jonesbooned wrote:I am a very beginner to be clear.
Another vote for the "don't make life difficult" category!
Apart from a few developers, everyone in the world was a beginner with the RPi at some time in the last 2 years.
There is a lot to be learned from installing a very basic operating system and tailoring it to your own needs. But (for most people) that is not a good way to start getting experience. [A bit like learning to drive by first having to assemble the engine.] **
An 'official' 8Gb card with the NOOBS installer pre-installed is available - at least in the UK - for 4gbp, about 7usd. I suggest that is money worth spending to save your time and frustration. http://swag.raspberrypi.org/collections ... gb-sd-card
** Come to think of it, that is actually what I did, but I don't think it is a good model for everyone!
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