Raspberry Pi 1 - Startup Raspberry Pi With OS Installation And Configuration With Laptop

This article is for those people who don’t want to use external LED/LCD screen for Raspberry Pi project development.

Raspberry pi
                        Figure 1: Raspberry pi

You need the following components:

  1. Raspberry Pi device
  2. Laptop
  3. Router
  4. LAN Cable or USB WiFi connector.
  5. 5 V power supply
  6. SD card (mini. 8 GB)

You need the following software:

  1. Advance IP scanner
  2. Putty software
  3. Xming
  4. SD formatter
  5. Win32 Disk Imager

For starting Raspberry Pi with laptop screen follow the below steps:

  1. Firstly, we have to install the Operating System for theRraspberry Pi, so download the OS from the given link.

    Here, I used RASPBIAN JESSIE OS. After download completed we have to install it on SD card. Before installing OS we format the SD card with SD formatter, so start the “SD formatter”software as in the following:

    SD formatter
                                         Figure 2:
    SD formatter

  2. Select your SD card and click on “Format” button.

    After successful format, now we have to install the operating system on the SD card.

  3. Start the “Win32 Disk Imager” software. Now browse the operating system image file witch you downloaded and select the SD card in given dropdown list and click on “Write” button.

    download and select the SD card
                                     Figure 3: Win32 Disk Imager

    This will start  writing the image file to the SD card. This will take couple of minutes so please wait for some time. After successful SD card write, attach your SD card to the Raspberry PI and follow below steps.

  4. Connect the LAN cable one end to router and other ends to raspberry Pi device also connect the laptop to same router as in the following figure:

    raspberry Pi device
                                                       Figure 4: Raspberry Pi device

  5. Now give power supply to Raspberry Pi as in the following figure:

    power supply to raspberry pi
                                                 Figure 5: Power supply to raspberry pi

  6. Now start Advanced IP scanner and start the scan with your IP address series.

    Advance IP scanner
                                                                      Figure 6: Start Advance IP scanner

  7. Here we connect the Raspberry Pi to the router because the router will assign automatic IP address to all the connected device. So we get the IP address of the Raspberry Pi from the router. Here I have IP address (

    IP address
                                              Figure 7: IP address of the raspberry pi

  8. Now start the PuTTy software and enter the Host Name (IP address) as in the following image:

    Host Name
                                        Figure 8: Enter the Host Name

  9. Now go to the following location and mark them:

    a. Connection >> SH >> X11.

    Make mark to “Enable X11 forwarding” as per the following image:

    Enable X11 forwarding
                                     Figure 9:
    Enable X11 forwarding

  10. Now click on “Open” button this will open a window (something like CMD).

                                                                   Figure 10:

  11. If your PI is successfully started and if your IP address is valid then it will ask for the Username and password as in the following image:

    User Name: pi
    Password: raspberry

                                                 Figure 11:
    User Name and Password

  12. If you enter valid username and password then it will show the following:

    enter valid username and password
                                                 Figure 12: Enter username and password

  13. Now start the “Xming”software, it shows in task bar as in the following image:

                            Figure 13:
    Starts the “Xming”software

  14. Now type “lxsession” command in putty windows and hit enter. Now wait for few seconds and it will open raspberry pi windows on your desk tops.

                                                    Figure 14:
    Type “lxsession” command

                                                          Figure 15: Raspberry pi windows

  15. Now you can start work with Raspberry Pi as in the following image:

    start you work with raspberry Pi
                                                                         Figure 16: Work with raspberry Pi

Now you enjoy your Raspberry Pi, if you like my tutorial or if you have any query, then comment on this.