.

  6. Unplug the SD card from your computer and plug it into your Raspberry Pi

  7. (re)Assemble your Raspberry Shake and power the unit up

  8. (OPTIONAL, RECOMMENDED): The image will have a size of ~4 Gb. We recommend resizing this to fill up the entire space provided on your SD card. After ssh-ing into your Raspberry Shake (How to access your Raspberry Shake’s computer via ssh), run:

    $ sudo raspi-config

after starting raspi-config, navigate to ‘Advanced Options’, then select ‘Expand Filesystem’

Now reboot and you are done:

$ sudo reboot