This is my notes on how I'm installing Rasbian on a 16GB SD card.

  • Download Rasbian from this link: Rasbian.
  • UnZip the file.
  • Check which drive it is. On my computer it is usually /dev/sde. Use the command:
sudo fdisk -l
  • Then I use the command:
sudo dd bs=4M if=2018-04-18-rasbian-stretch-lite.img of=/dev/sde status=progress conv=fsync

Then you'll see some progress. Be patient. It will eventually be finished.

Sometimes I need to check that the SD card only holds one partition. For that I use the application gnome-disks, and look for my SD card.

sudo gnome-disks

There's a new tool in the market: rpi-imager

Good luck.