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Downloading the Software

In this section you find the latest ready-to-use RaspiBlitz SDcard images. Basically you just download, write/flash the image file to an sd card and start your Raspberry Pi with it - its the same for first install or updating to a newer version. You can choose from two ready-made sd card images below:

FATPACK SD Card Image (Beginners - WebUI)

This is the sd card image you should choose if your at the beginning of your RaspiBlitz journey or you are a casual node runner wanna download the next update/upgrade - with WebUI & fast installing bonus apps.

MINIMAL SD Card Image (Experienced Users - SSH)

This is the sd card image for RaspiBlitz users that are already more experienced and want to use just a limited set of features of the RaspiBlitz. This image has just the bare minimum of features pre-installed - LCD & HDMI output is off by default. Setup, Update or Recovery needs to be done thru SSH login - API & WebUI are later available but are not pre-installed/activated by default. The RaspiBlitz will download & compile just the tools that are in your ´raspiblitz.conf´ - this will take longer but as a trade-off this RaspiBlitz then just runs with a reduced set of dependencies and so a minimized attack vector and better performance. Its for the serious & experienced node runners.

Write the SD-Card image to your SD Card

You need to write the downloaded SD card image (the img.gz-file) to your SD card (32GB minimum) - you can use the very easy tool Balena Etcher for this. It's available for Win, Mac & Linux.

Boot your RaspiBlitz

Insert the SD card and connect the power plug.

  • Make sure to connect the raspberry with a LAN cable to the internet at this point.
  • Make sure that your laptop and the raspberry are on the same local network.


When everything boots up correctly (one reboot is normal), you should finally see the local IP address of your RaspiBlitz on the LCD panel.


Now open up a terminal (OSX/Win10) and connect through SSH with the command displayed by the RaspiBlitz:

ssh admin@[YOURIP] → use password: raspiblitz

To follow the setup dialogue in your terminal you can continue with chapter Basic Setup.