You’re going to need the following to finish this tutorial and assumes you’re following this from a Linux Distro.
Raspberry Pi Blank SD-Card 2GB or larger
First we are going to need to download the image
Now we will need to extract the file
This will give you the latest dd image for your device the file will be similarly named
The date will change as new images are updated From here you’re going to want to insert your SD-Card that will be for the Raspberry Pi. You will want to make sure you verify the name of your card. On my Arch Laptop my SD-Card is mmcblk0 yours may be different. If you do not use the correct one you run the risk of overwriting import files on your system. Now let’s copy the image onto the card
dd bs=1M if=/path/to/archlinux-hf-2013-07-22.img of=/dev/mmcblk0
Once dd has completed you will want to eject the card. Now go ahead and place the card into your Pi and apply your power source. First boot may take a little time so be patient.
Your default user and password
username: root password: root
Some caveats to keep in mind:
If you’re using a keyboard, mouse, or other USB devices you may need to run them through a powered USB hub. The reason for this is the Pi’s USB port will only handle 140mA, but the limitation has been fixed on newer boards. There is still the possibility to run into power issues, so keep that in mind if you have issues with devices that you’re connecting.