I am trying to help my son with this crappy pi thing - I had hoped it would be an introduction to programming & computing (other than switching on & gaming away), similar to when we had ZX81 but nothing could be further from the truth.
We have trawled all the beginners advice and found 90% to be gobbledy gook, requiring a lot of previous knowledge and no where near simple enough for us to follow step by step.
What we have done:
Downloaded os image from:
http://downloads.raspberrypi.org/downlo ... 4-2012.zip
This has given us 2 files:
We have followed the instructions on :
http://downloads.raspberrypi.org/verify ... image.html
to try to varify the code:
We did this by using the cmd prompt and dragging the exe image file & then the debian6-19-4-2012 file but the number returned does not match.
So we re-downloaded and followed the instructions again - still the number does not match, but it matches the original files number....?
I have also tried to down load the windows mirror file win32diskimager but nothing seemed to download. But not sure what this does....
Also we have tried to follow the beginners advise on here & elsewhere but reading the comments on "partitioning" the cards and lack of possible correction if wrong, plus all kinds of problems with set ups, languages, systems - I really wonder if it really is for true beginners.
Is there anything out there, that is truly a stroke for stroke beginners guide? that actually explains what an image, mirror file and all the other jargon is, as we have spent more time trying to understand the gobbledy gook than actually do anything else.
This is really frustrating as I want my son to research this independantly & make it work rather than sit blanking it out, as it is way to full of jargon and seems to require an awful lot of previous knowledge.
cheers for any help.