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Thanks for the confirmation. 🙂 


   
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Okay. Now I have got it. Thanks 😀 


   
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Okay. Now I have got it. Thanks 😀 

By the way... you don't even need a raspberry pi to learn it or play with it.

As long as you have an internet connection, you can download a virtual machine container such as VirtualBox, and install the raspberry pi ISO on that - I have done this using my licensed copy of VMWare, but VirtualBox will work just as well.  Once installed, you can use it in parallel with your main O/S, and even interact with it.  Just make a backup of your VANILLA Virtual Machine installation, and then practice to blow it up as many times as you like... that's' the best way to learn... repeat/restore.

You can virtually install any O/S you want, contained right within your own main bootable O/S.

Alternatively, you can install Docker to do much the same thing, and more efficiently, though it is a little more complex for newbies to get started with it.

Good luck!


   
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Okay. Thanks for the suggestion. But I think this is a hard way to hit for a beginner. Though, I will surely try. If I face any problem, can I ask you under this topic? It would be very kind of you. 😀 


   
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install the raspberry pi ISO on that - I have done this using my licensed copy of VMWare, but VirtualBox will work just as well.  Once installed, you can use it in parallel with your main O/S, and even interact with it.  Just make a backup of your VANILLA Virtual Machine installation, and then practice to blow it up as many times as you like... that's' the best way to learn... repeat/restore.

Can you please explain these lines clearly? I am a beginner to all these, so I couldn't understand these.


   
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install the raspberry pi ISO on that - I have done this using my licensed copy of VMWare, but VirtualBox will work just as well.  Once installed, you can use it in parallel with your main O/S, and even interact with it.  Just make a backup of your VANILLA Virtual Machine installation, and then practice to blow it up as many times as you like... that's' the best way to learn... repeat/restore.

Can you please explain these lines clearly? I am a beginner to all these, so I couldn't understand these.

Please note that google is your friend 🙂

What research have you undertaken to begin with?... this information is available to anyone with an internet connection:

1) ISO (Optical disc image) - Opticaldiscimage

2) What is VMWare: what-is-vmware

3) What is Vanila: Vanilla_software

If there are some difficult details that you don't fully understand from your research, then we can try to help, no problem.

Please note that learning how to research, FORMS a big part of learning how to help yourself!

Good luck!


   
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Okay. I will surely try this. 😀 


   
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As long as you have an internet connection, you can download a virtual machine container such as VirtualBox, and install the raspberry pi ISO on that - I have done this using my licensed copy of VMWare, but VirtualBox will work just as well.  Once installed, you can use it in parallel with your main O/S, and even interact with it.

@frogandtoad

I have used the VirtualBox software to run Ubuntu OS on my Windows 10 PC. It's working fine.😀

Now, I will try to run the Raspbian OS on my PC. Thanks for the suggestion. 😀


   
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Can anyone please share the link for downloading the Raspbian OS for Raspberry Pi? 🙂 

I'm confused by getting 2-3 options in the official site. I hope the same ISO can be used in the virtual machine and also can be flashed using a memory card to run the Pi. 

Any reply will be appreciated. 😀 


   
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https://www.raspberrypi.org/software/operating-systems/

Pi OS with desktop is probably what you are looking for(With recommended software is probably good for you, but you could just download what you want yourself).

 

Note that that the Debian Buster with Raspberry Pi Desktop is not exactly the same. I have seen this used in virtual machines. Raspbian is optimized for ARM. There is no guarantee that if it works on one that it will work on the other. Also note that the kernel is further behind.

 

I do not believe that you can run the actual Raspbian on a virtual machine with X86 architecture, but I could be wrong.


   
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@madmisha

Thank you so much for the reply. 😀

Now I've understood. I have to go for Pi OS with desktop with recommended software for my Pi and Debian Buster with Raspberry Pi Desktop for running as a VM in my Window 10 PC. 

I guess I have got it right.. 🙂 


   
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For the first time in my life, I worked with the Raspberry Pi OS today (in a Virtual Machine of course). Thank you so much for your suggestion. 😀

I've also installed Python 3 shell, using the terminal. 😀 

This will give me sometime to prepare and practice on how to use this OS, before using it on my Pi. It's not that difficult of course. I've used Ubuntu earlier and so I'm aquainted with the Linux file system and the terminal. 


   
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Note that that the Debian Buster with Raspberry Pi Desktop is not exactly the same. I have seen this used in virtual machines.

@madmisha You're right. Debian Buster with Raspberry Pi Desktop is the one which I downloaded and am using the ISO file to boot my VM. It's working fine. 

Thanks for clearing my confusion and for providing me information about the different Raspberry Pi OSs out there. 😀 


   
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Sounds like you guys are having fun with the Pi. It really is delightful. To run an efficient OS on a tiny machine. I love the Pi!!

It took me back to when computers had very little computational "grunt" and there fore bloat was not acceptable.

Moore's Law...  every computer I have ever worked with has booted slower than the last. The PDP 11 "booted" the instant it was powered up.  A current year computer is infinetley faster that a 8080 or a PDP 11 yet it takes longer to boot. 


   
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