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Raspberry Pi Imager for Raspberry Pi OS

Mon Jun 22, 2020 5:53 am

Hello everyone:

A somewhat naive question, why is there no Raspberry Pi Imager for Raspberry Pi OS. I don't use Windows either Mac. A Raspberry Pi Imager would be very useful for my Raspberry Pi.

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Re: Raspberry Pi Imager for Raspberry Pi OS

Mon Jun 22, 2020 6:05 am

There is one. You install it using apt, the same way you'd normally install Raspberry Pi OS software.

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sudo apt update
sudo apt install rpi-imager
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Re: Raspberry Pi Imager for Raspberry Pi OS

Wed Jun 24, 2020 9:55 pm

Thank you very much!
I don't know why it's not mentioned along with the others.

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Re: Raspberry Pi Imager for Raspberry Pi OS

Thu Jun 25, 2020 7:10 am

The others are all direct downloads. The Pi OS doesn't need that as it has it in the package manager, which keeps track of everything it installs.
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Re: Raspberry Pi Imager for Raspberry Pi OS

Thu Jun 25, 2020 10:13 am

FWIW, screenshots of (the April version, 1.2) RaspberryPi Imager running on a P3A+ can be seen here:
https://www.cpmspectrepi.uk/raspberry_p ... Aplus.html
(and I've been using that setup frequently since those pages were created.)
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Re: Raspberry Pi Imager for Raspberry Pi OS

Thu Jun 25, 2020 1:53 pm

I didn't know that Pi imager was available for the Pi OS. Many thanks for the information .

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Re: Raspberry Pi Imager for Raspberry Pi OS

Thu Jun 25, 2020 4:05 pm

I've updated the docs page here to reflect this.

https://www.raspberrypi.org/documentati ... /README.md
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Re: Raspberry Pi Imager for Raspberry Pi OS

Thu Jun 25, 2020 5:01 pm

jamesh wrote:
Thu Jun 25, 2020 4:05 pm
I've updated the docs page here to reflect this.

https://www.raspberrypi.org/documentati ... /README.md


That's good. Would it also be possible to add something to the 'headline' information at https://www.raspberrypi.org/downloads/ which might be understood to say that a third-part OS is needed as a platform to be able to install RasPiOS?

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